Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, 11680-11681 [2013-03655]

Download as PDF 11680 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12142; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Rochester Museum & Science Center, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items listed meet the definition of sacred objects and 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 Rochester Museum & Science Center. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Rochester Museum & Science Center at the above address by March 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: George C. McIntosh, Director of Collections, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607, telephone (585) 697–1906. 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 six cultural items in the possession of the Rochester Museum & Science Center that meet the definitions of sacred objects and 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items Traditional religious leaders from the Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York) have identified six wampum items as being needed for the practice of traditional Native American religions by present-day adherents. In the course of consultations with tribal VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Feb 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 NAGPRA representatives, it was shown that individuals who sold or donated the wampum items did not have the authority to alienate them to a third party or sell them directly to the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Museum documentation, supported by oral evidence presented during consultation, indicates that the following six wampum items are culturally affiliated with the Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York): (1) Invitation wampum, tally stick with 11 notches cut into it with four attached strands of purple and white shell bead wampum, collected by James P. Ditmars, Geneva, NY and purchased by George S. Conover, AE145/27.89.8; (2) Council wampum composed of three strands of white glass and purple and white shell beads collected by Arthur C. Parker on the Tonawanda Reservation, AE2050/30.376.22; (3) ‘‘Name Necklace’’ wampum composed of a 34 inch-long single strand of predominantly purple with several white shell beads collected by Laura Parker Doctor on the Tonawanda Reservation, AE2051/29.288.2; (4) Condolence wampum composed of 16 strands of purple and white shell beads, ‘‘used by Iroquois council in raising up civil chiefs,’’ collected by Everett R. Burmaster on the Tonawanda Reservation and purchased by Arthur C. Parker in 1934, AE2525/34.149.1; (5) Council wampum composed of seven 18 inch-long strands of purple and white shell beads tied to a section of buckskin by a few pieces of red ribbon decorated with white glass beads, purchased from Robert Tahamont by Arthur C. Parker in 1935, and museum records state the wampum was from ‘‘village of Big Kettle, descendant of Sappy Jones’’ and ‘‘[t]he string traveled from Jones Bridge to Mt Morris,’’ AE2960/35.173.1; and (6) Gaiwiyo wampum, composed of 11-inch strands of white and purple shell beads collected by Arthur C. Parker on the Tonawanda Reservation in 1934, and museum records state ‘‘[u]sed by Indian Priest in preaching code of Handsome Lake,’’ AE 2970/34.163.1. Determination Made by the Rochester Museum & Science Center Officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center 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. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the six 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 sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York). Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony should contact George C McIntosh, Director of Collections, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607, telephone (585) 697–1906 before March 21, 2013. Repatriation of the sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony to the Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York) may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Rochester Museum & Science Center is responsible for notifying the Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York) that this notice has been published. Dated: January 17, 2013. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–03660 Filed 2–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12188; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Grand Rapids Public Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES with the cultural items may contact the Grand Rapids Public Museum. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Grand Rapids Public Museum at the address below by March 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: Marilyn Merdzinski, Director of Education & Interpretation, Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49501, telephone (616) 929–1801. 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 Grand Rapids Public Museum 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. History and Description of the Cultural Item(s) At an unknown date, one unassociated funerary object was removed from a mound at an unknown location in Kentucky and acquired by the Grand Rapids Public Museum from a source with the initials ‘‘K.S.I.’’ (likely Kent Scientific Institute, the former name of the Grand Rapids Public Museum). The object is a stone human effigy vessel that was identified in the museum records as a ‘‘[w]aterbottle of sundried (probably Peruvian Indian make) clay for burial with dead S (W?), KY.’’ Digital images of the object were reviewed by the Chickasaw Nation Preservation and Repatriation Department and a professor at Murray State University. It was determined that this vessel was identical to a human effigy vessel from Wickcliffe Mounds, KY, and likely affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation. In the Great Chickasaw Cession of 1818, lands were ceded in western Kentucky to the U.S. Government and traditional tribal hunting and trading routes covered a large portion of Kentucky. Therefore, it is conceivable that this stone human effigy vessel is culturally affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation. In May and November of 1912, one lot of unassociated funerary objects was removed from an unknown location VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Feb 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 near Tupelo in Lee County, MS, by W. C. Wyman. At an unknown date, the lot of unassociated funerary objects was sold to Dr. Ruth Herrick by an unknown person. In 1974, the lot of unassociated funerary objects was bequeathed to the Grand Rapids Public Museum by Dr. Ruth Herrick. The lot of unassociated funerary objects is identified in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s records as ‘‘large beads, glass, shell, and bone, early trade beads.’’ Digital images of these objects were reviewed by the Chickasaw Nation Preservation and Repatriation Department, who determined that these objects are likely affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation. At an unknown date, 1 lot of unassociated funerary objects was removed from an unknown location near Tupelo in Lee County, MS, by an unknown individual. At an unknown date, the lot of unassociated funerary objects was acquired by Dr. Ruth Herrick. In 1974, the lot of associated funerary objects was bequeathed to the Grand Rapids Public Museum by Dr. Ruth Herrick. The lot of unassociated funerary objects is identified in the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s records as ‘‘animal bone and shell beads, identified by donor and G. Olson.’’ Digital images of these objects were reviewed by the Chickasaw Nation Preservation and Repatriation Department, who determined that these objects are likely affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation. Documented evidence of Chickasaw occupation in northern Mississippi supports cultural affiliation of the two lots of unassociated funerary objects from Lee County, MS, with the Chickasaw Nation. Determinations Made by the Grand Rapids Public Museum Officials of the Grand Rapids Public Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 3 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 and the Chickasaw Nation. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11681 objects should contact Marilyn Merdzinski, Director of Education & Interpretation, Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49501, telephone (616) 929– 1801 March 21, 2013. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Chickasaw Nation may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is responsible for notifying the Chickasaw Nation that this notice has been published. Dated: January 25, 2013. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Program. 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The proposed Consent Decree resolves these allegations by requiring the Defendant to restore impacted areas, perform mitigation and pay a civil penalty. The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to David J. Kaplan, Senior Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and refer to United States v. Smith Farm Enterprises, L.L.C., DJ #90–5–1–7–19117. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Clerk’s Office, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Walter E. Hoffman E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12188; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Grand Rapids 
Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Grand Rapids Public Museum, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribe, 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

