Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 36741-36742 [E9-17668]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 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 Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho. Furthermore, officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District have determined that there is a cultural relationship between the unassociated funerary objects and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believe their tribe is culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Lieutenant Colonel Michael Farrell, U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 North Third Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362–1876, telephone (509) 527–7700, before August 24, 2009. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District acknowledges participation of the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, in the transfer of the unassociated funerary objects to the Federally-recognized Indian tribes. The U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–17667 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:55 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meet the definitions of ‘‘sacred objects’’ and ‘‘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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The four cultural items are a medicine chord and three buckskin caps. In 1912, the medicine cord was collected by Grace Nicholson from an unknown locality. It was donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Lewis Farlow later that same year. It measures approximately 86 cm and is made of a twisted leather thong with various leather fringes. The leather thong is tied with metal wraps at intervals of approximately 12 cm. An assemblage of items are attached to the bottom of the cord: a large stone projectile point; a small hide bundle tied with turquoise, coral, shell, and abalone beads; a black discoidal bead; a clear glass cylindrical bead; a ceramic bead; and a violet glass bead. Collector’s documentation describes this cultural item as White Mountain Apache. Consultation with the White Mountain Apache Tribe indicates that stylistic characteristics of this item are consistent with traditional White Mountain Apache forms. The first cap is made of two hide pieces sewn together with sinew. It has a twisted hide chin strap on the bottom. It measures approximately 12.5 cm x 19 cm x 17.5 cm. There is a 2 cm high hide band which is folded over and sewn along the bottom of the cap. On the band are black zigzag designs with alternating black triangles. Two parallel black lines run along the circumference PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36741 of the cap above the hide band. A crosslike design, formed with four black converging triangles is painted on the front center and back center of the cap. Numerous feathers are attached to the crown of the cap. There are four elements equally spaced along the top of the cap: a shell hoop with sinew wrapping above one of the painted crosses; a worked abalone shell above the other painted cross; one piece of obsidian with sinew wrapping; and one piece of quartz with sinew wrapping. The second cap is made of two pieces of hide sewn together with sinew. There is a hide chin strap on the bottom of the cap. The cap measures approximately 9 cm x 17 cm x 19 cm. It has a band of green and blue beads across the bottom. There is a band of nine triangular linear designs which are composed of red triangles within black outlines above the band of beads. A cluster of 13 feathers are attached to the crown of the cap. The third cap is made of three pieces of hide sewn together with sinew. There is a twisted hide chin strap on the bottom. The cap measures approximately 12.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 17.5 cm. There is a strip of red cloth trim along the bottom. Above the cloth is a row of yellow triangles with black outlines which extends across the circumference of the cap. Four black painted zigzag linear designs ascend from the spaces in-between the yellow triangles at intervals of every two or three triangles. These linear designs each branch out into five lines. Each line extends all the way to the crown of the cap and culminates in a black dot. There is a row of six holes below the center of the cap which runs across the circumference; this suggests that additional elements may have been present at some point. Ten holes on the crown of the cap indicate the presence of attachments which are currently absent. During the summer of 1922, the three buckskin caps were purchased by Samuel Guernsey from Babbitt’s Store in Flagstaff, AZ. Mr. Guernsey donated the first cap to the Peabody Museum in the same year it was purchased. In 1985, William Claflin bequeathed the second and third caps to the Peabody Museum. Museum documentation describes all three buckskin caps as ‘‘Western Apache.’’ William Claflin’s catalogue states that the two caps in his possession came from the ‘‘Trading Post on the Apache Reservation.’’ Museum accession files list the cap donated by Samuel Guernsey as having come from ‘‘Cibicu Creek Trading Post.’’ Given that all three of the caps have similar provenience information and were purchased by Samuel Guernsey around E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 36742 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices the same time, it is most likely that the Trading Post described by Claflin was the one at Cibecue Creek. Consultation with White Mountain Apache representatives indicates that Cibecue Creek, AZ, is within the traditional and historical territory of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. They also agree that stylistic characteristics of these three caps are consistent with traditional White Mountain Apache forms. Anthropological, historical, and oral historical evidence indicate that these four items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. In addition, these lines of evidence also support that these items have ongoing traditional and cultural importance central to the White Mountain Apache Tribe and could not have been alienated, appropriated, or conveyed by any individual tribal member at the time they were separated from the group. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the four cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the four cultural items described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. Lastly, officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, before August 24, 2009. Repatriation of the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony to the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona may proceed after VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:55 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 that date if no additional claimants come forward. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for notifying the San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Reservation, Arizona that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–17668 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102– 575) of 1992. The AMP includes a federal advisory committee, the Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG), a technical work group (TWG), a Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and independent review panels. The AMWG makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG. DATES: The AMWG will conduct the following meeting: Dates and Addresses: Wednesday– Thursday, August 12–13, 2009. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. the first day and will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3 p.m. on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Fiesta Inn, 2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, Arizona. Agenda: The primary purpose of the meeting will be for the AMWG to discuss and recommend the Fiscal Year 2010–11 biennial budget, workplan, and hydrograph. In addition, they will PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 receive updates and discuss the following items: (1) Mid-fiscal Year 2009 expenditures, (2) Status of Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center projects, (3) 2007 and 2008 Biological Opinion conservation measures, (4) Colorado River Basin hydrology, (5) Future Funding Sources for Non-native Fish Control Efforts, (6) the Draft Humpback Chub Comprehensive Plan, (7) a stakeholder’s perspective by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP. To view a copy of the agenda and documents related to the above meeting, please visit Reclamation’s Web site at: https:// www.usbr.gov/uc/rm/amp/amwg/mtgs/ 09aug12/. Time will be allowed at the meeting for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments. To allow for full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138; telephone 801–524–3715; facsimile 801–524–3858; e-mail at dkubly@usbr.gov at least five (5) days prior to the call. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, telephone (801) 524–3715; facsimile (801) 524–3858; e-mail at dkubly@usbr.gov. Dated: July 7, 2009. Tom Ryan, Manager, Environmental Resources Division, Upper Colorado Regional Office, Salt Lake City, Utah. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meet 
the definitions of ``sacred objects'' and ``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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    The four cultural items are a medicine chord and three buckskin 
caps.
