FR Doc E7-1962
[Federal Register: February 7, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 25)]
[Notices]               
[Page 5744-5745]
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 a Cultural Item: State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
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 a cultural item in the possession of the State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (also known as the Wisconsin 
Historical Society), that meets the definition of ``sacred object'' 
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

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of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the 
cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    The one cultural item is a war bundle and its contents. This war 
bundle was purchased from Little Winneshiek, a member of the Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin, by Albert Green Heath on an unknown date. In 1955, 
the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, purchased 
the Albert Green Heath Collection from Mr. Heath's heirs. The State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin purchased a portion of the Heath 
Collection, including Little Winneshiek's war bundle (SHSW 
1956.8352, Heath 1532), from the Logan Museum in March of 1956.
    During consultation, the Traditional Court of the Ho-Chunk Nation 
of Wisconsin identified Mr. Clayton Winneshiek and Mr. William 
Winneshiek as the lineal descendants of Little Winneshiek, the last 
known keeper of the bundle. The Traditional Court further indicated 
that both Mr. Clayton Winneshiek and Mr. William Winneshiek are both 
members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and practitioners of the 
clan bundle feast. The war bundle will be used by present-day 
practitioners of the clan bundle feast of the Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin.
    Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the one cultural 
item described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by 
traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of 
traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. 
Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the sacred object and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred object should contact Jennifer 
Kolb, Deputy Director, Museum Division, Wisconsin Historical Society, 
30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, 
before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for 
notifying the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Mr. Clayton Winneshiek, and 
Mr. William Winneshiek that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 21, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-1962 Filed 2-6-07; 8:45 am]

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