Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, OR, 23496-23497 [2012-9434]

Download as PDF 23496 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2012 / Notices In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (EWRAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: May 23, 2012 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the EWRAC at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Big Bend Community College, 7662 N.E. Chanute Street, Moses Lake, Washington, 98837–2950. Discussion will include the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Washington and San Juan Resource Management Plan, and the U.S. Forest Service’s Colville National Forest Plan Revision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert St. Clair, BLM Spokane District, 1103 N. Fancher Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99212, or call (509) 536–1200. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. DATES: Effective April 13, 2012, the relocation begins, and the new office opens Monday, April 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: The new BLM Tucson Field Office address will be 3201 East Universal Way, Tucson, Arizona 85756. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective at the close of business on April 12, 2012, the BLM TFO will close for the purpose of relocating. The Field Office provides access to and inspection of the official Public Records of the Federal government, and the serialized case files of active land, mineral, and grazing transactions for the TFO area. The office will reopen at its new address at 3201 East Universal Way, Tucson, Arizona 85756, at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012. The BLM TFO telephone number will remain the same (520–258–7200). Directions to the new BLM TFO office: From I–10 and Valencia Road Exit #267, go west 2.1 miles, then turn left onto South Lisa Frank Avenue, and continue approximately 0.1 mile to East Universal Way, then turn right and proceed 0.1 mile to the new address. Daniel C. Picard, Spokane District Manager. Service, Land Resources, Northeast Region, 200 Chestnut Street, Room 324, Philadelphia, PA 19106, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act of July 4, 1976 (Pub. L. 94–337, 90 Stat. 796) provides that, after notifying the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Secretary of the Interior may make minor revisions of the boundaries of the park when necessary by publication of a revised map or other boundary description in the Federal Register. The Committees have been notified as required. This action will add parcels of land containing a total of 0.73 of an acre to Valley Forge National Historical Park. The National Park Service proposes to acquire these parcels by donation from the individual tract owners, who have consented to the acquisition. DATES: The effective date of this boundary revision is April 19, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King Prussia, PA 19406, (610) 783–1037. [FR Doc. 2012–9402 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Dated: March 22, 2012. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2012–9263 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] Raymond Suazo, State Director. BILLING CODE 4310–DJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4130–32–P [FR Doc. 2012–9457 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] National Park Service BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Bureau of Land Management [4502–4025–720] [LLAZG02000.L143000000.EQ0000.TAS: 14X1109.241A] Boundary Revision of Valley Forge National Historical Park [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: Notice of Relocation of the Bureau of Land Management’s Tucson Field Office in Tucson, AZ AGENCY: ACTION: ACTION: SUMMARY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of relocation. SUMMARY: AGENCY: This notice announces the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Tucson Field Office (TFO) and the temporary closure of the office during the relocation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian B. Bellew, Field Manager, BLM Tucson Field Office, 12661 East Broadway, Tucson, Arizona 85748, 520– 258–7200. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Apr 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Park Service, Interior. Announcement of boundary revision. This notice announces the revision to the boundary of Valley Forge National Historical Park, pursuant to the authority specified below, to include adjacent and contiguous parcels of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, totaling 0.73 of an acre. These parcels are depicted on Legislative Boundary Map Number 464/108056, entitled ‘‘Valley Forge National Historical Park Proposed Boundary Expansion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania,’’ dated June 27, 2011. This map is on file and available for inspection at the following locations: National Park PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Benton County Historical Society and Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony 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 Benton County Historical Society and Museum. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Benton County DATES: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2012 / Notices Historical Society and Museum at the address below by May 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Mary K. Gallagher, Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 1101 Main Street, P.O. Box 35, Philomath, OR 97370, telephone (541) 929–6230. 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 Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, OR, that meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items The 29 cultural items include: 1 basket mortar; 4 baskets; 1 acorn strainer; 1 gathering basket; 2 storage baskets; 10 trinket baskets; 1 basket lid; 2 basket bottles; 4 basketry cups and saucers; 1 basketry candlestick; 1 basketry table mat; and 1 basketry napkin ring. All of the items are from the Horner Museum which was established in 1925 on the campus of what is now Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. In 2005, items from the Horner Museum were acquired by the Benton County Historical Society and Museum (BCHS) located in nearby Philomath, OR. At the time of the transfer, Oregon State University (OSU) was in the process of completing NAGPRA requirements for items from the Horner Museum. In the transfer agreement with OSU, the BCHS took physical custody all unclaimed NAGPRA items and is now responsible for NAGPRA claims for cultural items from the collection. All of the above cultural items are from the collection of Mrs. James Edmond Barrett. According to notes found in the Horner Museum donor file, Mrs. Barrett was a schoolteacher in southwestern Oregon who collected these cultural items over a period of 60 years. In 1927, she loaned her collection to the Horner Museum at what was then Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) to honor her son and daughter-in-law who attended OAC. This loan was renewed in 1939 and again in 1947. In 1972, the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Apr 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 collection was donated to the Horner Museum by Lois Barrett, the daughterin-law of Mrs. James Edmond Barrett. According to the 1934 catalog cards, 28 of the cultural items are identified, but one item has no provenance indicated on the original catalog card. Karuk affiliation of the objects was substantiated for 23 of the items by Martha Matthewson who acted as a consultant for OSU during the inventory process. For five of the cultural items, Ms. Matthewson indicated possible Karuk affiliation, but also suggested Yurok, Yokuts or Hupa affiliation. For one item, a trinket basket, consultants suggested affiliation to the Klamath, Grand Ronde, Warm Springs, Santa Rosa Rancheria and Karuk tribes. On July 13, 2011, representatives of the Karuk Tribe visited the BCHS to view unclaimed cultural items. On August 15, 2011, the BCHS received a claim from the Karuk Tribe for the repatriation of 29 cultural items. The BCHS has reviewed the claim and determined that cultural affiliation to the Karuk Tribe is clearly established for 28 of the cultural items. After a review of additional evidence, the BCHS has determined that cultural affiliation to the Karuk Tribe exists for all 29 cultural items and that these cultural items meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony. Determinations Made by the Benton County Historical Society and Museum Officials of the BCSM have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 29 cultural items described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the objects of cultural patrimony and the Karuk Tribe (formerly Karuk Tribe of California). Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the objects of cultural patrimony should contact Mary K. Gallagher, Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 1101 Main Street, PO Box 35, Philomath, OR, 97370, telephone (541) 929–6230 before May 21, 2012. Repatriation of the objects of cultural patrimony to the Karuk Tribe may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Benton County Historical Society and Museum is responsible for notifying PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23497 the Karuk Tribe that this notice has been published. Dated: April 12, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–9434 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, OR AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. The Benton County Historical Society and Museum (BCHS), in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of sacred 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 Benton County Historical Society and Museum. SUMMARY: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Benton County Historical Society and Museum at the address below by May 21, 2012. DATES: Mary K. Gallagher, Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 1101 Main Street, P.O. Box 35, Philomath, OR 97370, telephone (541) 929–6230. ADDRESSES: 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 under the control of the Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, OR, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Benton County 
Historical Society and Museum, Philomath, OR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Benton County Historical Society and Museum, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that 
the cultural items meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony 
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 Benton County Historical Society and Museum.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Benton 
County

