FR Doc 03-6211
[Federal Register: March 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
[Page 12377]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession 
of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, Sec. 7, of 
the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA, 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, Sec. 5 
(d)(3). The determinations within this notice are the sole 
responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has 
control of these cultural items. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    This notice corrects the list of culturally affiliated tribes cited 
in the Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items published on 
October 5, 2001. During consultation following the publication of the 
original notice, the museum determined that the 10 unassociated 
funerary objects described in the notice are culturally affiliated with 
the Onondaga Nation of New York, as well as the Oneida Nation of New 
York and the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register of October 5, 2001, FR Doc. 01-24966, pages 
51065-51066, paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 are corrected by substituting the 
following four paragraphs.
    Museum records clearly indicate that these cultural items were 
removed from specific burials of Native American individuals. Based on 
the archeological materials from the sites, museum documentation, oral 
histories presented by the Cayuga Nation of New York, Oneida Nation of 
New York, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Onondaga Nation of New York, St. 
Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York, Seneca Nation of New York, 
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of 
New York, and Tuscarora Nation of New York, the date of the cultural 
items, and the provenience of these cultural items from areas 
considered to be aboriginal homelands and traditional burial areas of 
the Oneida and the Onondaga, a reasonable link of shared group identity 
may be made between these cultural items and the Oneida Nation of New 
York, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, and Onondaga Nation of New York.
    Based upon the above-mentioned information, officials of the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, 
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(2)(ii), these 10 cultural items 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 specific burial sites of Native American individuals. 
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also have 
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(e), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these 
unassociated funerary objects and the Oneida Nation of New York, Oneida 
Tribe of Wisconsin, and Onondaga Nation of New York.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these unassociated funerary objects 
should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity 
Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, before April 14, 
2003. Repatriation of these unassociated funerary objects to the Oneida 
Nation of New York, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, and Onondaga Nation of 
New York may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Cayuga Nation of New York; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida 
Tribe of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; St. Regis Band of 
Mohawk Indians of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca-Cayuga 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Mohican Indians of 
Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; Tuscarora 
Nation of New York; and the nonfederally recognized Mohawk Nation 
Council of Chiefs.

    Dated: January 31, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.\
[FR Doc. 03-6211 Filed 3-13-03; 8:45 am]

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