Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC, 56438-56439 [2022-19828]

Download as PDF 56438 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Notices www.fws.gov/program/theodoreroosevelt-genius-prize-advisory-council. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Rickabaugh, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at (571) 421–6758, or by email at Stephanie_ Rickabaugh@fws.gov. Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. Individuals outside the United States should use the relay services offered within their country to make international calls to the point-ofcontact in the United States. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council was established by the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, March 12, 2019 (Pub. L. 116–9); the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, October 30, 2020 (Pub. 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The final agenda and other related meeting information will be posted on the Council’s website at https:// www.fws.gov/program/theodoreroosevelt-genius-prize-advisory-council. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Input If you wish to provide oral public comment or provide a written comment for the Council to consider, contact the Council’s Designated Federal Officer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than Thursday, September 29, 2022. Depending on the number of people who want to comment and the time available, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited. Interested parties should contact the Designated Federal Officer, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 in writing (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION for placement on the public speaker list for this meeting. Requests to address the Council during the meeting will be accommodated in the order the requests are received. 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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. Paul Rauch, Assistant Director, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2022–19822 Filed 9–13–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P 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 FBI. 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 FBI at the address in this notice by October 14, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (202) 324–5525, email artifacts@ic.fbi.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 a cultural item under the control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, that meets the definition of a sacred 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 items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR History and Description of the Cultural Item National Park Service At an unknown date, one cultural item was acquired and transported to the east coast of the United States, where it became part of a private collection of Native American antiquities, art, and cultural heritage. In the spring of 2018, this item was seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. Following multiple consultations with representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, this item, a ‘‘bear mask,’’ was determined to be culturally affiliated with the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota and identified as a sacred object. [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034496; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 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 a sacred object. Lineal descendants or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Notices Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one cultural item is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred object and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. 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 the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (202) 324–5525, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by October 14, 2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred object to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may proceed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: September 1, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034497; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC Determinations National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation has completed 18:31 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 On unknown dates, human remains representing, at minimum, 138 individuals were removed from unknown locations in South Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona, and Indiana. The human remains were unearthed by Indiana ‘‘collector’’ Don Miller and made part of his private collection of Native American antiquities and cultural heritage. In 2018, the human remains were seized as part of an FBI Investigation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The states from which the human remains in this notice were removed are, collectively, the aboriginal lands of one or more Indian Tribes. The following information was used to identify the aboriginal land: a final judgment of the Indian Claims Commission or the United States Court of Claims, a treaty, an Act of Congress, or an Executive Order. BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Description Aboriginal Land [FR Doc. 2022–19828 Filed 9–13–22; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any Indian Tribe. The human remains were removed from unknown locations in the United States. DATES: Disposition of the human remains in this notice may occur on or after October 14, 2022. ADDRESSES: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (202) 324–5525, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA. The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Additional information on the determinations in this notice, including the results of consultation, can be found in the inventory or related records held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has determined that: • The human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 138 individuals of Native American ancestry. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56439 • No relationship of shared group identity can be reasonably traced between the human remains and any Indian Tribe. • The human remains described in this notice were removed from the aboriginal land of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Shawnee Tribe; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Requests for Disposition Written requests for disposition of the human remains in this notice must be sent to the Responsible Official identified in ADDRESSES. Requests for disposition may be submitted by: 1. Any one or more of the Indian Tribes identified in this notice. 2. Any lineal descendant, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who shows, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the requestor is a lineal descendant or a culturally affiliated Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization, or who shows that the requestor is an aboriginal land Indian Tribe. Disposition of the human remains described in this notice to a requestor may occur on or after October 14, 2022. If competing requests for disposition are received, the Federal Bureau of Investigation must determine the most appropriate requestor prior to E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 14, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-19828]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0034496; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 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 a sacred 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 FBI. 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 FBI at the address in this 
notice by October 14, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI 
Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton 
IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20535, telephone (202) 324-5525, 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, that 
meets the definition of a sacred 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 items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Item

    At an unknown date, one cultural item was acquired and transported 
to the east coast of the United States, where it became part of a 
private collection of Native American antiquities, art, and cultural 
heritage. In the spring of 2018, this item was seized by the FBI as 
part of a criminal investigation. Following multiple consultations with 
representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota, this item, a ``bear mask,'' was determined 
to be culturally affiliated with the Three Affiliated Tribes of the 
Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota and identified as a sacred 
object.

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Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one cultural item is 
a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American 
religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American 
religions by their present-day adherents.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred 
object and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

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 the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI 
Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton 
IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20535, telephone (202) 324-5525, email [email protected], by October 
14, 2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come 
forward, transfer of control of the sacred object to the Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may 
proceed.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying 
the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North 
Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 1, 2022.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2022-19828 Filed 9-13-22; 8:45 am]
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