Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 71673-71674 [E8-28038]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 25, 2008 / Notices Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–09–1310–FI; COC68149] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68149 from the following companies: (1) Delta Petroleum Corp., (2) Gasconade Oil Co., (3) Helm Energy, LLC, and (4) Riggs Oil and Gas Corp., for lands in San Miguel County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303– 239–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16 2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease COC68149 effective April 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: November 18, 2008. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E8–27900 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68148 from the following companies: (1) Delta Petroleum Corp., (2) Gasconade Oil Co., (3) Helm Energy, LLC, and (4) Riggs Oil and Gas Corp., for lands in San Miguel County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303– 239–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 16 2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease COC68148 effective April 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: November 18, 2008. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E8–27902 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [COC 28270] Public Land Order No. 7717; Partial Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated October 26, 1906; Colorado AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Public Land Order. ACTION: [CO–922–09–1310–FI; COC68148] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: This order partially revokes a withdrawal insofar as it affects 160 acres of National Forest System land withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public lands laws, including the mining laws and Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71673 reserved for use by the Forest Service as the Coon Creek Ranger Station within the Grand Mesa National Forest. This order also opens the land to sale under the authority of Public Law 107–63. DATES: Effective Date: December 26, 2008. John D. Beck, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215–7093, 303–239–3882. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action makes the land available for sale under the authority of Section 329 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2002 (Pub. L. 107–63) in connection with the Forest Service’s Pilot Conveyance Program for excess Forest Service structures. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. The Secretarial Order dated October 26, 1906, which withdrew National Forest System lands from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws and reserved them for use by the Forest Service as Ranger Stations, is hereby revoked only insofar as it affects the following described land: Grand Mesa National Forest Coon Creek Ranger Station Sixth Principal Meridian T. 11 S., R. 96 W., sec. 16, NE1⁄4. The area described contains 160 acres in Mesa County. 2. The land described in Paragraph 1 is hereby opened to sale in accordance with Section 329 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 63). Dated: November 10, 2008. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–28009 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 71674 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 25, 2008 / Notices 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 Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The cultural items are two shell beads described as ‘‘burial wampum.’’ In 1913, the Peabody Museum of Natural History received two shell beads described as ‘‘Two pieces of Wampum. Indian. From a grave in Cayuga County, New York.’’ The cultural items were donated to the museum by Robert W. Curtis of Stratford, CT. Cayuga County, NY, is in the traditional territory of the Onondaga Nation. No other documentation about the cultural items exists in the museum’s records. Based on the geographic origin of the beads, the catalog description of the items as burial associations, and consultation with representatives of the Onondaga Nation of New York, the cultural items were determined to be unassociated funerary objects and culturally affiliated to the Onondaga Nation of New York. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the two 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, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 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 Onondaga Nation of New York. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact the Director, Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520–8118, telephone (203) 432–3753, before December 26, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Onondaga Nation of New York may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Onondaga Nation of New York that this notice has been published. Dated: October 28, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–28038 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4318–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado National Forest, Tucson, AZ and Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado National Forest, Tucson, AZ, and in the possession of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, that meet the definition of ‘‘objects of cultural patrimony’’ 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 number of cultural items with the addition of one object of cultural patrimony, which was found in Arizona State Museum’s collection after the publication of a Notice of Intent to Repatriate in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007 (FR Doc E7–22671, Page 65354). In the Federal Register of November 20, 2007, the notice is corrected by substituting the following for paragraph 3: The 59 cultural items are part of an archeological collection known as the Pinaleno Cotton Cache. The 59 cultural PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 items are 2 caches of raw, native cotton, 3 ceramic jars, 3 ceramic bowls, 2 coiled basketry bowls, 1 coiled basketry pot stand, and 48 botanical and faunal items. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the objects of cultural patrimony should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd., SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 842–3238, before December 26, 2008. Repatriation of the objects of cultural patrimony to the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Coronado National Forest is responsible for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation; and the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona that this notice has been published. Dated: October 31, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–28040 Filed 11–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR and University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR 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 for which the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR, and U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR, have joint responsibility. The human remains were removed from an undetermined location in Benton County, OR, during an Army Corps of Engineers-sponsored development project. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of 
Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 Peabody Museum of 
Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    The cultural items are two shell beads described as ``burial 
wampum.''
    In 1913, the Peabody Museum of Natural History received two shell 
beads described as ``Two pieces of Wampum. Indian. From a grave in 
Cayuga County, New York.'' The cultural items were donated to the 
museum by Robert W. Curtis of Stratford, CT.
    Cayuga County, NY, is in the traditional territory of the Onondaga 
Nation. No other documentation about the cultural items exists in the 
museum's records. Based on the geographic origin of the beads, the 
catalog description of the items as burial associations, and 
consultation with representatives of the Onondaga Nation of New York, 
the cultural items were determined to be unassociated funerary objects 
and culturally affiliated to the Onondaga Nation of New York.
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the two 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, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 
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 Onondaga Nation of 
New York.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact the Director, Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 
208118, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520-8118, telephone (203) 
432-3753, before December 26, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated 
funerary objects to the Onondaga Nation of New York may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Onondaga Nation of New York that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 28, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-28038 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]
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