Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT, 34986 [2012-14296]

Download as PDF 34986 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices Box 210026, Tucson, AZ 85721, telephone (520) 626–2950, before July 12, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Arizona State Museum is responsible for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona that this notice has been published. ADDRESSES: Dated: June 7, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. The sacred object is a Natoas bundle, used in the Blackfeet Sun Dance, and contained in two tubular rawhide cases. It includes a medicine woman’s headdress complete with ornaments, a sacred digging stick with ornaments, skins used for drying perspiration, and a badger fur cover. This bundle was purchased by the Museum of the Plains Indian from Theodore Last Star Piegan of Browning, MT, on September 20, 1941. Theodore Last Star received the bundle from John Old Chief. According to interviews with John Old Chief held before the purchase, this bundle had previously been used in ceremonies by John Old Chief’s wife Cecile Little Skunk Old Chief, his mother Mourning Woman, and his grandmother, Strikes Back. [FR Doc. 2012–14305 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10397; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Museum of the Plains Indian, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that a cultural item meets the definition of sacred 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 Museum of the Plains Indian, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the Museum of the Plains Indian, Indian Arts and Crafts Board at the address below by July 12, 2012. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 David Dragonfly, Museum Technician, Museum of the Plains Indian, P.O. Box 410, Browning, MT 59417, telephone (406) 338–2230. 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 Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT, that meets the definition of sacred 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 Item Determinations Made by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Officials of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board 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 Natoas bundle and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana. • While the Indian Arts and Crafts Board has information to support a right of possession, it does not believe that it can reasonably overcome this claim PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under a preponderance of evidence standard. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the Natoas bundle should contact David Dragonfly, Museum Technician, Museum of the Plains Indian, P.O. Box 410, Browning, MT 59417, telephone (406) 338–2230, before July 12, 2012. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Indian Arts and Crafts Board is responsible for notifying the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: June 7, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–14296 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10376; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (LIBI), in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of sacred objects and repatriation to the lineal descendant stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Any other individuals who believe they are lineal descendants of the individual who owned these sacred objects and who wish to claim the items should contact LIBI. DATES: Any other individuals who believe they are lineal descendants of the individual who owned these sacred objects and who wish to claim the items should contact LIBI at the address below by July 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Gus Sanchez, Acting Superintendent, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, P.O. Box 39, Crow Agency, MT 59022–0039, telephone (406) 638–3201. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10397; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department 
of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Museum of the Plains 
Indian, Browning, MT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts 
Board, Museum of the Plains Indian, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that a cultural item meets the 
definition of sacred 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 Museum of 
the Plains Indian, Indian Arts and Crafts Board.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the Museum 
of the Plains Indian, Indian Arts and Crafts Board at the address below 
by July 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: David Dragonfly, Museum Technician, Museum of the Plains 
Indian, P.O. Box 410, Browning, MT 59417, telephone (406) 338-2230.

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 Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT, that meets 
the definition of sacred 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 Item

    The sacred object is a Natoas bundle, used in the Blackfeet Sun 
Dance, and contained in two tubular rawhide cases. It includes a 
medicine woman's headdress complete with ornaments, a sacred digging 
stick with ornaments, skins used for drying perspiration, and a badger 
fur cover.
    This bundle was purchased by the Museum of the Plains Indian from 
Theodore Last Star Piegan of Browning, MT, on September 20, 1941. 
Theodore Last Star received the bundle from John Old Chief. According 
to interviews with John Old Chief held before the purchase, this bundle 
had previously been used in ceremonies by John Old Chief's wife Cecile 
Little Skunk Old Chief, his mother Mourning Woman, and his grandmother, 
Strikes Back.

Determinations Made by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board

    Officials of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board 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 Natoas 
bundle and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana.
     While the Indian Arts and Crafts Board has information to 
support a right of possession, it does not believe that it can 
reasonably overcome this claim under a preponderance of evidence 
standard.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the Natoas bundle should contact David 
Dragonfly, Museum Technician, Museum of the Plains Indian, P.O. Box 
410, Browning, MT 59417, telephone (406) 338-2230, before July 12, 
2012. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Blackfeet Tribe of the 
Blackfeet Reservation of Montana may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Indian Arts and Crafts Board is responsible for notifying the 
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: June 7, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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