Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 28068 [2011-11856]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 28068 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2011 / Notices responsible for the determinations in this notice. The three cultural items are one rolled copper tube or bead and two copper pendants. In 1900, Walter Wyman sold the items to the Field Museum of Natural History. The items were accessioned into the collections of the Field Museum of Natural History that same year. According to Field Museum of Natural History records, the three items were removed from a Columbia River mound, Umatilla County, OR. The rolled copper tube or bead (Field Museum catalog number 68156) measures 4.8 cm x 1.0 cm. One copper pendant is oblong with a hole at one end (Field Museum catalog number 68165) and measures 7.0 cm x 4.9 cm. The other copper pendant (Field Museum catalog number 68167) is oblong with a hole at one end and measures 7.4 cm x 2.9 cm. The three cultural items have been identified as Native American through museum records, scholarly publications, and consultation information provided by representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), that the three 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 a 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 Field Museum of Natural History also have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that 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. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665– 7317, before June 13, 2011. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, may VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Field Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–11861 Filed 5–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 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 intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 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. In 1924, a collection containing human remains and a variety of archeological materials was purchased by the University of Michigan from Rev. L.P. Rowland of Detroit, MI. The human remains and many of the artifacts were recovered from the Lake Michigan shore area in Emmet County, MI. A substantial portion of this collection was determined to be culturally affiliated with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, and were repatriated after publication in the Federal Register (62 FR 8265–8266, February 24, 1997). Since that time, two PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 additional individuals were found to have a Native American cultural identity with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. These individuals were described in a Notice published in the Federal Register (74 FR 42094–42095, August 20, 2009), and subsequently repatriated. At that time, 14 pottery sherds that were unearthed by Rowland in the process of disinterring these human remains from the Wequetonsing area were not included as funerary objects. Archeological experts had identified the sherds as Mackinac Ware (800–1000 A.D.), which dated the pottery at least 1,000 years older than the burials. The age of the pottery makes the likelihood that they were fragments of a funerary object(s) deliberately placed with, or left for, these individuals somewhat doubtful. However, given that Rowland indicated that these sherds came from within a burial pit, and lacking the archeological context to make a more definitive determination, museum and tribal consultants have since agreed that the potsherds should accompany the repatriated human remains described in the August 20, 2009, Notice. As such, these cultural items are now considered to be unassociated funerary objects. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Carla Sinopoli, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109–1079, telephone (734) 764–0485, before June 13, 2011. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan is responsible for notifying the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–11856 Filed 5–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [2253–665] National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Utah State University/College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum, Price, UT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Museum of 
Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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 intent to 
repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Museum of 
Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 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.
    In 1924, a collection containing human remains and a variety of 
archeological materials was purchased by the University of Michigan 
from Rev. L.P. Rowland of Detroit, MI. The human remains and many of 
the artifacts were recovered from the Lake Michigan shore area in Emmet 
County, MI. A substantial portion of this collection was determined to 
be culturally affiliated with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa 
Indians, Michigan, and were repatriated after publication in the 
Federal Register (62 FR 8265-8266, February 24, 1997). Since that time, 
two additional individuals were found to have a Native American 
cultural identity with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan. These individuals were described in a Notice published in the 
Federal Register (74 FR 42094-42095, August 20, 2009), and subsequently 
repatriated. At that time, 14 pottery sherds that were unearthed by 
Rowland in the process of disinterring these human remains from the 
Wequetonsing area were not included as funerary objects. Archeological 
experts had identified the sherds as Mackinac Ware (800-1000 A.D.), 
which dated the pottery at least 1,000 years older than the burials. 
The age of the pottery makes the likelihood that they were fragments of 
a funerary object(s) deliberately placed with, or left for, these 
individuals somewhat doubtful. However, given that Rowland indicated 
that these sherds came from within a burial pit, and lacking the 
archeological context to make a more definitive determination, museum 
and tribal consultants have since agreed that the potsherds should 
accompany the repatriated human remains described in the August 20, 
2009, Notice. As such, these cultural items are now considered to be 
unassociated funerary objects.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Carla Sinopoli, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079, telephone (734) 764-0485, before June 13, 
2011. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Little 
Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan is responsible 
for notifying the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-11856 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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