Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI, 1180-1181 [2022-00226]

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[FR Doc. 2022–00139 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Jan 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033205; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology in consultation with the appropriate SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2022 / Notices 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology at the address in this notice by February 9, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicolette B. Meister, Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363–2305, email meistern@ beloit.edu. 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI, 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items Sometime between 1875 and 1889, 26 cultural items were removed from San Nicolas Island in Ventura County, CA. The cultural items were removed by Reverend Stephen Bowers. Bowers made multiple collecting trips to San Nicolas Island, during which he removed thousands of cultural items. He later sold those items to museums and collectors. Between 1880 and 1881, Reverend Bowers owned two newspapers in Wisconsin, one in Clinton and one in Beloit, and they provide the context for his sale of cultural items to the Logan Museum. The 26 unassociated funerary objects are 13 modified shells (965.01; 965.02; 965.03; 965.04; 965.05; 965.06; 965.07; 965.08; 965.09; 965.10; 965.11; 966.01; 966.02), six unmodified shells (1008.01; 1008.02; 1008.03; 1009.01; M.05.0085), two modified shells or bone (907), and five stone pestles (18204; 18205; 18206; 18207; 18208). One pestle (18208) is currently missing from museum collections, but upon being located, it VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Jan 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 will be transferred with the other cultural items listed in this notice. Based on archeological information, a relationship of shared group identity may reasonably be traced between the following Indian Tribes and the people who occupied San Nicolas for at least 10,000 years: La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [previously listed as La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation]; Pala Band of Mission Indians [previously listed as Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California]; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of Rincon Reservation, California; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California. Hereafter, these Indian Tribes are referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ Determinations Made by Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology Officials of Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 26 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 Tribes. 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 Nicolette B. Meister, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363–2305, email meistern@beloit.edu, by February 9, 2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1181 Dated: January 3, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2022–00226 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033210; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Nebraska State Historical Society DBA History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: History Nebraska, 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 sacred 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 History Nebraska. 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 History Nebraska at the address in this notice by February 9, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trisha Nelson, History Nebraska, 1500 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68508–1651, telephone (402) 471–4760, email trisha.nelson@nebraska.gov. 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 History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, that meet the definition of 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0033205; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Beloit College, 
Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of 
Anthropology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of 
control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, 
or Native

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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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of 
Anthropology at the address in this notice by February 9, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicolette B. Meister, Director, Logan 
Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone 
(608) 363-2305, 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI, 
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.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    Sometime between 1875 and 1889, 26 cultural items were removed from 
San Nicolas Island in Ventura County, CA. The cultural items were 
removed by Reverend Stephen Bowers. Bowers made multiple collecting 
trips to San Nicolas Island, during which he removed thousands of 
cultural items. He later sold those items to museums and collectors. 
Between 1880 and 1881, Reverend Bowers owned two newspapers in 
Wisconsin, one in Clinton and one in Beloit, and they provide the 
context for his sale of cultural items to the Logan Museum. The 26 
unassociated funerary objects are 13 modified shells (965.01; 965.02; 
965.03; 965.04; 965.05; 965.06; 965.07; 965.08; 965.09; 965.10; 965.11; 
966.01; 966.02), six unmodified shells (1008.01; 1008.02; 1008.03; 
1009.01; M.05.0085), two modified shells or bone (907), and five stone 
pestles (18204; 18205; 18206; 18207; 18208). One pestle (18208) is 
currently missing from museum collections, but upon being located, it 
will be transferred with the other cultural items listed in this 
notice.
    Based on archeological information, a relationship of shared group 
identity may reasonably be traced between the following Indian Tribes 
and the people who occupied San Nicolas for at least 10,000 years: La 
Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [previously listed as La 
Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation]; 
Pala Band of Mission Indians [previously listed as Pala Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California]; Pauma Band of 
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; 
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, 
California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of Rincon 
Reservation, California; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of 
the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; and the Soboba Band of Luiseno 
Indians, California. Hereafter, these Indian Tribes are referred to as 
``The Tribes.''

Determinations Made by Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology

    Officials of Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 26 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 Tribes.

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 Nicolette B. Meister, Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511, 
telephone (608) 363-2305, email [email protected], by February 9, 
2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, 
transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes 
may proceed.
    Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 3, 2022.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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