Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 43721-43722 [2011-18357]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices process, and at the request of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Ninilchik Indian Tribe, and the Native Village of Nanwalek (IRA Council), the human remains described in this notice will be repatriated to the Seldovia Village Tribe for reburial. wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1982, a human remain representing one individual (HM–82–165–1) was found at Bishop’s Beach, Kachemak Bay, in Homer, AK. On February 11, 1982, the skull was brought to the museum by Teri Dobbs. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The card catalog indicates that the skull was found following a mudslide, approximately 1 mile north of Bishop’s Beach. Originally identified as ‘‘Caucasian,’’ the museum now concludes that this single cranium belongs to a person of ‘‘Caucasian admixture, possibly Caucasian-Negroid or Caucasian-Mongoloid’’; the facial flattening indicates Mongoloid (Asian or Native) characteristics. Based on the general appearance and condition of the skull, death occurred anywhere from 50 to 125 years ago. Although there are no known historic cemeteries in the area, remains belonging to a Native Alaskan were subsequently recovered from the same general location as this skull. The Native Alaskan community in this area has a history of mixed European and Native Alaskan heritage. For example, populations having Russian fathers and Native Alaskan mothers were common. Therefore, the museum believes the preponderance of the evidence shows that these remains are Native Alaskan. This determination of Native Alaskan ancestry is outlined in a December 17, 2010, report produced by the Office of History and Archaeology. In 1993, human remains representing one individual were recovered from a bluff at Bishop’s Beach, Kachemak Bay, in Homer, AK, by a private individual. The human remains were given to the museum under a 1993 Gift Agreement (PM–1993–4). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The archeological and historical documentary evidence show that Kachemak Bay was used by both Dena’ina Athabascan and Sugpiaq Alutiiq ancestors. The relatively recent date for these crania (estimated postmortem interval in the 50–125 year range) suggests that these two individuals may have been associated with a nearby, large early 20th century coal mining venture or an unmarked Native cemetery. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 Determinations Made by the Homer Society of Natural History, Pratt Museum Officials of the Homer Society of Natural History, Pratt Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of mixed Native American ancestry. • 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 Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Native Village of Nanwalek (IRA Council), Ninilchik Village, Native Village of Port Graham, and/or Seldovia Village Tribe. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the Native American human remains should contact Dr. Cusack-McVeigh, Pratt Museum, 3779 Bartlett St., Homer, AK 99603, telephone (907) 435–3338, before August 22, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains to the Seldovia Village Tribe may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Pratt Museum is responsible for notifying the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Native Village of Nanwalek (IRA Council), Ninilchik Village, Native Village of Port Graham, and Seldovia Village Tribe that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2011 Sangita Chari, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–18350 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Fowler Museum at UCLA, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43721 believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Fowler Museum at UCLA. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Fowler Museum at UCLA at the address below by August 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Wendy G. Teeter, PhD, Curator of Archaeology, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1549, telephone (310) 825–1864. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 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. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1940, unassociated funerary objects were removed from the Van Liere Ranch Site, in Maricopa County, AZ, during excavations by J.W. Simmons. The collection was donated to the Fowler Museum at UCLA by Thomas Hinton in 1956. The 69 unassociated funerary objects are 17 clay plaques, 1 shell bead, 8 slate palettes, 1 shell, 1 ceramic sherd, 1 small ceramic bowl, 3 stone gaming pieces, 2 stone plaque fragments, 3 red clay vessels, 16 shell disc beads, 1 lead globular, 2 pieces of ochre, 4 organic fossils, and 9 awl fragments. The Van Liere Ranch site was a burial ground with numerous Hohokam cremations and other features. This site is dated from A.D. 300—1500 based on the cultural materials found at the site, which are identified by archeologists and cultural experts as consistent with Hohokam culture. There are burial records that describe the excavation of each burial and include field and artifact photos, drawings, and site maps. Except for an infant tooth that is not associated with these funerary objects, the human remains were not removed from the ground. The unassociated funerary objects are identified based on their contextual burial designations and burial excavation notes and photos. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES 43722 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona, has submitted a repatriation claim for the cultural items described in this notice, on behalf of itself and the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona’’). The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona assert a ‘‘close relationship of shared group identity that can be traced both historically and prehistorically between the Four Southern Tribes of Arizona and the people that inhabited south central Arizona and the northern region of present day Mexico from time immemorial.’’ Therefore, The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona claim cultural affiliation to the cultural items based on geographical, archeological, linguistic, oral tradition, and historical evidence. The Hopi Tribe ‘‘claims cultural and ancestral affiliation to all human remains, associated and unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony that were collected from Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Basketmaker, Hisatsinom (Anasazi), Mogollon, Hohokam, Sinaguan, Fremont, Mimbres, and Salado, prehistoric and historic cultures of the Southwest.’’ Based on, ‘‘Zuni oral teachings and tradition, ethnohistoric documentation, historic documentation, archaeological documentation, and other evidence, the Zuni Tribe claims cultural affiliation with prehistoric cultures of the Southwestern United States that include, and are known as, Paleo Indian, Archaic, Basketmaker, Puebloan, Freemont, Anasazi, Mogollon (including Mimbres and Jornada), Hohokam, Sinagua, Western Pueblo, and Salado.’’ Therefore, the oral tradition, kinship system, and archeology all indicate that The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, identify with the archeological Hohokam tradition. Finally, multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the cultural items were removed is the aboriginal land of The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 Determinations Made by the Fowler Museum at UCLA Officials of the Fowler Museum at UCLA have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 69 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. • 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 Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Wendy G. Teeter, PhD, Curator of Archaeology, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1549, telephone (310) 825–1864, before August 22, 2011. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona, on behalf of The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Fowler Museum at UCLA is responsible for notifying The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–18357 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled In Re Certain Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DN 2831; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Holbein, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. The Commission has received a complaint filed on behalf of Samsung LED Co., Ltd. and Samsung Led America, Inc. on July 15, 2011. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain light-emitting diodes and products containing same. The complaint names as respondents OSRAM GmbH of Germany, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Germany; OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. of Sunnyvale, CA and OSRAM Sylvania Inc. of Danvers, MA. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at 
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Fowler Museum at UCLA, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet 
the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the 
Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come 
forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Fowler 
Museum at UCLA.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Fowler 
Museum at UCLA at the address below by August 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Wendy G. Teeter, PhD, Curator of Archaeology, Fowler Museum 
at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549, telephone (310) 825-
1864.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 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.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In 1940, unassociated funerary objects were removed from the Van 
Liere Ranch Site, in Maricopa County, AZ, during excavations by J.W. 
Simmons. The collection was donated to the Fowler Museum at UCLA by 
Thomas Hinton in 1956. The 69 unassociated funerary objects are 17 clay 
plaques, 1 shell bead, 8 slate palettes, 1 shell, 1 ceramic sherd, 1 
small ceramic bowl, 3 stone gaming pieces, 2 stone plaque fragments, 3 
red clay vessels, 16 shell disc beads, 1 lead globular, 2 pieces of 
ochre, 4 organic fossils, and 9 awl fragments.
    The Van Liere Ranch site was a burial ground with numerous Hohokam 
cremations and other features. This site is dated from A.D. 300--1500 
based on the cultural materials found at the site, which are identified 
by archeologists and cultural experts as consistent with Hohokam 
culture. There are burial records that describe the excavation of each 
burial and include field and artifact photos, drawings, and site maps. 
Except for an infant tooth that is not associated with these funerary 
objects, the human remains were not removed from the ground. The 
unassociated funerary objects are identified based on their contextual 
burial designations and burial excavation notes and photos.

