[Federal Register: June 4, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 107)]
[Notices]
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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 camas digger made of antler.
    According to museum records, prior to 1905, this cultural item was
recovered ``from a grave'' of the Quinault Indians in the State of
Washington. In 1905, this cultural item was purchased by Grace A.
Nicholson and donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology by Lewis Farlow.
    Based on the specific cultural affiliation described by the
collector, this burial was most likely a Quinault burial from the
historic period.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
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CFR 10.2(d)(2)(ii), this one 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 a Native American individual. Officials of the
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 cultural item and
the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Quinault Tribe of the
Quinault Reservation, Washington. 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 July 5,
2001. Repatriation of this unassociated funerary object to the Quinault
Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: April 6, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-13964 Filed 6-1-01; 8:45 am]
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