Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR, 89147-89148 [2016-29537]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices 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 Wendy G. Teeter, Ph.D., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1549, telephone (310) 825–1864, email wteeter@ arts.ucla.edu, by January 9, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California may proceed. The Fowler Museum at UCLA is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: November 28, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–29535 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NERO–GATE–22286; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000] Meeting Schedule of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee January Through June 2017 National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1–16), notice is hereby given of the January through June 2017 meeting schedule of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. Agenda: The Committee will offer expertise and advice regarding the preservation of historic Army buildings at Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark into a viable, vibrant community with a variety of uses for visitors, not-for-profit organizations, residents and others. All meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m., with a public comment period at 11:30 a.m. (EASTERN). All meetings are open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Beech Room at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, located at 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ. Thompson Park is part of the Monmouth County Park System. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 The meetings will take place on the following dates: Friday, February 3, 2017; Friday, April 28, 2017; and Thursday, June 8, 2017. DATES: John Harlan Warren, External Affairs Officer, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit, 26 Hudson Road, Highlands, New Jersey 07732, 732–872– 5910, email John_Warren@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1– 16), the purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the National Park Service, on the development of a reuse plan and on matters relating to future uses of certain buildings at the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark which lie within Gateway National Recreation Area. The Committee Web site, http:// www.forthancock21.org, includes summaries from all prior meetings. These meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments will be accepted prior to, during, or after the meeting. Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to no more than five minutes per speaker. All comments will be made part of the public record and will be electronically distributed to all Committee members. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your written comments, you should be aware that your entire comment including your personal identifying information will be publicly available. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–29549 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89147 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22473; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 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 unassociated funerary 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 the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. 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 the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, at the address in this notice by January 9, 2017. SUMMARY: Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120. 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 the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR, 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 89148 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices 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 At an unknown date, a group of beads and other cultural items were removed from a burial site near Coos County, OR. In 1930, a private individual donated the cultural items to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural History (now designated as the Museum of Natural And Cultural History). According to accessions records, the beads were given to the donor by her sister, who ‘‘found them on an old Indian grave near Coquille, Oregon.’’ The catalog number assigned to this entry is attached to a string of 28 glass beads, 1 copper button, 2 buttons of undetermined material, and 1 perforated disc of ground shell or bone. A set of 30 small unstrung and unlabeled seed beads are housed with the other items and are considered to be from the same collection. Based on the donor’s information, the 62 unassociated funerary objects described above are determined to be Native American. Based on provenience, the cultural items are reasonably believed to be affiliated with the Coquille people. Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history indicate that Coquille people have occupied the Coquille area of coastal Oregon since pre-contact times. The Coquille people are represented by the Coquille Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History Officials of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 62 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 Coquille Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120, by January 9, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Coquille Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon) may proceed. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible for notifying the Coquille Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon); the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians; the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation) that this notice has been published. Dated: November 22, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–29537 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NERO–ACAD–22300; PPNEACADSO, PPMPSPDIZ.YM0000] Notice of the 2017 Meeting Schedule of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice sets the dates of the next three meetings of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission occurring in 2017. The Commission meeting locations may change based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. If a meeting location is changed, the Superintendent will issue a press release and use local newspapers to announce the meeting. DATES: All meetings will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EASTERN). The schedule for the future public meetings of the Commission will be held as follows: Monday, February 6, 2017; Monday, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 June 5, 2017; and Monday, September 11, 2017. For the February 6, 2017, and June 5, 2017, meetings, the Commission will meet at the Acadia National Park headquarters conference room, Acadia National Park, 20 McFarland Hill Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. For the September 11, 2017, meeting, the Commission will meet at Schoodic Education and Research Center, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning these meetings may be obtained from R. Michael Madell, Deputy Superintendent, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, telephone (207) 288–8701 or via email michael_madell@nps.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the Superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Agenda: Commission meetings will consist of the following proposed agenda items: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Committee Reports: • Land Conservation • Park Use • Science and Education • Historic 2. Old Business 3. Superintendent’s Report 4. Chairman’s Report 5. Public Comments 6. Adjournment Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–29550 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of 
Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural 
History, 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 unassociated funerary 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 the University 
of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. 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 the University of Oregon Museum 
of Natural and Cultural History, at the address in this notice by 
January 9, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of 
Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of 
Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1224, telephone (541) 346-5120.

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 the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural 
History, Eugene, OR, 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

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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

    At an unknown date, a group of beads and other cultural items were 
removed from a burial site near Coos County, OR. In 1930, a private 
individual donated the cultural items to the University of Oregon 
Museum of Natural History (now designated as the Museum of Natural And 
Cultural History). According to accessions records, the beads were 
given to the donor by her sister, who ``found them on an old Indian 
grave near Coquille, Oregon.'' The catalog number assigned to this 
entry is attached to a string of 28 glass beads, 1 copper button, 2 
buttons of undetermined material, and 1 perforated disc of ground shell 
or bone. A set of 30 small unstrung and unlabeled seed beads are housed 
with the other items and are considered to be from the same collection.
    Based on the donor's information, the 62 unassociated funerary 
objects described above are determined to be Native American. Based on 
provenience, the cultural items are reasonably believed to be 
affiliated with the Coquille people. Historical documents, ethnographic 
sources, and oral history indicate that Coquille people have occupied 
the Coquille area of coastal Oregon since pre-contact times. The 
Coquille people are represented by the Coquille Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon).

Determinations Made by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and 
Cultural History

    Officials of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and 
Cultural History have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 62 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 Coquille Indian Tribe (previously 
listed as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon).

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 Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of 
Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural 
History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1224, telephone 
(541) 346-5120, by January 9, 2017. After that date, if no additional 
claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated 
funerary objects to the Coquille Indian Tribe (previously listed as the 
Coquille Tribe of Oregon) may proceed.
    The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is 
responsible for notifying the Coquille Indian Tribe (previously listed 
as the Coquille Tribe of Oregon); the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, 
Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians; the Confederated Tribes of the Grand 
Ronde Community of Oregon; and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz 
Indians of Oregon (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the 
Siletz Reservation) that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 22, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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