Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 28066-28067 [2011-11864]

Download as PDF 28066 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 a cultural item in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, that meets the definition of sacred object 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 item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The one cultural item is identified in museum records as a Shaman’s leather belt (catalog number 1–27141). In 1929, museum records identified the cultural item as being ‘‘Athabascan,’’ ‘‘Bear River Tribe,’’ and from Humboldt County, CA. The belt was donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, by Dr. and Mrs. J.O. Nomland who had received it from its owner, Norma Coonskin, a Bear River elder. Museum records confirm that the belt had originally belonged to Mrs. Nora Coonskin, a traditional elder of the Bear River Band. In 2008 and 2009, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, consulted with the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria regarding the ownership of the belt. Consultation evidence presented by the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria shows that the belt is a sacred object, and the museum agrees with all the evidence presented and will repatriate the object. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), that the one object described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 present-day adherents. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 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 sacred object and the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred object should contact Dr. Anthony M. Garcia, Repatriation Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720–3712, telephone (510) 643–5283, before June 13, 2011. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, is responsible for notifying the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–11868 Filed 5–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 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 a cultural item in the possession of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, that meets the definition of unassociated funerary object 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 item. The National Park Service is not PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 responsible for the determinations in this notice. One lot of stone, bone, and glass beads was given to the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University on an unknown date, but before 1995. The beads were glued to a piece of cardboard and labeled ‘‘Umatilla, Oregon.’’ This reference is believed to be to the old town site of Umatilla, Umatilla County, OR, which was inundated by the reservoir behind John Day Dam. The Old Umatilla town site is also known as archeological site 35UM1. The site is considered to be a prehistoric and historic age Umatilla village that includes a cemetery that dates from approximately 500 B.C. to A.D. 1700. Multiple archeological excavations have been performed at site 35UM1, including the removal of over 230 human burials. In addition to archeological excavations, the Old Umatilla town site was the location of massive grave looting prior to inundation. The lot of beads is identical to the materials and style of manufacture of the funerary items associated with these burials. Therefore, officials of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University have determined that this lot of stone, bone, and glass beads is very likely to have been removed from an American Indian grave. The Old Umatilla town site lies within the traditional lands of the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, was established by Treaty in 1855 and consists of three tribes: Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. Each of these tribes belong to the Sahaptin language group and historically their combined territories occupied over 6 million acres of land in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. The Umatilla reservation and ceded lands roughly encompass the area bounded by the Columbia and Snake Rivers on the north, Willow Creek on the west and the Tucannon River on the east, and include the Old Umatilla town site location. Officials of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), that the one lot described above is 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 is believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the Museum of E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 93 / Friday, May 13, 2011 / Notices Anthropology at Washington State University 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 object 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 object should contact Mary Collins, WSU Museum of Anthropology, P.O. Box 644910, Pullman, WA 99164, telephone (509) 335–4314, before June 13, 2011. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary object to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–11864 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: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 Field Museum of Natural History (Field Museum), Chicago, IL, 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 three cultural items are copper pendants. One copper pendant (Field VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 Museum catalog number 279396) has an oblong shape and measures 6.5 cm x 2.4 cm. The second copper pendant (Field Museum catalog number 279544) has a roughly triangular shape with a hole at the top in which fiber runs through, and measures 7.1 cm x 7.1 cm. The third copper pendant (Field Museum catalog number 279567) has an oblong shape and measures 7.3 cm x 5 cm. According to Field Museum records, the three cultural items were removed from Franklin County, WA. At an unknown date, Donald O. Boudeman acquired the items for the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI. In 1999, the Field Museum of Natural History acquired the cultural items as a gift from the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and accessioned them into its collections that same year. 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 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 Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Furthermore, officials of the Field Museum of Natural History 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 Helen Robbins, PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28067 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 Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Field Museum of Natural History recognizes the participation of the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, during the transfer of the unassociated funerary objects to the Indian tribes. 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; the 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. 2011–11863 Filed 5–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 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 Field Museum of Natural History (Field Museum), Chicago, IL, 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 E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Museum of 
Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA

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 a cultural item in the possession of the Museum of 
Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, that meets 
the definition of unassociated funerary object 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 
item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    One lot of stone, bone, and glass beads was given to the Museum of 
Anthropology at Washington State University on an unknown date, but 
before 1995. The beads were glued to a piece of cardboard and labeled 
``Umatilla, Oregon.'' This reference is believed to be to the old town 
site of Umatilla, Umatilla County, OR, which was inundated by the 
reservoir behind John Day Dam. The Old Umatilla town site is also known 
as archeological site 35UM1. The site is considered to be a prehistoric 
and historic age Umatilla village that includes a cemetery that dates 
from approximately 500 B.C. to A.D. 1700. Multiple archeological 
excavations have been performed at site 35UM1, including the removal of 
over 230 human burials. In addition to archeological excavations, the 
Old Umatilla town site was the location of massive grave looting prior 
to inundation. The lot of beads is identical to the materials and style 
of manufacture of the funerary items associated with these burials. 
Therefore, officials of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State 
University have determined that this lot of stone, bone, and glass 
beads is very likely to have been removed from an American Indian 
grave.
    The Old Umatilla town site lies within the traditional lands of the 
present-day Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 
Oregon. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 
Oregon, was established by Treaty in 1855 and consists of three tribes: 
Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. Each of these tribes belong to the 
Sahaptin language group and historically their combined territories 
occupied over 6 million acres of land in southeastern Washington and 
northeastern Oregon. The Umatilla reservation and ceded lands roughly 
encompass the area bounded by the Columbia and Snake Rivers on the 
north, Willow Creek on the west and the Tucannon River on the east, and 
include the Old Umatilla town site location.
    Officials of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State 
University have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), that the 
one lot described above is 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 is believed, by a preponderance of 
the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a 
Native American individual. Officials of the Museum of

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Anthropology at Washington State University 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 object 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 object should 
contact Mary Collins, WSU Museum of Anthropology, P.O. Box 644910, 
Pullman, WA 99164, telephone (509) 335-4314, before June 13, 2011. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary object to the Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University is 
responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation, Oregon, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-11864 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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