National Park Service April 8, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Findings Related to the Identity of Cultural Items in the Possession of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Document Number: 2010-7936
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) was established by section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA; 25 U.S.C. 3006), and is an advisory body governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 App. U.S.C. 1-16). At its October 30-31, 2009, public meeting in Sarasota, FL, the Review Committee, acting pursuant to its statutory responsibility (25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(3)), reviewed the record and made findings of fact related to the identity of 45 cultural items in the possession of the American Museum of Natural History at the request of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the White Mountain Apache Tribe, acting through the Western Apache NAGPRA Working Group. The Review Committee found that each of the 45 cultural items was both a ``sacred object'' (25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), 43 CFR 10.2(d)(3)) and ``cultural patrimony'' (25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), 43 CFR 10.2(d)(4)).