Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 40317 [2020-14397]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 129 / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Notices 10, California-Great Basin Office 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: May 27, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–14398 Filed 7–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030386; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, ME National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Hudson Museum, 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 Hudson Museum, University of Maine. 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 Hudson Museum, University of Maine at the address in this notice by August 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: Gretchen Faulkner, Director, Hudson Museum, University of Maine, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469, telephone (207) 581–1904, email gretchen.faulkner@ maine.edu. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, ME, that meet the definition of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 04:41 Jul 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Items The five items listed below were acquired by William P. Palmer III. In 1982, Palmer bequeathed the items to the University of Maine and they became part of the Hudson Museum’s holdings. HM5510, a Tlingit Shaman’s pipe from Kake Village on Kupreanof Island, Alaska, was collected by George Thornton Emmons and accessioned by the Heye Foundation (catalog number 1/ 2922). On March 15, 1967, the Heye Foundation transferred this piece to Morton D. May. Subsequently, it was acquired by William P. Palmer III. HM3222, a Tlingit Shaman’s guardian figure, was formerly part of the Christian Rub Collection, Santa Barbara, California. It was acquired by William P. Palmer III from Proctor Stafford, Los Angeles, California. HM5574, a Tlingit Shaman’s mask representing the porpoise spirit, was collected by George Thornton Emmons and accessioned by the Heye Foundation (catalog number 11/1751). In June of 1949, the Heye Foundation transferred this piece to Julius Carlebach. Subsequently, Morton D. May acquired it from Carlebach. Later, it was acquired by William P. Palmer III. HM5500 is a Tlingit Shaman’s guardian figure. Records for this object appear to indicate that around 1968, this figure was acquired by William P. Palmer III from Walt Killiam, a dealer in Chester, Connecticut. HM5460, is a Tlingit Raven grave totem. Records for this object indicate that it originally hung in the Elks Lodge, Juneau, Alaska. It was formerly in the collection of Axel Rasmussen, William Spratling, and Proctor Stafford. William P. Palmer III acquired it from Proctor Stafford. In June 2018, a delegation from the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes came to the Hudson Museum, University of Maine to consult on these objects. The group included Harold Jacobs, Sarah Dybdahl, Stephanie Masterman, Herman Davis Sr., Herman Davis, Jr. and Neeka Cook. In conjunction with the Hudson PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 40317 Museum staff and Hudson Museum cooperating curators, it was determined that these objects are culturally affiliated with the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes. Determinations Made by the Hudson Museum, University of Maine Officials of the Hudson Museum, University of Maine have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the five 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 Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes. 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 Gretchen Faulkner, Director, Hudson Museum, University of Maine, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469, telephone (207) 581–1904, email gretchen.faulkner@maine.edu, by August 5, 2020. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes may proceed. The Hudson Museum, University of Maine is responsible for notifying the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: May 27, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–14397 Filed 7–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0030386; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Hudson Museum, 
University of Maine, Orono, ME

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Hudson Museum, 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 Hudson Museum, University of Maine. 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 Hudson Museum, University of 
Maine at the address in this notice by August 5, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Gretchen Faulkner, Director, Hudson Museum, University of 
Maine, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469, telephone 
(207) 581-1904, 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 cultural items under the 
control of the Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 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 Items

    The five items listed below were acquired by William P. Palmer III. 
In 1982, Palmer bequeathed the items to the University of Maine and 
they became part of the Hudson Museum's holdings.
    HM5510, a Tlingit Shaman's pipe from Kake Village on Kupreanof 
Island, Alaska, was collected by George Thornton Emmons and accessioned 
by the Heye Foundation (catalog number 1/2922). On March 15, 1967, the 
Heye Foundation transferred this piece to Morton D. May. Subsequently, 
it was acquired by William P. Palmer III.
    HM3222, a Tlingit Shaman's guardian figure, was formerly part of 
the Christian Rub Collection, Santa Barbara, California. It was 
acquired by William P. Palmer III from Proctor Stafford, Los Angeles, 
California.
    HM5574, a Tlingit Shaman's mask representing the porpoise spirit, 
was collected by George Thornton Emmons and accessioned by the Heye 
Foundation (catalog number 11/1751). In June of 1949, the Heye 
Foundation transferred this piece to Julius Carlebach. Subsequently, 
Morton D. May acquired it from Carlebach. Later, it was acquired by 
William P. Palmer III.
    HM5500 is a Tlingit Shaman's guardian figure. Records for this 
object appear to indicate that around 1968, this figure was acquired by 
William P. Palmer III from Walt Killiam, a dealer in Chester, 
Connecticut.
    HM5460, is a Tlingit Raven grave totem. Records for this object 
indicate that it originally hung in the Elks Lodge, Juneau, Alaska. It 
was formerly in the collection of Axel Rasmussen, William Spratling, 
and Proctor Stafford. William P. Palmer III acquired it from Proctor 
Stafford.
    In June 2018, a delegation from the Central Council of the Tlingit 
& Haida Indian Tribes came to the Hudson Museum, University of Maine to 
consult on these objects. The group included Harold Jacobs, Sarah 
Dybdahl, Stephanie Masterman, Herman Davis Sr., Herman Davis, Jr. and 
Neeka Cook. In conjunction with the Hudson Museum staff and Hudson 
Museum cooperating curators, it was determined that these objects are 
culturally affiliated with the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida 
Indian Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Hudson Museum, University of Maine

    Officials of the Hudson Museum, University of Maine have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the five 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 Central Council of the Tlingit & 
Haida Indian Tribes.

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 Gretchen Faulkner, Director, Hudson Museum, 
University of Maine, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469, 
telephone (207) 581-1904, email [email protected], by August 
5, 2020. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, 
transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Central 
Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes may proceed.
    The Hudson Museum, University of Maine is responsible for notifying 
the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: May 27, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-14397 Filed 7-2-20; 8:45 am]
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