Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, 78358-78359 [2020-26762]

Download as PDF 78358 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of California Berkeley. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of California Berkeley at the address in this notice by January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (512) 672–5388, email t.torma@ berkeley.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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from around Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, CA. 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 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 University of California Berkeley professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe). History and Description of the Remains In the early 20th century, human remains representing, at minimum, 14 individuals were removed from sites CA–HUM–68, CA–HUM–33, CA–HUM– 23, and CA–HUM–112 in Humboldt County, CA. These human remains were collected by H.H. Stuart, an amateur VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 archeologist based in Eureka, CA, and were part of a donation that was accessioned into the museum in 1931. Most of the individuals are represented by a very small number of bones, and because the digs were not well documented, the age and the sex of the individuals were not recorded. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is one set of unidentified animal bones. Between July and October 1913, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from sites CA–HUM–33, and CA–HUM–37, near the Mad River Slough, in Humboldt County, CA. These human remains were collected by Llewellyn Loud, who was working on an ethnogeographic and archeological survey of the Wiyot people under the direction of Alfred Kroeber. The human remains were accessioned on November 6, 1913. No associated funerary objects are present. Most of the sites around Humboldt Bay date to the creation of the Bay, approximately 5000–7000 years ago. According to archeological evidence, Wiyot oral tradition, and the written historical record, the Wiyot Tribe has been present in this area since before the creation of Humboldt Bay. Determinations Made by the University of California Berkeley Officials of the University of California Berkeley have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 21 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described in this notice 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. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe). 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (512) 672–5388, email t.torma@ berkeley.edu, by January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe) may proceed. The University of California Berkeley is responsible for notifying the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe) that this notice has been published. Dated: November 24, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–26760 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031199; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), in consultation with the appropriate Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definitions of unassociated funerary objects and sacred objects and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the objects and a present-day Native Hawaiian organization. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the CMNH. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the Native Hawaiian organization stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to submit a claim for these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the CMNH at the address in this notice by January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: Dr. Brian Redmond, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, telephone (216) 231–4600 Ext. 3301, email bredmond@cmnh.org or Amanda McGee, telephone (216) 231–4600 Ext. 3275, email amcgee@cmnh.org. 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 Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the cultural items was made by CMNH staff in consultation with representatives of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1935, six Hawaiian burial tapa cloths were removed from ancient Native Hawaiian corpses in burial caves on Hawai1i Island by Glenn W. Russ of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BPBM). The exact location of the burial caves is unknown. At some time soon after the collection of the burial cloths, Russ transferred them to D’ Alte Welch, who also worked at BPBM. In 1976, Welch, who became a professor at John Carroll University in Ohio, donated the burial tapas to CMNH. The accession numbers for these six items are #1976– 03: CMNH #s 8460, 8464, 8470, 8476, 8480, 8482. Welch also donated to CMNH one 22-page scrapbook (CMNH #8458) containing burial tapa fragments. In the early 20th century, one cultural item, a ‘‘Hawaiian necklace’’ (lei niho palaoa) made of human hair, was acquired by Mrs. H.F. Lyman. It is unknown from where in Hawaii the lei niho palaoa had been removed or the circumstances of its removal. In 1922, Mrs. Lyman donated the lei niho palaoa to CMNH (accession #7, CMNH# 1682). CMNH has determined that the lei niho palaoa is authentic and is used in traditional Native Hawaiian religious ceremonies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 Determinations Made by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History The Cleveland Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one 22-page scrapbook of burial tapa fragments and the six burial tapa cloths 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 Native Hawaiian individuals. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one lei niho palaoa described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native Hawaiian religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native Hawaiian 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 cultural objects and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to submit a claim for these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Brian Redmond, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, telephone (216) 231–4600 Ext. 3301, email bredmond@ cmnh.org or Amanda McGee, telephone (216) 231–4600 Ext. 3275, email amcgee@cmnh.org, by January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects and the sacred object to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs listed in this notice may proceed. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published. Dated: November 24, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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This Record of Decision identifies BOEM’s selected alternative for conducting proposed G&G activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS, which is analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities: Western, Central, and Eastern Planning Areas; Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Programmatic EIS). The Record of Decision and associated information are available on BOEM’s website at https:// www.boem.gov//or https:// www.boem.gov/regions/gulf-mexico-ocsregion/resource-evaluation/gulf-mexicogeological-and-geophysical-gg. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Record of Decision, you may contact Ms. Helen Rucker, Chief, Environmental Assessment Section, Office of Environment, by telephone at 504–736– 2421 or by email at helen.rucker@ boem.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Programmatic EIS addresses potential environmental impacts of BOEM’s Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, and Marine Minerals Programs, and focuses particularly on the environmental impacts of off-lease and on-lease geological (bottom sampling and test drilling) and geophysical (deeppenetration, high—resolution geophysical (HRG), electromagnetic, deep stratigraphic, and remote sensing) surveys. The area evaluated (i.e., Area of Interest or AOI) includes the OCS waters that are within BOEM’s Gulf of Mexico planning areas (i.e., Western, Central, and Eastern Planning Areas). The AOI also includes, for purposes of the analysis, the coastal waters of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida extending from the coastline SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Cleveland Museum 
of Natural History, Cleveland, OH

