Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY, 7403 [2021-01899]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices Public participants may submit written statements in advance of the scheduled meeting(s). Oral comments will be honored in the order they are requested and may be limited as time allows. Requests to submit a written statement or make oral comments to ACCV should be sent to Annie Herzog using the contact information above at least 5 business days before the meeting date(s). Individuals who need special assistance or another reasonable accommodation should notify Annie Herzog using the contact information listed above at least 10 business days before the meeting(s) they wish to attend. If an in-person meeting is held, it will occur in a federal government building and all attendees must go through a security check to enter. Non-U.S. Citizen attendees must notify HRSA of their planned attendance to an inperson meeting at least 20 business days prior to the meeting in order to facilitate their entry into the building. All attendees are required to present government-issued identification prior to entry. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2021–01879 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031389; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Geneva Historical Society, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that one cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of unassociated funerary object and 103 cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony. 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 Geneva Historical Society. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 7403 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 Geneva Historical Society at the address in this notice by March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Kerry Lippincott, Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456, telephone (315) 789–5151, email director@ genevahistoricalsociety.com. 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 Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and objects 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. of Indians identified the hair comb as a funerary object. Given the location and time period, the other items are consistent with Seneca production and European trade goods. History and Description of the Cultural Items In the mid-1800s, 104 cultural items were removed from White Springs Farm, Ontario County, NY. According to printed accounts, two burial mounds near the farm’s manor house were disturbed around 1840, when the land was graded for a lawn and roadway. The artifacts stayed with the farm and were transferred to subsequent owners until Mrs. Katherine Lewis purchased the property in 1898. Lewis kept the artifacts in her family. In 1962, her daughter, Mrs. Henry Wheat, loaned them to the Geneva Historical Society, and in 1978, the Wheats converted the loan to a gift. The one unassociated funerary object is a wooden hair comb. The 103 objects of cultural patrimony are 90 assorted beads of bloodstone, glass, shell, bone, and clay; one rifle trigger; two metal trade arrowheads; two metal fragments; three metal buttons; four 17th-century religious trade medals; and one clay pipe. There is archeological evidence to show that from around 1688 to 1715, the Seneca town of Ganechstage was located in proximity to White Springs Farm. During consultation, the Seneca Nation Additional Requestors and Disposition PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Determinations Made by the Geneva Historical Society Officials of the Geneva Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item described above is 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(3)(D), the 103 cultural items described above have 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 the unassociated funerary object, and objects of cultural patrimony and the Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York). 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 Kerry Lippincott, Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456, telephone (315) 789–5151, email director@ genevahistoricalsociety.com, by March 1, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary object and objects of cultural patrimony to the Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York) may proceed. The Geneva Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York) that this notice has been published. Dated: January 14, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031389; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Geneva Historical 
Society, Geneva, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Geneva Historical Society, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has 
determined that one cultural item listed in this notice meets the 
definition of unassociated funerary object and 103 cultural items 
listed in this notice meet the definition of objects of cultural 
patrimony. 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 
Geneva Historical Society. 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 Geneva Historical Society at 
the address in this notice by March 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Kerry Lippincott, Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main 
Street, Geneva, NY 14456, telephone (315) 789-5151, 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 Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY, that meet the 
definition of unassociated funerary objects and objects 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 Items

    In the mid-1800s, 104 cultural items were removed from White 
Springs Farm, Ontario County, NY. According to printed accounts, two 
burial mounds near the farm's manor house were disturbed around 1840, 
when the land was graded for a lawn and roadway. The artifacts stayed 
with the farm and were transferred to subsequent owners until Mrs. 
Katherine Lewis purchased the property in 1898. Lewis kept the 
artifacts in her family. In 1962, her daughter, Mrs. Henry Wheat, 
loaned them to the Geneva Historical Society, and in 1978, the Wheats 
converted the loan to a gift. The one unassociated funerary object is a 
wooden hair comb. The 103 objects of cultural patrimony are 90 assorted 
beads of bloodstone, glass, shell, bone, and clay; one rifle trigger; 
two metal trade arrowheads; two metal fragments; three metal buttons; 
four 17th-century religious trade medals; and one clay pipe.
    There is archeological evidence to show that from around 1688 to 
1715, the Seneca town of Ganechstage was located in proximity to White 
Springs Farm. During consultation, the Seneca Nation of Indians 
identified the hair comb as a funerary object. Given the location and 
time period, the other items are consistent with Seneca production and 
European trade goods.

Determinations Made by the Geneva Historical Society

    Officials of the Geneva Historical Society have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item 
described above is 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(3)(D), the 103 cultural items 
described above have 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 the 
unassociated funerary object, and objects of cultural patrimony and the 
Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New 
York).

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 Kerry Lippincott, Geneva Historical Society, 
543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456, telephone (315) 789-5151, 
email [email protected], by March 1, 2021. After 
that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of 
control of the unassociated funerary object and objects of cultural 
patrimony to the Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca 
Nation of New York) may proceed.
    The Geneva Historical Society is responsible for notifying the 
Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New 
York) that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 14, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-01899 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]
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