Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI; Correction, 11571 [2012-4545]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2012 / Notices Dated: February 22, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–4519 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD 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 control of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM, and in the physical custody of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, that meet the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ under 25 U.S.C. 3001. The cultural items were removed from the Gila National Forest in Catron County, NM. 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 unassociated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. This notice corrects the number of unassociated funerary objects removed from the Jewett Gap site. Additional unassociated funerary objects from the site were recently identified by staff at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, AZ. In the Federal Register (70 FR 31510, June 1, 2005), paragraph number six is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Between 1947 and 1949, cultural items were removed from the Jewett Gap site in the Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM, during excavations conducted by J. S. Deric O’Bryan of the Gila Pueblo Foundation. In 1950, the Gila Pueblo Foundation transferred the cultural items to the Arizona State Museum. The 920 cultural items are 190 pottery vessels, 608 shell beads, 8 shell VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Feb 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 bracelets, 5 shell pendants, 3 pebbles, 1 piece of shell, 4 pieces of bone, 8 projectile points, 2 projectile point fragments, 2 stone awls, 1 stone axe, 75 pieces of chipped stone, 7 pieces of malachite and 6 crystals. Based on material culture, architecture and site organization, the Jewett Gap site has been identified as an Upland Mogollon pueblo occupied between A.D. 600 and 1050. In the Federal Register (70 FR 31510, June 1, 2005), paragraph number nine is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 966 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 from the four Upland Mogollon sites and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; 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 Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, NM, telephone (505) 842– 3238, before March 28, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: February 22, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–4545 Filed 2–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11571 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 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 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 March 28, 2012. ADDRESSES: Wendy G. Teeter, Ph.D., 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 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 Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1922, two unassociated funerary objects were removed from a burial at Gila River, AZ, by Frank Larsen. Subsequently, the two unassociated funerary objects, a jar and a figurine head, came into the possession of Raleigh W. Applegate in 1949. The Fowler Museum at UCLA acquired these unassociated funerary objects from Mr. Applegate in 1968 as part of a larger E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; 
Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and Logan 
Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 control of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM, and 
in the physical custody of the Arizona State Museum, University of 
Arizona, Tucson, AZ, that meet the definition of ``unassociated 
funerary objects'' under 25 U.S.C. 3001. The cultural items were 
removed from the Gila National Forest in Catron County, NM.
    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 
unassociated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of unassociated funerary objects 
removed from the Jewett Gap site. Additional unassociated funerary 
objects from the site were recently identified by staff at the Arizona 
State Museum, University of Arizona, AZ.
    In the Federal Register (70 FR 31510, June 1, 2005), paragraph 
number six is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Between 1947 and 1949, cultural items were removed from the Jewett 
Gap site in the Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM, during 
excavations conducted by J. S. Deric O'Bryan of the Gila Pueblo 
Foundation. In 1950, the Gila Pueblo Foundation transferred the 
cultural items to the Arizona State Museum. The 920 cultural items are 
190 pottery vessels, 608 shell beads, 8 shell bracelets, 5 shell 
pendants, 3 pebbles, 1 piece of shell, 4 pieces of bone, 8 projectile 
points, 2 projectile point fragments, 2 stone awls, 1 stone axe, 75 
pieces of chipped stone, 7 pieces of malachite and 6 crystals. Based on 
material culture, architecture and site organization, the Jewett Gap 
site has been identified as an Upland Mogollon pueblo occupied between 
A.D. 600 and 1050.
    In the Federal Register (70 FR 31510, June 1, 2005), paragraph 
number nine is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Gila National Forest, have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 966 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 from the four Upland Mogollon sites and 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; 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 Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern Region, 
USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, NM, telephone 
(505) 842-3238, before March 28, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated 
funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National 
Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo 
of Acoma, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 22, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-4545 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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