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), in 
consultation with the appropriate Native Hawaiian organizations, has 
determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the 
definitions of unassociated funerary objects and sacred objects and has 
determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the objects and 
a present-day Native Hawaiian organization. Lineal descendants or 
representatives of any Native Hawaiian organization not identified in 
this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a 
written request to the CMNH. If no additional claimants come forward, 
transfer of control of the cultural items to the Native Hawaiian 
organization stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to submit a claim 
for these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the CMNH at the address in this 
notice by January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Brian Redmond, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1

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Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, telephone (216) 231-4600 Ext. 
3301, email [email protected] or Amanda McGee, telephone (216) 231-4600 
Ext. 3275, 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 Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, that 
meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the cultural items was made by CMNH staff 
in consultation with representatives of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs 
(OHA).

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In 1935, six Hawaiian burial tapa cloths were removed from ancient 
Native Hawaiian corpses in burial caves on Hawai[revaps]i Island by 
Glenn W. Russ of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BPBM). The exact 
location of the burial caves is unknown. At some time soon after the 
collection of the burial cloths, Russ transferred them to D' Alte 
Welch, who also worked at BPBM. In 1976, Welch, who became a professor 
at John Carroll University in Ohio, donated the burial tapas to CMNH. 
The accession numbers for these six items are #1976-03: CMNH #s 8460, 
8464, 8470, 8476, 8480, 8482. Welch also donated to CMNH one 22-page 
scrapbook (CMNH #8458) containing burial tapa fragments.
    In the early 20th century, one cultural item, a ``Hawaiian 
necklace'' (lei niho palaoa) made of human hair, was acquired by Mrs. 
H.F. Lyman. It is unknown from where in Hawaii the lei niho palaoa had 
been removed or the circumstances of its removal. In 1922, Mrs. Lyman 
donated the lei niho palaoa to CMNH (accession #7, CMNH# 1682). CMNH 
has determined that the lei niho palaoa is authentic and is used in 
traditional Native Hawaiian religious ceremonies.

Determinations Made by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    The Cleveland Museum of Natural History have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one 22-page 
scrapbook of burial tapa fragments and the six burial tapa cloths 
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 Native 
Hawaiian individuals.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one lei niho palaoa 
described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional 
Native Hawaiian religious leaders for the practice of traditional 
Native Hawaiian 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 
cultural objects and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to submit a claim 
for these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to Dr. Brian Redmond, Cleveland 
Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, 
telephone (216) 231-4600 Ext. 3301, email [email protected] or Amanda 
McGee, telephone (216) 231-4600 Ext. 3275, email [email protected], by 
January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come 
forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects and 
the sacred object to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs listed in this 
notice may proceed.
    The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is responsible for 
notifying the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: November 24, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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