Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum, Cody, WY, 34932-34933 [2019-15436]

Download as PDF 34932 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2019 / Notices 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 Alaska Native human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028308; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK Consultation National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or 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 Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage at the address in this notice by August 19, 2019. ADDRESSES: Dr. John Stalvey, Interim Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, telephone (907) 786–1050, email Jstalvey@alaska.edu. 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 under the control of the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK. The human remains were removed from Amook Island, Uyak Bay, and Larsen Bay (KAR–029), Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Borough, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Jul 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Larsen Bay. History and Description of the Remains In 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the tip of Amook (‘‘Amok’’) Island, Uyak Bay, in northwestern Kodiak Island, AK, by an unknown individual, and were donated to the Department of Anthropology Laboratory. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are associated with either the Kachemak tradition or the late prehistoric Koniag occupation of Kodiak. The Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) people of the Kodiak Island archipelago are the only present-day descendants of the people who occupied the region before European Contact. They still live within their traditional region. In 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from Larsen Bay (KAR–029) in Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Four individuals (two adults and two juveniles) were excavated from two locations at the site. Two of them are identified as males. The human remains were excavated by Bureau of Indian Affairs archeologists with the support and approval of both the Kodiak Area Native Association and the land owner. The site has a Late Kachemak tradition, a transitional Koniag, and a Koniag phase occupation. Seven radiocarbon dates range between 1310±70 and 450±70 BP. Although the recovered skeletal remains cannot be unambiguously sorted by phase, certain characteristics such as scattered bones, the absence of skulls, and burned bone are more typical of the late Kachemak tradition than the Koniag phase. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) people of Kodiak Island archipelago are the only present-day descendants of the people who lived in the region before European Contact. They still live within their traditional region. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage Officials of the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of five individual of Alaska Native ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Alaska Native human remains and the Native Village of Larsen Bay. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or 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 Dr. John Stalvey, Interim Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, telephone (907) 786–1050, email Jstalvey@ alaska.edu, by August 19, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Native Village of Larsen Bay may proceed. The Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Larsen Bay that this notice has been published. Dated: June 25, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–15435 Filed 7–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028302; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum, Cody, WY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of an object of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item 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 this cultural item should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum at the address in this notice by August 19, 2019. ADDRESSES: Rebecca West, Curator, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414, telephone (307) 578–4049, email rebeccaw@ centerofthewest.org. 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 under the control of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum, Cody, WY, that meets the definition of an object 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 Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Item In 1965, Paul Dyck purchased a Beaver Medicine Bundle from Dan Bull Plume, Sr., in Browning, MT. The date of this object is 1860. In 2006, Dyck loaned the Beaver Medicine Bundle to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. In 2007, following Dyck’s death, the Paul Dyck Foundation converted the loan to a gift (accession number NA.800.360). The Beaver Medicine Bundle was identified as Blackfeet (Pikuni) based on a tag written by Dyck describing the object as a ‘‘Beaver bundle | pipe— Yellow Wolf | Iron Breast Pikuni 1860— Lone Wolf Coll #86 #87.’’ The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum contacted the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council offices by letter to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Jul 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 inform the Tribal Historic Preservation Officers about Blackfeet and Blackfoot materials at the Plains Indian Museum. In September 2008, members of the Blood Tribe (Canada) Spiritual Advisors, consisting of Horn Society advisors and members, viewed the Beaver Medicine Bundle (NA.800.360) in the Plains Indian Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, confirmed its identity, and affirmed that Beaver Bundle Ceremonies associated with this bundle are still practiced by both the Blackfoot Nation of Canada and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. In 2017, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum received a request from the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana to review Blackfeet and Blackfoot sacred materials. As a result, tribal members in their capacity as Elders for the Beaver Medicine Bundle and Sweat Lodge identified NA.800.360 as a Beaver Medicine Bundle. John Murray sent two letters on behalf of the Blackfeet detailing knowledge of the Beaver Bundle based on past and current ceremonial practices, oral traditions, tribal and personal histories, and documentation of Dan Bull Plume’s ownership of the bundle. Determinations Made by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum Officials of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the one cultural item described above has 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 object of cultural patrimony and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. 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 Rebecca West, Curator, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414, telephone (307) 578–4049, email rebeccaw@centerofthewest.org, by August 19, 2019. After that date, if no PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34933 additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the object of cultural patrimony to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana may proceed. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum is responsible for notifying the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: June 25, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–15436 Filed 7–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–28391; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 6, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by August 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before July 6, 2019, Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Before including your address, phone 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 can 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Buffalo Bill 
Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum, Cody, WY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this 
notice meets the definition of an object of cultural patrimony. Lineal 
descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or

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Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Buffalo 
Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum. If no additional 
claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item 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 this cultural item should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the Buffalo Bill Center of the 
West, Plains Indian Museum at the address in this notice by August 19, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Rebecca West, Curator, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill 
Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414, telephone 
(307) 578-4049, email [email protected].

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 under the 
control of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum, 
Cody, WY, that meets the definition of an object 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 Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Item

    In 1965, Paul Dyck purchased a Beaver Medicine Bundle from Dan Bull 
Plume, Sr., in Browning, MT. The date of this object is 1860. In 2006, 
Dyck loaned the Beaver Medicine Bundle to the Buffalo Bill Center of 
the West. In 2007, following Dyck's death, the Paul Dyck Foundation 
converted the loan to a gift (accession number NA.800.360). The Beaver 
Medicine Bundle was identified as Blackfeet (Pikuni) based on a tag 
written by Dyck describing the object as a ``Beaver bundle [verbar] 
pipe--Yellow Wolf [verbar] Iron Breast Pikuni 1860--Lone Wolf Coll #86 
#87.'' The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum 
contacted the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council offices by letter to 
inform the Tribal Historic Preservation Officers about Blackfeet and 
Blackfoot materials at the Plains Indian Museum. In September 2008, 
members of the Blood Tribe (Canada) Spiritual Advisors, consisting of 
Horn Society advisors and members, viewed the Beaver Medicine Bundle 
(NA.800.360) in the Plains Indian Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of 
the West, confirmed its identity, and affirmed that Beaver Bundle 
Ceremonies associated with this bundle are still practiced by both the 
Blackfoot Nation of Canada and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet 
Indian Reservation of Montana.
    In 2017, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum 
received a request from the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the 
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana to 
review Blackfeet and Blackfoot sacred materials. As a result, tribal 
members in their capacity as Elders for the Beaver Medicine Bundle and 
Sweat Lodge identified NA.800.360 as a Beaver Medicine Bundle. John 
Murray sent two letters on behalf of the Blackfeet detailing knowledge 
of the Beaver Bundle based on past and current ceremonial practices, 
oral traditions, tribal and personal histories, and documentation of 
Dan Bull Plume's ownership of the bundle.

Determinations Made by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains 
Indian Museum

    Officials of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian 
Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the one cultural item 
described above has 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 object of 
cultural patrimony and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian 
Reservation of Montana.

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 Rebecca West, Curator, Plains Indian Museum, 
Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414, 
telephone (307) 578-4049, email [email protected], by August 
19, 2019. After that date, if no additional claimants have come 
forward, transfer of control of the object of cultural patrimony to the 
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana may 
proceed.
    The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum is 
responsible for notifying the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian 
Reservation of Montana that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 25, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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