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, 71674 [E8-28040]

Download as PDF 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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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 25, 2008)]
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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

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. 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 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 Pima-Maricopa 
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]
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