[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22283-22284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08767]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12675; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, Everglades National Park, 
Homestead, FL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Everglades National Park, 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 Everglades National Park. 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 Everglades National Park at the 
address in this notice by May 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dan Kimball, Superintendent, Everglades National Park, 4001 
State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034, telephone (305) 242-7707, email 
Dan_Kimball@nps.gov.

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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 the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL, 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 
Superintendent, Everglades National Park.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In 1982, two cultural items were removed from the Mosquito Island 
Site in Monroe County, FL. During an authorized survey, human remains 
and associated funerary objects were collected from Mosquito Island. 
The human remains and 41 objects were described in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register in 1996 (61 FR 
8971, March 6, 1996) and were repatriated after the 30 day waiting 
period expired. The two cultural items were mentioned in the March 6, 
1996 Notice of Inventory Completion, but could not be located prior to 
publication and so were not included in the total number of associated 
funerary objects described in the notice. In 2011, the two objects were 
found in National Park Service collections. The two unassociated 
funerary objects are one carbide lamp and one incomplete boat lantern.
    Archeological and ethnographic information indicates that the 
Mosquito Island Site was a Miccosukee campsite during the mid-20th 
century.

Determinations Made by Everglades National Park

    Officials of Everglades National Park have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the two 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 Miccosukee Tribe of Indians.

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 Dan Kimball, Superintendent, Everglades 
National Park, 4001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034, telephone 
(305) 242-7707, email Dan_Kimball@nps.gov by May 15, 2013. After that 
date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control 
of the unassociated funerary objects to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians 
may proceed.
    Everglades National Park is responsible for notifying the 
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 26, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-08767 Filed 4-12-13; 8:45 am]
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