    In 1912, the medicine cord was collected by Grace Nicholson from an 
unknown locality. It was donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
and Ethnology by Lewis Farlow later that same year. It measures 
approximately 86 cm and is made of a twisted leather thong with various 
leather fringes. The leather thong is tied with metal wraps at 
intervals of approximately 12 cm. An assemblage of items are attached 
to the bottom of the cord: a large stone projectile point; a small hide 
bundle tied with turquoise, coral, shell, and abalone beads; a black 
discoidal bead; a clear glass cylindrical bead; a ceramic bead; and a 
violet glass bead.
    Collector's documentation describes this cultural item as White 
Mountain Apache. Consultation with the White Mountain Apache Tribe 
indicates that stylistic characteristics of this item are consistent 
with traditional White Mountain Apache forms.
    The first cap is made of two hide pieces sewn together with sinew. 
It has a twisted hide chin strap on the bottom. It measures 
approximately 12.5 cm x 19 cm x 17.5 cm. There is a 2 cm high hide band 
which is folded over and sewn along the bottom of the cap. On the band 
are black zigzag designs with alternating black triangles. Two parallel 
black lines run along the circumference of the cap above the hide band. 
A cross-like design, formed with four black converging triangles is 
painted on the front center and back center of the cap. Numerous 
feathers are attached to the crown of the cap. There are four elements 
equally spaced along the top of the cap: a shell hoop with sinew 
wrapping above one of the painted crosses; a worked abalone shell above 
the other painted cross; one piece of obsidian with sinew wrapping; and 
one piece of quartz with sinew wrapping.
    The second cap is made of two pieces of hide sewn together with 
sinew. There is a hide chin strap on the bottom of the cap. The cap 
measures approximately 9 cm x 17 cm x 19 cm. It has a band of green and 
blue beads across the bottom. There is a band of nine triangular linear 
designs which are composed of red triangles within black outlines above 
the band of beads. A cluster of 13 feathers are attached to the crown 
of the cap.
    The third cap is made of three pieces of hide sewn together with 
sinew. There is a twisted hide chin strap on the bottom. The cap 
measures approximately 12.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 17.5 cm. There is a strip of 
red cloth trim along the bottom. Above the cloth is a row of yellow 
triangles with black outlines which extends across the circumference of 
the cap. Four black painted zigzag linear designs ascend from the 
spaces in-between the yellow triangles at intervals of every two or 
three triangles. These linear designs each branch out into five lines. 
Each line extends all the way to the crown of the cap and culminates in 
a black dot. There is a row of six holes below the center of the cap 
which runs across the circumference; this suggests that additional 
elements may have been present at some point. Ten holes on the crown of 
the cap indicate the presence of attachments which are currently 
absent.
    During the summer of 1922, the three buckskin caps were purchased 
by Samuel Guernsey from Babbitt's Store in Flagstaff, AZ. Mr. Guernsey 
donated the first cap to the Peabody Museum in the same year it was 
purchased. In 1985, William Claflin bequeathed the second and third 
caps to the Peabody Museum. Museum documentation describes all three 
buckskin caps as ``Western Apache.'' William Claflin's catalogue states 
that the two caps in his possession came from the ``Trading Post on the 
Apache Reservation.'' Museum accession files list the cap donated by 
Samuel Guernsey as having come from ``Cibicu Creek Trading Post.'' 
Given that all three of the caps have similar provenience information 
and were purchased by Samuel Guernsey around

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the same time, it is most likely that the Trading Post described by 
Claflin was the one at Cibecue Creek. Consultation with White Mountain 
Apache representatives indicates that Cibecue Creek, AZ, is within the 
traditional and historical territory of the White Mountain Apache 
Tribe. They also agree that stylistic characteristics of these three 
caps are consistent with traditional White Mountain Apache forms.
    Anthropological, historical, and oral historical evidence indicate 
that these four items described above are specific ceremonial objects 
needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the 
practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day 
adherents. In addition, these lines of evidence also support that these 
items have ongoing traditional and cultural importance central to the 
White Mountain Apache Tribe and could not have been alienated, 
appropriated, or conveyed by any individual tribal member at the time 
they were separated from the group.
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the four cultural 
items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by 
traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of 
traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. 
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have also 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the four cultural 
items described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural 
importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, 
rather than property owned by an individual. Lastly, officials of the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 objects and 
objects of cultural patrimony and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of 
the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects/objects of cultural 
patrimony should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, before August 24, 2009. 
Repatriation of the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony to the 
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Apache 
Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Reservation, Arizona that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: July 14, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-17668 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]
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