Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM; Correction, 64366-64367 [E8-25760]

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The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region. This notice corrects the number of sacred objects affiliated with the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate published on July 23, 2008, in the Federal Register (FR Doc. E8-16732, page 42827) from three to one. Based on additional information received when the items were to be repatriated, the NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region, determined that two of the sacred objects are not culturally affiliated with the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico. The cultural affiliation of those two objects is undetermined at this time. Repatriation of the sacred object described as a bundle with eagle feathers in the July 23, 2008, Notice of Intent to Repatriate is not affected by this correction. In the Federal Register of July 23, 2008, (FR Doc. E8-16732, page 42827), paragraph numbers 3–5 are corrected by substituting the following three paragraphs: In 1994, the National Park Service assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with the investigation of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation. The evidence included a collection of Native American objects confiscated from the East-West Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM. Preliminary subject matter expert review of the collection indicated that the objects were historically significant and potentially subject to NAGPRA. The collection was accessioned in 2002 into the Southwest Regional Office collections, now called the Intermountain Region Office. The cultural item covered in this notice is one bundle with eagle feathers. Following adjudication of the case, a detailed assessment of the object was made by Intermountain Region (IMR) NAGPRA program staff in close collaboration with the IMR Museum Services program staff and in PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consultation with representatives of potentially affiliated tribes. During consultation, representatives of the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, identified the cultural item as a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Pueblo of Santa Ana religious leaders for the practice of a traditional Native American religion by their present-day adherents. Oral tradition evidence presented by representatives of the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, and the written repatriation request received by the Intermountain Region further articulated the ceremonial significance of the cultural item to the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, oral tradition, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, and the sacred object. Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the cultural item described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the Intermountain Region 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 sacred object and the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, occurred after the 30 day comment period expired for the original July 23, 2008, Notice of Intent to Repatriate. The Intermountain Region is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; YavapaiApache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this correction has been published. Dated: October 6, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–25760 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and New York State Museum, Albany, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 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 completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the possession of the New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Dukes County, MA. 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by New York State Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Acquinnah) of Massachusetts. In 1966, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were recovered from the Howland 2 Site, Dukes County, Martha’s Vineyard Island, MA, during an archeological survey conducted by Frank Schambach, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 New York State Museum staff. No known individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects are eight wrought iron nails with wood adhering and a fragment of deer bone scapula. The Howland 2 Site is located on Shotnine Hill overlooking Squibnocket Pond within the historic boundaries of the community of Gay Head. The human remains were found in two separate locations on the same site. Wrought iron nails associated with one of the individuals dates the burial to post-European contact, dated to circa 18th–19th centuries. Although the only funerary object found with the second individual consisted of a fragment of animal bone, the depth of the burial, which was over 4 1/2 feet deep, and its proximity to the other individual of historic age, indicates that these human remains may also date to a post-contact time period. Historic records indicate that the Wampanoag have maintained a continuous presence on Martha’s Vineyard, despite colonization of the island by Euroamericans in A.D. 1641. In 1711, Gay Head was established as a reservation for the Wampanoag Gay Head Indians by the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in New England. In 1714, the community was closed off to the public by a ditch and gate enclosure, along what is now the boundary with Chilmark. The Howland 2 Site is located within this boundary. Its location within the historic boundary of Gay Head suggests that the site was used for burial by residents of the Wampanoag community, rather than by Euroamericans. Historic information indicates that the area of the Howland 2 Site has been part of Wampanoag-use lands since 1711. Archeological evidence indicates that the burials most likely date to a time subsequent to the establishment of the Gay Head community for the Wampanoag Indians by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England. Based on this historical and archeological evidence, officials of the New York State Museum have determined that the human remains and funerary objects are culturally affiliated with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts. Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs concur with the determinations in this notice. Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and New York State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64367 Bureau of Indian Affairs and New York State Museum have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the nine objects 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. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and New York State Museum 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 Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Wampanpoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Lisa M. Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator, New York State Museum, 3049 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, telephone (518) 486–2020, before November 28, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Wampanpoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The New York State Museum is responsible for notifying the Wampanpoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts that this notice has been published. Dated: September 30, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–25763 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK. The human remains were removed from Carlisle Island in the Islands of the Four Mountains area of the Aleutian Islands chain in Alaska. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, 
NM; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    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 
NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region.
    This notice corrects the number of sacred objects affiliated with 
the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate 
published on July 23, 2008, in the Federal Register (FR Doc. E8-16732, 
page 42827) from three to one. Based on additional information received 
when the items were to be repatriated, the NAGPRA coordinator, 
Intermountain Region, determined that two of the sacred objects are not 
culturally affiliated with the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico. The 
cultural affiliation of those two objects is undetermined at this time. 
Repatriation of the sacred object described as a bundle with eagle 
feathers in the July 23, 2008, Notice of Intent to Repatriate is not 
affected by this correction.
    In the Federal Register of July 23, 2008, (FR Doc. E8-16732, page 
42827), paragraph numbers 3-5 are corrected by substituting the 
following three paragraphs:
    In 1994, the National Park Service assisted the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with the 
investigation of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation. The evidence 
included a collection of Native American objects confiscated from the 
East-West Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM. Preliminary subject matter 
expert review of the collection indicated that the objects were 
historically significant and potentially subject to NAGPRA. The 
collection was accessioned in 2002 into the Southwest Regional Office 
collections, now called the Intermountain Region Office. The cultural 
item covered in this notice is one bundle with eagle feathers.
    Following adjudication of the case, a detailed assessment of the 
object was made by Intermountain Region (IMR) NAGPRA program staff in 
close collaboration with the IMR Museum Services program staff and in 
consultation with representatives of potentially affiliated tribes. 
During consultation, representatives of the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New 
Mexico, identified the cultural item as a specific ceremonial object 
needed by traditional Pueblo of Santa Ana religious leaders for the 
practice of a traditional Native American religion by their present-day 
adherents. Oral tradition evidence presented by representatives of the 
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, and the written repatriation request 
received by the Intermountain Region further articulated the ceremonial 
significance of the cultural item to the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New 
Mexico. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, 
oral tradition, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert 
opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Pueblo of Santa 
Ana, New Mexico, and the sacred object.
    Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the cultural item described above is 
a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American 
religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American 
religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the 
Intermountain Region 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 sacred object and the Pueblo of Santa 
Ana, New Mexico. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Pueblo of 
Santa Ana, New Mexico, occurred after the 30 day comment period expired 
for the original July 23, 2008, Notice of Intent to Repatriate.
    The Intermountain Region is responsible for notifying the Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of 
the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New 
Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San 
Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos,

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New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; 
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White Mountain Apache Tribe 
of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the 
Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; 
and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this correction 
has been published.

    Dated: October 6, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-25760 Filed 10-28-08; 8:45 am]
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