Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 25276-25277 [E9-12263]

Download as PDF 25276 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 27, 2009 / Notices of Hawaiian Homelands, Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hoohuli Ohana, Hooulu Lahui, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, Ka Ohana Ayau, Keaweamahi Ohana, Kekumano Ohana, Laika-a-Manuia Ohana, Na Lei Alii Kawananakoa, Na Papa Kanaka O Pu’ukohola Heiau, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Royal Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts, and Van Horn Diamond Ohana that this notice has been published. Dated: May 5, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12286 Filed 5–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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 Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA, 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. This notice corrects a Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items published in the Federal Register (73 FR 16902, March 31, 2008) by including the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. In the Federal Register (73 FR 16902, March 31, 2008), paragraph numbers 6 – 7 are corrected by substituting the following: Officials of the Maryhill Museum of Art 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 May 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the Maryhill Museum of Art 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 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Furthermore, officials of the Maryhill Museum of Art have determined that there is a cultural relationship between the unassociated funerary objects and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director, Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620, telephone (509) 773–3733, before June 26, 2009. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, are jointly claiming the unassociated funerary objects. The Maryhill Museum of Art is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: April 15, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12258 Filed 5–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL AGENCY: PO 00000 National Park Service, Interior. Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were removed from Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Field Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with professional staff of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK, on behalf of Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. In 1893, employees of the Field Museum of Natural History purchased human remains representing one individual from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, Rochester, NY (Field Museum of Natural History accession number 407, catalog number 41470). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American based on specific cultural and geographic attributions in Field Museum of Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as ‘‘Eskimo’’ from an ‘‘ancient dwelling near St. Paul, Kodiak Isl., Alaska.’’ St. Paul, Kodiak Island, AK, is present-day Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK. The term ‘‘Eskimo’’ is used by anthropologists to refer to both the prehistoric and historic Native peoples of the Kodiak region, who are the ancestors of the present-day Alutiiq people. Specifically, the human remains are from an area of the Kodiak archipelago traditionally used by shareholders and citizens of Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History also have determined that, E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 27, 2009 / Notices 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 Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605–2496, telephone (312) 665–7317, before June 26, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak that this notice has been published. Dated: May 6, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12263 Filed 5–26–09; 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 Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: erowe on PROD1PC63 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 in the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK. The human remains were removed from Amaknak Island and Unalaska Island, Aleutians East Borough, AK. 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. The National VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 May 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Bureau of Land Management and Smithsonian Institution professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ounalashka Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska. Sometime during the 1950s to 1970s, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Kismaliuk Cave site, which is located west of Unalaska on Unalaska Island in the Fox Island group of the eastern Aleutian Islands, Aleutians East Borough, AK. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Sometime during the 1950s to 1970s, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Amaknak-D site near Unalaska on Amaknak Island in the Fox Island group of the eastern Aleutian Islands, Aleutians East Borough, AK. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. According to museum records, the human remains were excavated by the now-deceased Dr. William Laughlin of the University of Wisconsin under Federal permits. All excavations were done on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management at the time. No further information was found in museum records. In 2007, these human remains were moved from the University of Wisconsin to the Smithsonian Institution for inventory. Unalaska Island and nearby Amaknak Island have been inhabited for over 8,000 years by Aleut (Unangan) people. Based on geographical location, oral history, and archeological evidence, the human remains from these two islands are determined to be Native American and ancestors of members of the Ounalashka Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management have also 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 the Ounalashka Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Robert E. King, Alaska State NAGPRA Coordinator, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25277 Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Box 13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7599, telephone (907) 271–5510, before June 26, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Ounalashka Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for notifying the Ounalashka Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska that this notice has been published. Dated: May 13, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12271 Filed 5–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, National Park Service, Silver City, NM; 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. 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, National Park Service, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Silver City, NM. The human remains and cultural items were removed from Catron County, NM. 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 superintendent, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals reported for the Main Group Site at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. In the Federal Register of September 26, 1996 (61 FR 50505–50506, September 26, 1996) insert the following paragraph after paragraph number 3: In the late 1980s, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were illegally removed from the trail near the Main Group Site in Catron County, NM. The remains were mailed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Gila National Forest with a note stating that E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 27, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25276-25277]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12263]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, 
Chicago, IL

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. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were 
removed from Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK.
    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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Field Museum 
of Natural History professional staff in consultation with professional 
staff of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK, 
on behalf of Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody 
Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak.
    In 1893, employees of the Field Museum of Natural History purchased 
human remains representing one individual from Ward's Natural Science 
Establishment, Rochester, NY (Field Museum of Natural History accession 
number 407, catalog number 41470). No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
specific cultural and geographic attributions in Field Museum of 
Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as 
``Eskimo'' from an ``ancient dwelling near St. Paul, Kodiak Isl., 
Alaska.'' St. Paul, Kodiak Island, AK, is present-day Kodiak, Kodiak 
Island, AK. The term ``Eskimo'' is used by anthropologists to refer to 
both the prehistoric and historic Native peoples of the Kodiak region, 
who are the ancestors of the present-day Alutiiq people. Specifically, 
the human remains are from an area of the Kodiak archipelago 
traditionally used by shareholders and citizens of Koniag, Inc.; 
Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, 
Inc.; and Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak.
    Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History 
also have determined that,

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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 Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka 
Woody Island); Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen 
Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 
South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, telephone (312) 665-
7317, before June 26, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to 
Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives 
of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Natives 
of Kodiak, Inc.; and Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 6, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-12263 Filed 5-26-09; 8:45 am]
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