Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 70518-70519 [2021-26783]

Download as PDF 70518 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices The MAC was established pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation ‘‘Establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument’’ (March 25, 2013) and is consistent with section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739). FLPMA directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. The rules governing BLM advisory committees are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. The San Juan Islands MAC is comprised of 12 members representing a wide array of interests, including recreation, tribal, and education, as well as environmental organizations and landowners. 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[FR Doc. 2021–26770 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–33055; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP16.R50000] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meetings National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) will hold six virtual meetings as indicated below. DATES: The Review Committee will meet via teleconference on January 31, 2022; February 14, 2022; February 28, 2022; March 10, 2022; March 15, 2022; and March 21, 2022. All meetings will be held from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) and are open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie O’Brien, Designated Federal Officer, National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program (2253), National Park Service, telephone (202) 354–2201, or email nagpra_info@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. Information about NAGPRA, the Committee, and Committee meetings is available on the National NAGPRA Program website at https:// www.nps.gov/orgs/1335/events.htm. The Committee is responsible for monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; facilitating the resolution of disputes; compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains that are in the possession or control of each Federal agency and museum, and recommending specific actions for developing a process for disposition of such human remains; consulting with Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters affecting such Tribes or organizations lying within the scope of work of the Committee; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior on the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. The Committee’s work is carried out during SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the course of meetings that are open to the public. The agenda for each meeting may include a report from the National NAGPRA Program; the discussion of the Review Committee Report to Congress; subcommittee reports and discussion; and other topics related to the Committee’s responsibilities under section 8 of NAGPRA. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an agreedupon disposition of Native American human remains proceed. During each meeting, there will be time scheduled for public comments. Written comments may be submitted, see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All comments received will be provided to the Committee. Information on joining the virtual conference by internet or phone will be available on the National NAGPRA Program website at https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1335/ events.htm. Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2; 25 U.S.C. 3006. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–26720 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033083; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Field Museum of Natural History (Field 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 unassociated funerary object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 Field 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 Field Museum at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Robbins, Director of Repatriation, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665–7317, email hrobbins@ fieldmuseum.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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 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 Sometime between 1893 and 1899, one cultural item was removed from the site of Payupki in Navajo County, AZ. It is unknown who excavated the item, but it ended up in the collection of Heinrich Voth and was bought by the Field Museum as part of a large accession of materials. Voth’s field notes indicate that the item, a ceramic vase, was removed from a grave located one mile south of the site of Payupki, on the Hopi Reservation. Voth’s description of the provenience reasonably shows that the vase was removed from a grave. The item is affiliated with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona based on academic literature, oral traditional information, and consultation with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. (According to the notes of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 70519 Charles Owen, a contemporary of Voth and an archeologist employed by the Field Museum, the site of Payupki was founded in 1680 by people from the ‘‘Rio Grande district.’’ Based on academic literature and oral traditional information, these people were the ancestors of the Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico. Although they lived at Payupki for a few generations, they subsequently returned to their place of origin.) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Determinations Made by The Field Museum of Natural History ACTION: Officials of The Field 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 is 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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona. 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 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. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary object 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. 2021–26783 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033084; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. The Field Museum of Natural History (Field 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 Field Museum. 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. SUMMARY: 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 Field Museum at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665–7317, email hrobbins@ fieldmuseum.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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum 
of Natural History, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Field Museum of Natural History (Field 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 unassociated funerary object. Lineal 
descendants or representatives of any

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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 Field 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 Field Museum at the address 
in this notice by January 10, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Robbins, Director of 
Repatriation, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 
60605, telephone (312) 665-7317, 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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 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

    Sometime between 1893 and 1899, one cultural item was removed from 
the site of Payupki in Navajo County, AZ. It is unknown who excavated 
the item, but it ended up in the collection of Heinrich Voth and was 
bought by the Field Museum as part of a large accession of materials. 
Voth's field notes indicate that the item, a ceramic vase, was removed 
from a grave located one mile south of the site of Payupki, on the Hopi 
Reservation.
    Voth's description of the provenience reasonably shows that the 
vase was removed from a grave. The item is affiliated with the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona based on academic literature, oral traditional 
information, and consultation with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. 
(According to the notes of Charles Owen, a contemporary of Voth and an 
archeologist employed by the Field Museum, the site of Payupki was 
founded in 1680 by people from the ``Rio Grande district.'' Based on 
academic literature and oral traditional information, these people were 
the ancestors of the Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico. Although they lived 
at Payupki for a few generations, they subsequently returned to their 
place of origin.)

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 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 is 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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

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 Helen Robbins, Director of Repatriation, The 
Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone 
(312) 665-7317, email [email protected], by January 10, 2022. 
After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer 
of control of the unassociated funerary object 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.
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