Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 70520-70521 [2021-26782]

Download as PDF 70520 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices History and Description of the Cultural Items Sometime between 1893 and 1899, 25 cultural items were removed from graves at the sites of Old Shongopovi, Old Oraibi, Awatovi, Mishongnovi, and Chukubi in Navajo County, AZ. Heinrich Voth either removed these items himself or acquired them from third parties. In 1899, Voth sold this collection to the Field Museum. The 21 items that were removed from graves at Old Shongopovi are 11 ceramic bowls, eight ceramic jars, and two ceramic ladles. The one item that was removed from a grave 4 miles southeast of Old Oraibi is a ceramic jar. The one item that was removed from a grave at Awatovi is a ceramic bowl. The one item that was removed from a grave at Mishongnovi is a ceramic bowl. The one item that was removed from a grave near the ruins of Chukubi is a ceramic bowl. Voth’s notes concerning the provenience of the cultural items reasonably show they were removed from graves. All the sites from which the cultural items were removed are located on the Hopi Reservation. The cultural items themselves are affiliated with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona based on academic literature, oral traditional information, and consultation with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Determinations Made by The Field Museum of Natural History Officials of The Field Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 25 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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 Helen Robbins, Director of Repatriation, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665–7317, email hrobbins@ fieldmuseum.org, by January 10, 2022. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed. The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona that this notice has been published. Dated: December 3, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–26784 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033082; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The American Museum of Natural History 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 unassociated funerary object. 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 to the American Museum of Natural History. 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 American Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769–5837, email nmurphy@ amnh.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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cultural item under the control of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, that meets the definition of an unassociated funerary object 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 item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Item In 1902, one cultural item was removed from Mahong Swamp, located in Shinnecock Hills, Suffolk County, NY, by William Payne. The item was gifted to the Museum in 1903 by Samuel Parrish and accessioned into the collection that same year. According to Museum records, a metal spoon was found lying by the skull of an ‘‘apparently Indian’’ skeleton, which crumbled upon exposure to the air. The unassociated funerary item is a ‘‘seal top’’ spoon. Examples of this type of spoon range from A.D. 1494 to 1699. Shinnecock Hills lies within the contact period territory of the Shinnecock Indians. Determinations Made by the American Museum of Natural History Officials of the American Museum of Natural History 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(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary object and the Shinnecock Indian Nation. 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 this cultural item should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769–5837, email nmurphy@amnh.org, by January 10, E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices 2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary object to the Shinnecock Indian Nation may proceed. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Shinnecock Indian Nation that this notice has been published. Dated: December 3, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–26782 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–D–COS–POL–32541; PPWODIREP0; PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000] Request for Nominations for the National Park System Advisory Board National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Park Service is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the National Park System Advisory Board (Board). The Board advises the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and the Director of the National Park Service (Director) on matters relating to the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park System, and programs administered by the NPS; the designation of National Historic Landmarks and National Natural Landmarks; and the national historic significance of proposed National Historic Trails. The Board is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DATES: Nominations must be postmarked by January 24, 2022. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to Joshua Winchell, Staff Director, National Park System Advisory Board, National Park Service, at joshua_ winchell@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, telephone number (202) 641–4467, or email joshua_ winchell@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board shall be comprised of no more than 12 persons, appointed from among citizens of the United States having a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the NPS. Board members shall be selected to represent various geographic regions across the United States of America. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 We are requesting nominations to fill vacancies for Board members in the categories listed below: (1) Persons who have outstanding expertise in the physical and/or social sciences, such as history or geography; archeology or anthropology; historical or landscape architecture; or biology, ecology, geology, or marine sciences; (2) persons having outstanding experience in the management of national or state parks; forests, wildlife refuges, or other protected natural areas; historic areas or sites; or have an extensive background in natural or cultural resources management. (3) persons having outstanding expertise in professional or scientific disciplines that are important to the mission of the National Park Service, such as financial management or business development; historical or recreational land use management or planning; or business management, marketing or entrepreneurship. Among all categories at least one appointment will be a person who serves as a locally elected official from an area adjacent to a national park unit, and at least one person will be a military veteran or has a physical impairment. The Secretary will also seek to appoint at least one member of a Tribe. Nominations must include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Board and permit the Department to contact a potential member. Members of the Board are appointed as special Government employees (SGEs) and are therefore subject to applicable Federal ethics statutes and regulations, to include applicable exceptions and exemptions. Additionally, SGE members are required, prior to appointment and annually thereafter, to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. SGE members are also required to receive initial ethics training prior to performing any Board duties and to receive annual ethics training thereafter. The Department of the Interior will provide materials to those members serving as special Government employees, explaining their ethical obligations. You may find a copy of the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following website: https:// www.doi.gov/ethics/specialgovernment-employees/financialdisclosure. Please contact (202) 208– 7960 or DOI_Ethics@sol.doi.gov with any questions about the ethics PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70521 requirements for members appointed as SGEs. Members serve without compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Board as approved by the Designated Federal Officer, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2 Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–26809 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033085; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office (BLM) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, 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 associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the BLM. 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 supporting information to the BLM at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 235 (Friday, December 10, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70520-70521]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26782]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0033082; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: American Museum of 
Natural History, New York, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The American Museum of Natural History 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 unassociated funerary object. 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 to the American Museum of Natural History. 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 American Museum of Natural 
History at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nell Murphy, American Museum of 
Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, 
telephone (212) 769-5837, 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 American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, that 
meets the definition of an unassociated funerary object 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 item. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Item

    In 1902, one cultural item was removed from Mahong Swamp, located 
in Shinnecock Hills, Suffolk County, NY, by William Payne. The item was 
gifted to the Museum in 1903 by Samuel Parrish and accessioned into the 
collection that same year. According to Museum records, a metal spoon 
was found lying by the skull of an ``apparently Indian'' skeleton, 
which crumbled upon exposure to the air. The unassociated funerary item 
is a ``seal top'' spoon. Examples of this type of spoon range from A.D. 
1494 to 1699. Shinnecock Hills lies within the contact period territory 
of the Shinnecock Indians.

Determinations Made by the American Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History 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(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated funerary object and the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

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 
this cultural item should submit a written request with information in 
support of the claim to Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural 
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, 
telephone (212) 769-5837, email [email protected], by January 10,

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2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, 
transfer of control of the unassociated funerary object to the 
Shinnecock Indian Nation may proceed.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Shinnecock Indian Nation that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 3, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-26782 Filed 12-9-21; 8:45 am]
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