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Historical Society and Museum at the address below by May 21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Mary K. Gallagher, Benton County Historical Society and 
Museum, 1101 Main Street, P.O. Box 35, Philomath, OR 97370, telephone 
(541) 929-6230.

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 Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 
Philomath, OR, that meet the definition of objects of cultural 
patrimony 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

    The 29 cultural items include: 1 basket mortar; 4 baskets; 1 acorn 
strainer; 1 gathering basket; 2 storage baskets; 10 trinket baskets; 1 
basket lid; 2 basket bottles; 4 basketry cups and saucers; 1 basketry 
candlestick; 1 basketry table mat; and 1 basketry napkin ring. All of 
the items are from the Horner Museum which was established in 1925 on 
the campus of what is now Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. In 
2005, items from the Horner Museum were acquired by the Benton County 
Historical Society and Museum (BCHS) located in nearby Philomath, OR. 
At the time of the transfer, Oregon State University (OSU) was in the 
process of completing NAGPRA requirements for items from the Horner 
Museum. In the transfer agreement with OSU, the BCHS took physical 
custody all unclaimed NAGPRA items and is now responsible for NAGPRA 
claims for cultural items from the collection.
    All of the above cultural items are from the collection of Mrs. 
James Edmond Barrett. According to notes found in the Horner Museum 
donor file, Mrs. Barrett was a schoolteacher in southwestern Oregon who 
collected these cultural items over a period of 60 years. In 1927, she 
loaned her collection to the Horner Museum at what was then Oregon 
Agricultural College (OAC) to honor her son and daughter-in-law who 
attended OAC. This loan was renewed in 1939 and again in 1947. In 1972, 
the collection was donated to the Horner Museum by Lois Barrett, the 
daughter-in-law of Mrs. James Edmond Barrett. According to the 1934 
catalog cards, 28 of the cultural items are identified, but one item 
has no provenance indicated on the original catalog card. Karuk 
affiliation of the objects was substantiated for 23 of the items by 
Martha Matthewson who acted as a consultant for OSU during the 
inventory process. For five of the cultural items, Ms. Matthewson 
indicated possible Karuk affiliation, but also suggested Yurok, Yokuts 
or Hupa affiliation. For one item, a trinket basket, consultants 
suggested affiliation to the Klamath, Grand Ronde, Warm Springs, Santa 
Rosa Rancheria and Karuk tribes.
    On July 13, 2011, representatives of the Karuk Tribe visited the 
BCHS to view unclaimed cultural items. On August 15, 2011, the BCHS 
received a claim from the Karuk Tribe for the repatriation of 29 
cultural items. The BCHS has reviewed the claim and determined that 
cultural affiliation to the Karuk Tribe is clearly established for 28 
of the cultural items. After a review of additional evidence, the BCHS 
has determined that cultural affiliation to the Karuk Tribe exists for 
all 29 cultural items and that these cultural items meet the definition 
of objects of cultural patrimony.

Determinations Made by the Benton County Historical Society and Museum

    Officials of the BCSM have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 29 cultural items 
described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural 
importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, 
rather than property owned by an individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the objects 
of cultural patrimony and the Karuk Tribe (formerly Karuk Tribe of 
California).

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the objects of cultural patrimony should 
contact Mary K. Gallagher, Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 
1101 Main Street, PO Box 35, Philomath, OR, 97370, telephone (541) 929-
6230 before May 21, 2012. Repatriation of the objects of cultural 
patrimony to the Karuk Tribe may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Benton County Historical Society and Museum is responsible for 
notifying the Karuk Tribe that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 12, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-9434 Filed 4-18-12; 8:45 am]
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