Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI, 5836 [2012-2517]

Download as PDF 5836 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR957000–L63100000–HD0000: HAG12– 0085] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2012–2620 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Mary J.M. Hartel, Chief, Cadastral Surveyor of Oregon/ Washington. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice. [2253–665] The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI Willamette Meridian SUMMARY: SUMMARY: Oregon T. 41 S., R. 7 E., accepted January 12, 2012 T. 40 S., R. 8 W., accepted January 12, 2012 T. 22 S., R. 6 W., accepted January 24, 2012 Washington T. 33 N., R. 20 E., accepted January 12, 2012 A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Land Office at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/ Washington State Office, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. A person or party who wishes to protest against a survey must file a notice that they wish to protest (at the above address) with the Oregon/Washington State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, Oregon. ADDRESSES: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6124, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. 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AGENCY: ACTION: The Kingman Museum, Inc., in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural item meets the definition of unassociated funerary object and repatriation to the Indian tribe 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 item may contact the Kingman Museum, Inc. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the Kingman Museum, Inc. at the address below by March 7, 2012. ADDRESSES: Beth Yahne, Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI 49037, telephone (269) 965–5117. 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 a cultural item in the possession of the Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI that meets the definition of an 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 Native American cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1997, a pair of wampum beads was donated to the Kingman Museum, Inc. from the family of Clifford Birkholz after his death. At an unknown date, Birkholz PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 had found the beads in an apparent grave in Sacramento County, CA. The two beads are small and disc-shaped with a hole in the middle, held together by a piece of string threaded through each hole. The beads appear to be made out of wood or soapstone and were painted white. Based upon research done by Kingman Museum, Inc., it was believed that the beads were of Miwok, Pomo, or Wintun origin. Further research and consultation with tribes from the Sacramento County area found that the beads are mostly likely to be of Miwok origin as there are many Miwok burial sites in and around Sacramento County, CA. Determinations made by the Kingman Museum, Inc.: Officials of the Kingman Museum, Inc. have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item 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 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 wampum beads and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the wampum beads should contact Beth Yahne, Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI 49037, telephone (269) 965–5117, before March 7, 2012. Repatriation of the wampum beads to the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Kingman Museum, Inc. is responsible for notifying the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California that this notice has been published. Dated: January 31, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–2517 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Kingman Museum, 
Inc., Battle Creek, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Kingman Museum, Inc., in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural item meets the 
definition of unassociated funerary object and repatriation to the 
Indian tribe 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 item may contact the Kingman 
Museum, Inc.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the Kingman 
Museum, Inc. at the address below by March 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Beth Yahne, Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI 49037, 
telephone (269) 965-5117.

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 a cultural item in the 
possession of the Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI that meets the 
definition of an 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 Native 
American cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In 1997, a pair of wampum beads was donated to the Kingman Museum, 
Inc. from the family of Clifford Birkholz after his death. At an 
unknown date, Birkholz had found the beads in an apparent grave in 
Sacramento County, CA. The two beads are small and disc-shaped with a 
hole in the middle, held together by a piece of string threaded through 
each hole. The beads appear to be made out of wood or soapstone and 
were painted white.
    Based upon research done by Kingman Museum, Inc., it was believed 
that the beads were of Miwok, Pomo, or Wintun origin. Further research 
and consultation with tribes from the Sacramento County area found that 
the beads are mostly likely to be of Miwok origin as there are many 
Miwok burial sites in and around Sacramento County, CA.
    Determinations made by the Kingman Museum, Inc.:
    Officials of the Kingman Museum, Inc. have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item 
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 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 wampum 
beads and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the wampum beads should contact Beth 
Yahne, Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI 49037, telephone (269) 
965-5117, before March 7, 2012. Repatriation of the wampum beads to the 
Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California may proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward.
    The Kingman Museum, Inc. is responsible for notifying the Ione Band 
of Miwok Indians of California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 31, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-2517 Filed 2-3-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P