Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Albion College, Albion, MI, 78846-78847 [2016-26977]

Download as PDF 78846 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Item(s) Cultural items consisting of seven unassociated funerary objects that were collected from 39WW7, the Swan Creek site, Dewey County, South Dakota, are presently located at the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center (SARC), under the managerial control of the Omaha District. The Swan Creek site, 39WW2 was an earthlodge village and cemetery that was excavated between 1954 and 1956 prior to inundation by flood waters of the Oahe Reservoir. Over 125 sets of human remains were recovered, and 102 of these individuals are currently housed at SARC and reported under a separate Notice of Inventory Completion. Human remains of the other individuals were reburied in 1986 at site 39ST15. SARC currently holds seven funerary objects that were originally collected with individuals that were reburied. The excavation records clearly show these items as having been removed from the burial of a specific individual. These seven unassociated funerary objects are one lithic projectile point and six ceramic body sherds from the same ceramic vessel. Site 39WW7 is an earthlodge village and associated cemetery. Based on village organization, fortifications, geographic location and features, as well as the associated artifact assemblage, the site is believed to represent at least two major time periods, the Akaska Focus of the Extended Coalescent (A.D. 1500– 1675) and the Le Beau Phase of the Post Contact Coalescent (A.D. 1675–1780) of the Plans Village tradition. Based on oral tradition, historic accounts, archaeological evidence, geographical location, and physical anthropological interpretations, both the Extended and Post Contact Coalescent variants are believed to be ancestral Arikara. The Arikara are represented today by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. Consultation with the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation indicates that these objects represent the kinds of objects that are placed with individuals at the time of death. Determinations Made by the Omaha District Officials of the Omaha District have determined that: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the seven 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 Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, ATTN: CENWO–PM–AB, 1616 Capital Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone, (402) 995–2674, email sandra.v.barnum@ usace.army.mil, by December 9, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. The Omaha District is responsible for notifying the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, that this notice has been published. Dated: October 24, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–26975 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22251; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Albion College, Albion, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Albion College, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of sacred objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to Albion College. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Albion College at the address in this notice by December 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Bille Wickre, Department of Art and Art History, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, telephone (517) 629–0246, email bwickre@albion.edu. 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 under the control of Albion College, Albion, MI, 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 Item At an unknown date before 1973, one sacred object was removed from Zuni lands, most likely from a location in New Mexico. The sacred object is a cottonwood cylinder, 71 cm. long and 23.7 cm. in diameter. It is rounded at both ends and carved to resemble a human figure with a face, ears, hair and cap or helmet at one end and hands at the other end. There is a hole in the front center at a place where some scholars suggest is an umbilicus. The wood is significantly weathered and shows signs of aging. Based upon the form and condition, the object has been determined to be a Zuni Ahayu:da or war god. In 1973, the sacred object (Ahayu:da) was donated by an individual to Albion College. There is no further information regarding its origin or date. After the donor’s death in 1990, Bille Wickre contacted the donor’s children and E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices grandchildren in an effort to find out more about the Ahayu:da, but no one remembered anything about it. Once the Ahayu:da was discovered in the collection, Bille Wickre and students of Albion College undertook a research project to authenticate the object. Written and visual evidence suggested the object is an Ahayu:da. Wickre telephoned the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, to initiate consultation. She spoke with Kurt Dongoske, RPA, Principal Investigator and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. Zuni bow priests and tribal elders confirmed the authenticity of the object. Determinations Made by Albion College Officials of Albion College have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), 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 sacred object and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Additional Requestors and Disposition sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Bille Wickre, Department of Art and Art History, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, telephone (517) 629–0246, email bwickre@ albion.edu, by December 9, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred object to the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed. Albion College is responsible for notifying the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: October 24, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–26977 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22248; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of California, Berkeley. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University California, Berkeley at the address in this notice by December 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Jordan Jacobs, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720–3712, telephone (510) 643–8230, email PAHMA-Repatriation@berkeley.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Adapting the notification procedures of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, notice is here given of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the physical custody of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, at the University of California, Berkeley. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Cardinal Site (CA–Sjo–154) in Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78847 responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has physical custody of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the professional staff of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, at the University of California, Berkeley in consultation with the Buena Vista Rancheria of MeWuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians (previously listed as the Jackson Rancheria of MeWuk Indians of California); Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and Wilton Rancheria, California. History and Description of the Remains In 1976, 36 sets of human remains were removed from the Cardinal Site (CA–Sjo–154) in Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA, by Drs. Richard Hughes and James Bennyhoff. Michael Hoffman, then Curator of Human Osteology at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology, was independently contracted by Hughes and Bennyhoff to conduct analysis, and the human remains were loaned to the Lowie Museum for the duration of the study. Subsequent transfers of the human remains occurred to researchers at Colorado College and Cornell University for study. Following the studies, the human remains were transferred to the physical custody of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley (formerly Lowie Museum) in 1995. The 106 associated funerary objects are 49 lots of unsorted shell, lithic E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-22251; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Albion College, 
Albion, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Albion College, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the 
cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of sacred 
objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request to Albion 
College. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control 
of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or 
Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to Albion College at the address in 
this notice by December 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Bille Wickre, Department of Art and Art History, Albion 
College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, telephone (517) 629-
0246, email bwickre@albion.edu.

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 under the 
control of Albion College, Albion, MI, 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 Item

    At an unknown date before 1973, one sacred object was removed from 
Zuni lands, most likely from a location in New Mexico. The sacred 
object is a cottonwood cylinder, 71 cm. long and 23.7 cm. in diameter. 
It is rounded at both ends and carved to resemble a human figure with a 
face, ears, hair and cap or helmet at one end and hands at the other 
end. There is a hole in the front center at a place where some scholars 
suggest is an umbilicus. The wood is significantly weathered and shows 
signs of aging. Based upon the form and condition, the object has been 
determined to be a Zuni Ahayu:da or war god.
    In 1973, the sacred object (Ahayu:da) was donated by an individual 
to Albion College. There is no further information regarding its origin 
or date. After the donor's death in 1990, Bille Wickre contacted the 
donor's children and

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grandchildren in an effort to find out more about the Ahayu:da, but no 
one remembered anything about it. Once the Ahayu:da was discovered in 
the collection, Bille Wickre and students of Albion College undertook a 
research project to authenticate the object. Written and visual 
evidence suggested the object is an Ahayu:da. Wickre telephoned the 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, to initiate 
consultation. She spoke with Kurt Dongoske, RPA, Principal Investigator 
and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer. Zuni bow priests and tribal 
elders confirmed the authenticity of the object.

Determinations Made by Albion College

    Officials of Albion College have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), 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 sacred 
object and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Bille Wickre, Department of Art and Art 
History, Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, 
telephone (517) 629-0246, email bwickre@albion.edu, by December 9, 
2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, 
transfer of control of the sacred object to the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed.
    Albion College is responsible for notifying the Zuni Tribe of the 
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 24, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-26977 Filed 11-8-16; 8:45 am]
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