Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 15799-15800 [2012-6326]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Francisco State University (SFSU) that meet the definition of sacred 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. History and Description of the Cultural Items At an unknown date, a basket (item 1– 3–42/86) was donated to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The coiled basket with a bundle warp in a round, shouldered, small necked shape measures 14 cm in height and 10.5 cm in diameter and is made of deer grass, sedge, redbud and bracken fern root. There are no records at the Treganza Museum concerning acquisition of this item. Based on consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and ethnographic research, the basket has been identified as a stairstep coming of age basket. This type of basket was given to either a boy or girl by a female relative after completion of the coming of age ceremony. This type of basket often held special personal religious items such as crystals, beads, feathers or tobacco. In 1976, Margaret Molarsky donated a basket (item 1–3–42/104) to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The donor records state it was originally in the collection of Frank Latta. The coiled basket with a bundle warp in a flared bowl shape measures 22 cm in height with a maximum diameter of 44 cm and is made of deer grass, saw grass, redbud and bracken fern root. A tag attached to the basket was labeled ‘‘Wahnomkot, Yokuts, c. 1925.’’ Based on consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and ethnographic research, the basket has been identified as a ceremonial cooking basket for the Yokut Spring Ceremony. The name on the basket tag, Wahnomkot, also known as Aida Icho, has been identified as a Wukchumne Yokut basket weaver. This type of basket uses a design with multiple bands of rattlesnakes and was used to prepare special foods and carry religious items. At an unknown date, a basket (item 1– 3–42/75) was donated to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The coiled basket, closed stitched, with a three-stick warp VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Mar 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 in a round, shouldered, bottle-neck shape measures 20 cm in height with a maximum diameter of 18 cm and is made of deer grass, sedge, redbud and bracken fern root. A row on the shoulder was decorated with dyed red wool and quail top-knot feathers. There are no records at the Treganza Museum concerning acquisition of this item. Based on consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and ethnographic research, the basket has been identified as a rattlesnake treasure basket. This type of basket held special items such as abalone pendants and anklets that protected the dancers during the Rattlesnake Spring Ceremony. At an unknown date, a basket (item 73–5–5) was donated to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The coiled basket, gap stitched, with a bundle warp in a flared bowl shape measures 16.5 cm in height with a maximum diameter of 31.6 cm and is made of deer grass and redbud. There are no records at the Treganza Museum concerning acquisition of this cultural item. Based on consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and ethnographic research, the basket has been identified as an offering basket that was filled with food offerings to be left at sacred sites and burial grounds. In 1977, Margaret Molarsky donated a basket (item 77–01–2) to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The coiled basket, gap stitched, with a bundle warp in a flared bowl shape measures 15.8 cm in height with a maximum diameter of 30.5 cm and is made of deer grass, sedge, redbud and bracken fern. Based on consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Ranc heria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and ethnographic research, the basket has been identified as an offering basket that was filled with food offerings to be left at sacred sites and burial grounds. In 1977, Margaret Molarsky donated a basket (item 77–01–3) to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The coiled basket, gap stitched, with a bundle warp in a large flared bowl shape measures 18 cm in height with a maximum diameter of 46.5 cm and is made of deer grass, sedge and redbud. Based on consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe), and ethnographic research, the basket has been identified as a ceremonial cooking basket for the Yokut Spring Ceremony. This type of basket was used for preparing or serving PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15799 special foods during ceremonies or religious rites. Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University Officials of the San Francisco State University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the six cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the six baskets and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe). Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects should contact Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075 before April 16, 2012. Repatriation of the sacred objects to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and the Tule River Indian Reservation of the Tule River Reservation, California, that this notice has been published. Dated: March 12, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–6325 Filed 3–15–12; 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: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The San Francisco State University, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 15800 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2012 / Notices determined that the cultural item meets the definition of a sacred object 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 item may contact the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the San Francisco State University at the address below by April 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075. 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 San Francisco State University (SFSU) that meet the definition of sacred 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 item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items At an unknown date, a basket (item 75–6–4) was donated to the SFSU Treganza Museum. The coiled basket with a three-stick warp in a round, shouldered, narrow necked jar shape measures 8.3 cm in height and 14.2 cm in diameter and is made of willow, bracken-fern, redbud, yucca and bird quills. There are no records at the Treganza Museum concerning acquisition of this item. Based on ethnographic research and consultation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, the basket has been identified as a treasure basket or Osa. This type of basket was used for the storage of sacred items such as crystals, abalone ornaments and paint and was used to hold a rattlesnake for the rattlesnake dance during both Yokut and Tubatulabal spring ceremonies. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Mar 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 Based on consultation, ethnographic research, and museum records, the basket is culturally affiliated with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized group. The Tubatulabal people are intermarried with the Yokuts in the Kern County area of California. Descendants of these Yokuts and Tubatulabals are members of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University Officials of the San Francisco State University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one cultural item described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the basket and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred object should contact Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075 before April 16, 2012. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe) may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Reservation of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a nonFederally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 12, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–6326 Filed 3–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In furtherance of notices sent to Federally-recognized tribes in 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Regional Office. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Regional Office, at the address below by April 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Dr. Benjamin J. Tuggle, Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Ave. SW., P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Procedural questions may be addressed to David Siegel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, telephone (505) 248–7396. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in the possession of the Maxwell Museum, Albuquerque, NM. The human remains were removed from the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 52 (Friday, March 16, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco 
State University, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes, has

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determined that the cultural item meets the definition of a sacred 
object 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 item may contact the San Francisco State University NAGPRA 
Program.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the San 
Francisco State University at the address below by April 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, 
Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338-
3075.

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 San Francisco State University (SFSU) that meet the 
definition of sacred 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 item. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    At an unknown date, a basket (item 75-6-4) was donated to the SFSU 
Treganza Museum. The coiled basket with a three-stick warp in a round, 
shouldered, narrow necked jar shape measures 8.3 cm in height and 14.2 
cm in diameter and is made of willow, bracken-fern, redbud, yucca and 
bird quills. There are no records at the Treganza Museum concerning 
acquisition of this item.
    Based on ethnographic research and consultation with the Santa Rosa 
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut 
Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized 
Indian group, the basket has been identified as a treasure basket or 
Osa. This type of basket was used for the storage of sacred items such 
as crystals, abalone ornaments and paint and was used to hold a 
rattlesnake for the rattlesnake dance during both Yokut and Tubatulabal 
spring ceremonies.
    Based on consultation, ethnographic research, and museum records, 
the basket is culturally affiliated with the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) 
and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized group. 
The Tubatulabal people are intermarried with the Yokuts in the Kern 
County area of California. Descendants of these Yokuts and Tubatulabals 
are members of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa 
Rancheria, California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern 
Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group.

Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University

    Officials of the San Francisco State University have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one cultural item 
described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional 
Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional 
Native American religions by their present-day adherents.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the basket 
and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California, (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a 
non-Federally recognized Indian group.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred object should contact Jeffrey 
Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 
447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338-3075 before April 16, 
2012. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe) 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the 
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa 
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut 
Tribe); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian 
Reservation of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the 
Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 12, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-6326 Filed 3-15-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P