[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28067-28068]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11861]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Field Museum of 
Natural History, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Field Museum of 
Natural History (Field Museum), 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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not

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responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    The three cultural items are one rolled copper tube or bead and two 
copper pendants. In 1900, Walter Wyman sold the items to the Field 
Museum of Natural History. The items were accessioned into the 
collections of the Field Museum of Natural History that same year.
    According to Field Museum of Natural History records, the three 
items were removed from a Columbia River mound, Umatilla County, OR. 
The rolled copper tube or bead (Field Museum catalog number 68156) 
measures 4.8 cm x 1.0 cm. One copper pendant is oblong with a hole at 
one end (Field Museum catalog number 68165) and measures 7.0 cm x 4.9 
cm. The other copper pendant (Field Museum catalog number 68167) is 
oblong with a hole at one end and measures 7.4 cm x 2.9 cm.
    The three cultural items have been identified as Native American 
through museum records, scholarly publications, and consultation 
information provided by representatives of the Confederated Tribes of 
the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm 
Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum 
Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group.
    Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), that the three 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 
a 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. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History 
also have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the unassociated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes 
of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural 
History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 
665-7317, before June 13, 2011. Repatriation of the unassociated 
funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated 
Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of 
the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the 
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of 
the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum 
Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-11861 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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