[Federal Register: March 15, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
[Page 14056-14057]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: 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, 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(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 responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the total number of unassociated funerary 
objects from four to five described in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate 
Cultural Items (72 FR 48677-48678, August 24, 2007). Since publication, 
an additional funerary object was found for one of the two sites in the 
notice.
    In the Federal Register (72 FR 48677-48678, August 24, 2007), 
paragraph three is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    The five cultural items are three brass sheet fragments, one lot of 
elk teeth pendants and white discoidal beads, and one vial of shell and 
glass bead fragments.
    Paragraph four is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    In 1903, four cultural items were recovered from the Silverheels 
site in Brant, Erie County, NY, during a Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
and Ethnology expedition led by M. R. Harrington and A. C. Parker. 
Museum documentation indicates that the cultural items were interred 
with human remains. The human remains that were originally associated 
with these items were published in the Federal Register in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion (66 FR 51060-51062, October 5, 2001), and have 
since been transferred to the culturally affiliated groups. Therefore, 
the cultural items are now unassociated funerary

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objects. The four unassociated funerary objects are three brass sheet 
fragments and one lot of elk teeth pendants and white discoidal beads.
    Paragraph nine is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), that the five 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 
Native American individuals. Officials of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology also have determined, pursuant to 24 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 
Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of 
Indians of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New 
York; Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New 
York; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; and Tuscarora 
Nation of New York (hereinafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the 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, 2011. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-5867 Filed 3-14-11; 8:45 am]
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