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with the cultural items may contact the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the Grand 
Rapids Public Museum at the address below by March 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Marilyn Merdzinski, Director of Education & Interpretation, 
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49501, 
telephone (616) 929-1801.

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 Grand Rapids Public Museum 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.

History and Description of the Cultural Item(s)

    At an unknown date, one unassociated funerary object was removed 
from a mound at an unknown location in Kentucky and acquired by the 
Grand Rapids Public Museum from a source with the initials ``K.S.I.'' 
(likely Kent Scientific Institute, the former name of the Grand Rapids 
Public Museum). The object is a stone human effigy vessel that was 
identified in the museum records as a ``[w]aterbottle of sundried 
(probably Peruvian Indian make) clay for burial with dead S (W?), KY.'' 
Digital images of the object were reviewed by the Chickasaw Nation 
Preservation and Repatriation Department and a professor at Murray 
State University. It was determined that this vessel was identical to a 
human effigy vessel from Wickcliffe Mounds, KY, and likely affiliated 
with the Chickasaw Nation. In the Great Chickasaw Cession of 1818, 
lands were ceded in western Kentucky to the U.S. Government and 
traditional tribal hunting and trading routes covered a large portion 
of Kentucky. Therefore, it is conceivable that this stone human effigy 
vessel is culturally affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation.
    In May and November of 1912, one lot of unassociated funerary 
objects was removed from an unknown location near Tupelo in Lee County, 
MS, by W. C. Wyman. At an unknown date, the lot of unassociated 
funerary objects was sold to Dr. Ruth Herrick by an unknown person. In 
1974, the lot of unassociated funerary objects was bequeathed to the 
Grand Rapids Public Museum by Dr. Ruth Herrick. The lot of unassociated 
funerary objects is identified in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's 
records as ``large beads, glass, shell, and bone, early trade beads.'' 
Digital images of these objects were reviewed by the Chickasaw Nation 
Preservation and Repatriation Department, who determined that these 
objects are likely affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation.
    At an unknown date, 1 lot of unassociated funerary objects was 
removed from an unknown location near Tupelo in Lee County, MS, by an 
unknown individual. At an unknown date, the lot of unassociated 
funerary objects was acquired by Dr. Ruth Herrick. In 1974, the lot of 
associated funerary objects was bequeathed to the Grand Rapids Public 
Museum by Dr. Ruth Herrick. The lot of unassociated funerary objects is 
identified in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's records as ``animal bone 
and shell beads, identified by donor and G. Olson.'' Digital images of 
these objects were reviewed by the Chickasaw Nation Preservation and 
Repatriation Department, who determined that these objects are likely 
affiliated with the Chickasaw Nation. Documented evidence of Chickasaw 
occupation in northern Mississippi supports cultural affiliation of the 
two lots of unassociated funerary objects from Lee County, MS, with the 
Chickasaw Nation.

Determinations Made by the Grand Rapids Public Museum

    Officials of the Grand Rapids Public Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 3 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 and the Chickasaw Nation.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Marilyn Merdzinski, Director of Education & Interpretation, 
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49501, 
telephone (616) 929-1801 March 21, 2013. Repatriation of the 
unassociated funerary objects to the Chickasaw Nation may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Grand Rapids Public Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Chickasaw Nation that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Act Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-03655 Filed 2-15-13; 8:45 am]
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