[Federal Register: December 17, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 242)]
[Page 70727]
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National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the Augusta Richmond County Museum, Augusta, GA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice


    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the August Richmond County Museum,
Augusta, GA which meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary
object'' under Section 2 of the Act.
    The 50 cultural items are white and red porcelain beads.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were donated to the Augusta
Richmond County Museum by Mr. C.E. Storey. Prior to 1932, these
cultural items were bought by Mr. Storey from Mr. T.O. Young. Donor
information indicates these cultural items came from Cayuga, NY.
    Based on appearance and accession information indicating that most
of the material from this donatation came from graves, these cultural
items have been determined to come from a burial during post-contact
times. The Cayuga Nation of New York lived in the area of Cayuga, NY
during the post-contact period.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Augusta
Richmond County Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2)(ii), these 50 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 a specific
burial site of an Native American individual. Officials of the Augusta
Richmond County Museum have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these items and the Cayuga Nation of New
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Cayuga Nation of New
York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these objects should contact Gordon Blaker, Curator, Augusta
Richmond County Museum, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901;
telephone: (706) 722-8454 before January 18, 2000. Repatriation of
these objects to the Cayuga Nation of New York may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: December 7, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-32724 Filed 12-16-99; 8:45 am]

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