Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; Correction, 50986 [E8-20101]

Download as PDF 50986 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is responsible for notifying the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20109 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, that meet the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. This notice corrects the culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian organizations identified during the claimant process and provides new museum contact information for a Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items published in the Federal Register of October 10, 2002 (FR Doc 02–25874, page 63152) for unassociated funerary objects removed from Lana‘i, HI. The Federal Register notice of October 10, 2002 is corrected by substituting paragraph numbers 5 and 6 with the following paragraphs: Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 97 cultural items are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native Hawaiian VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 individual. Officials of the Bishop Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hui Kako‘o. It has also been determined that Hui Kako‘o is the most culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian organization for these unassociated funerary objects. Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Betty Lou Kam, Vice President of Cultural Resources, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96718–2704, telephone (808) 848–4144, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to Hui Kako‘o may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying Hui Kako‘o, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai‘i Nei, Maui/Lana‘i Island Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published. Dated: August 12, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20101 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO, that meet the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. On February 24, 1965, the collectors Mary W.A. and Francis V. Crane PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 acquired 18 silver Seminole pendants from the antiquities dealer Howard B. Roloff. Records from the purchase transaction noted that the ‘‘4 dark ones are from a burial over 100 years old.’’ In 1968, the Cranes donated the Seminole pendants to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (then Denver Museum of Natural History) (Accession Numbers AC.7940A-D). The museum exhibited the four pendants in its ‘‘Seminole Silver Case’’ between 1976 and 1980. Historical and archeological evidence establish that Seminole and Miccosukee people have been residents in central and southern Florida for at least several hundred years. In consultations, representatives of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations confirmed their affiliation with earlier historic American Indians in Florida and confirmed that the four pendants were very likely Seminole burial objects. Descendants of the Seminole are members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations. Officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the four cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the cultural items and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Dr. Chip ColwellChanthaphonh, NAGPRA Officer, Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205, telephone (303) 370–6378, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary items to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations may proceed after that date E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession 
of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Bishop Museum, 
Honolulu, HI, that meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary 
objects'' under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian 
organizations identified during the claimant process and provides new 
museum contact information for a Notice of Intent to Repatriate 
Cultural Items published in the Federal Register of October 10, 2002 
(FR Doc 02-25874, page 63152) for unassociated funerary objects removed 
from Lana`i, HI.
    The Federal Register notice of October 10, 2002 is corrected by 
substituting paragraph numbers 5 and 6 with the following paragraphs:
    Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 97 cultural items are reasonably believed to 
have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of 
death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, 
by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a 
specific burial site of a Native Hawaiian individual. Officials of the 
Bishop Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be 
reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hui Kako`o. It has also been determined 
that Hui Kako`o is the most culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian 
organization for these unassociated funerary objects.
    Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated 
funerary objects should contact Betty Lou Kam, Vice President of 
Cultural Resources, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 
96718-2704, telephone (808) 848-4144, before September 29, 2008. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to Hui Kako`o may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying Hui Kako`o, Hui 
Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, Maui/Lana`i Island Burial Council, 
and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 12, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-20101 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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