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    The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona, has submitted a repatriation claim for the 
cultural items described in this notice, on behalf of itself and the Ak 
Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona (hereinafter 
referred to as ``The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona''). The Four 
Southern Tribes of Arizona assert a ``close relationship of shared 
group identity that can be traced both historically and prehistorically 
between the Four Southern Tribes of Arizona and the people that 
inhabited south central Arizona and the northern region of present day 
Mexico from time immemorial.'' Therefore, The Four Southern Tribes of 
Arizona claim cultural affiliation to the cultural items based on 
geographical, archeological, linguistic, oral tradition, and historical 
evidence.
    The Hopi Tribe ``claims cultural and ancestral affiliation to all 
human remains, associated and unassociated funerary objects, sacred 
objects, and objects of cultural patrimony that were collected from 
Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Basketmaker, Hisatsinom (Anasazi), Mogollon, 
Hohokam, Sinaguan, Fremont, Mimbres, and Salado, prehistoric and 
historic cultures of the Southwest.''
    Based on, ``Zuni oral teachings and tradition, ethnohistoric 
documentation, historic documentation, archaeological documentation, 
and other evidence, the Zuni Tribe claims cultural affiliation with 
prehistoric cultures of the Southwestern United States that include, 
and are known as, Paleo Indian, Archaic, Basketmaker, Puebloan, 
Freemont, Anasazi, Mogollon (including Mimbres and Jornada), Hohokam, 
Sinagua, Western Pueblo, and Salado.''
    Therefore, the oral tradition, kinship system, and archeology all 
indicate that The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, 
identify with the archeological Hohokam tradition. Finally, multiple 
lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of Congress, and Executive 
Orders, indicate that the land from which the cultural items were 
removed is the aboriginal land of The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.

Determinations Made by the Fowler Museum at UCLA

    Officials of the Fowler Museum at UCLA have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 69 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.
     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 Four Southern Tribes of Arizona, 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Wendy G. Teeter, PhD, Curator of Archaeology, Fowler Museum at 
UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549, telephone (310) 825-1864, 
before August 22, 2011. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary 
objects to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt 
River Reservation, Arizona, on behalf of The Four Southern Tribes of 
Arizona, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Fowler Museum at UCLA is responsible for notifying The Four 
Southern Tribes of Arizona, Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the Zuni Tribe 
of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 14, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-18357 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]
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