[Federal Register: March 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 58)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item in the Possession
of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
a cultural item in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meets the
definition of ``unassociated funerary object'' under Section 2 of the
Act.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of this
cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the
determinations within this notice.
    The one cultural item is a doll in a wooden coffin.
    In or before 1903, this cultural item was collected in California
by Grace Nicholson with funding from Lewis H. Farlow. The cultural item
was donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Mr.
Farlow in 1903.
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology records indicate that
this cultural item was removed from a ``Klamath Indian'' grave along
the Klamath River, CA. Klamath Indian peoples are represented by the
present-day Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon. Based on the specific
cultural attribution in museum records, the probable 19th-century date
of the burial, geographical location of origin within the historical
territory of the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon, this cultural item is
considered to be affiliated with the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University have determined
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2)(ii), this cultural item is
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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology, Harvard University also have determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can
be reasonably traced between this unassociated funerary object and the
Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Klamath Indian Tribe
of Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with this unassociated funerary
object should contact Barbara Isaac, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
02138, telephone (617) 495-2254, before April 25, 2001. Repatriation of
this unassociated funerary object to the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon
may begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 12, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-7381 Filed 3-23-01; 8:45 am]
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