Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 70519-70520 [2021-26784]

Download as PDF 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 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

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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 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.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, 
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 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.

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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.

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 [email protected], by January 10, 2022. 
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]
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