Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; Correction, 61781-61782 [2012-25048]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2012 / Notices availability of the Census Bureau’s statistics or a matter of their accuracy (or both)? (5) If Interior can obtain all of the information needed for the report from the Census Bureau, should it still conduct a survey to ask Tribes for this or other information? (6) Regardless of whether Interior uses a survey or Census Bureau data for future reports, Interior is considering using information from the Census Bureau, rather than a survey, for the 2013 report to meet the 2013 deadline. What are your views on this approach? (7) Are there other options for obtaining this information that Interior should consider? (8) How should ‘‘service population’’ by the ‘‘Tribal level’’ be defined for this report? For example: (a) Should it include individuals in the Tribe’s general location, or should it include individuals enrolled in the Tribe who may not be in the Tribe’s location but may still be eligible for services? (b) If people are in an area where they may receive services from more than one Tribe, should they be counted only as in the service population of the Tribe in which they are enrolled? (c) Should service population be measured in terms of geography as opposed to Tribal enrollment? Dated: September 28, 2012. Donald E. Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–24960 Filed 10–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NM, on November 13, with a tour for RAC members of range improvements on upland and riparian areas on November 14. The public may send written comments to the RAC, 2909 W. 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty Hicks, Pecos District, Bureau of Land Management, 2909 W. 2nd Street, Roswell, NM 88201, 575–627–0242. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8229 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 10member RAC advises the Secretary of Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in New Mexico. Planned agenda items include BLM Application for Permit to Drill (APD) process, State Land Office APD process, Resource Management Plan update, Draft Secretary’s Potash Order, Hunting unitization, and Public Land Access. A half-hour public comment period during which the public may address the Council is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on November 13. All RAC meetings are open to the public. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Douglas J. Burger, District Manager. Bureau of Land Management [FR Doc. 2012–25017 Filed 10–10–12; 8:45 am] [LLNMP0000 L13110000.XH0000] BILLING CODE 4310–VA$–P Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. National Park Service In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Pecos District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting is on November 13– 14, 2012, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the Bureau of Land Management Carlsbad Field Office, 620 E. Greene, Carlsbad, Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; Correction AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:03 Oct 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11258; 2200–1100– 665] National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: 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 possession of Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA that meet the PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61781 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 human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. This notice removes two of the unassociated funerary objects published in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate in the Federal Register (77 FR 13622–13622, March 7, 2012). The two objects were not included due to a cataloguing error. In the Federal Register (77 FR 13622– 13622, March 7, 2012), paragraph six, sentence two is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The unassociated funerary objects are: 25 stone implements; 3 pestle fragments; 1 pounding stones; 1 grooved stone; 1 mortar; 2 pestles; 1 bone awl; and 1 lot of metal beads. In the Federal Register (77 FR 13622– 13622, March 7, 2012), paragraph 11, sentence one is corrected by substituting the following sentence: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 35 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 specific burial sites of Native American individuals. Additional Requestors Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Gary Rollefson, Maxey Museum, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362, telephone (509) 527–4938, before November 13, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho (previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho) (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’); and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Maxey Museum, Whitman College is responsible for notifying The Tribes and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 61782 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2012 / Notices recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 11, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–25048 Filed 10–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11269; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, WA National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 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 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe 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 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission at the address below by November 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Alicia Woods, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504– 2650, telephone (360) 902–0939. 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 in the possession of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The human remains were removed from three different locations in Pacific County, WA. 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 state agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:03 Oct 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Reservation, Washington, and the Chinook Nation, Washington (a nonFederally recognized Indian group). The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington, were contacted by mail and telephone but declined formal consultation unless neither of the aforementioned groups made a claim. History and Description of the Remains Sometime prior to 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a house in the town of Ilwaco, in Pacific County, WA. The human remains consist of a partial cranium. The Ralph Wilson family discovered the remains under their house and donated them to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, at Fort Columbia State Park. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Sometime prior to 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown site located in the town of Ilwaco, in Pacific County, WA. The human remains consist of a mandible and mandibular dentition. Dr. W. Iles discovered the remains and donated them to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, at Fort Columbia State Park. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Sometime prior to 2001, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a site believed to be located in or near Fort Columbia, in Pacific County, WA. The human remains consist of one nearly complete cranium. As the remains were located in the Fort Columbia State Park collections and were undocumented, they are believed to have originated either from Fort Columbia or from one of three nearby sites. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Following examination by a physical anthropologist, the human remains described above were determined to be consistent with Native American heritage based cranial and dental morphological characteristics. All of the remains were removed from locations near Fort Columbia State Park, in Chinook, Pacific County, WA. Fort Columbia was built as a U.S. military PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 installation at Chinook Point beginning in 1896, was completed in 1904, and became a state park in 1950. During its construction, an undocumented number of Native American burials were discovered. Since that time, additional burials have been located in documented sites surrounding the park boundaries. Fort Columbia State Park is located on the north bank of the Columbia River, along the eastern leg of Baker Bay, east of Chinook Point and at the base of Scarborough Hill. The lands around Baker Bay and along Chinook Point were the aboriginal lands of the lowerriver Chinook Indians. Scarborough Hill, along with Chinook Point, has figured prominently in lower-river Chinook Indian legends and served as one of many burial grounds in the area for the Indians. Early explorers Captain Robert Gray (1792), Captain George Vancouver (1792), and Captains Meriwether Lewis and James Clark (1805) documented the lower-river Chinookan Indians, including their traditional habitation of the north bank of the Columbia River during spring and summer months. Throughout the next two centuries, additional documentation of the lower-river Chinook people was produced by explorers, pioneers, anthropologists, and visitors to the region. Based on the location of the remains, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has determined that the Chinook Indians, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, maintains the closest cultural and ancestral connection to these By the end of the nineteenth century, lower-river Chinook society had been all but decimated, and by 1900, some of the remaining Chinook Indians merged with Indians to their north, in the Shoalwater Bay region (now named Willapa Bay). Based on this history, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has determined that the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Reservation, Washington, is the Indian tribe having the closest shared group identity with the human remains. Determinations Made by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Officials of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11258; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxey Museum, 
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; 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 possession of Maxey Museum, Whitman 
College, Walla Walla, WA 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 human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice removes two of the unassociated funerary objects 
published in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate in the Federal Register 
(77 FR 13622-13622, March 7, 2012). The two objects were not included 
due to a cataloguing error.
    In the Federal Register (77 FR 13622-13622, March 7, 2012), 
paragraph six, sentence two is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The unassociated funerary objects are: 25 stone implements; 3 
pestle fragments; 1 pounding stones; 1 grooved stone; 1 mortar; 2 
pestles; 1 bone awl; and 1 lot of metal beads.

    In the Federal Register (77 FR 13622-13622, March 7, 2012), 
paragraph 11, sentence one is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 35 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 specific burial sites of 
Native American individuals.

Additional Requestors

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Gary Rollefson, Maxey Museum, Whitman College, 345 Boyer 
Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362, telephone (509) 527-4938, before 
November 13, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe, 
Idaho (previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho) (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes''); and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Maxey Museum, Whitman College is responsible for notifying The 
Tribes and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally

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recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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