FR Doc E8-23696[Federal Register: October 7, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
[Page 58619-58620]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
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 Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the culturally affiliated groups listed in a 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items published in the Federal 
Register of July 30, 2007 (FR Doc. E7-14578, pages 41522-41524), by the 
addition of the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. After 
publication of the notice, additional evidence derived from historical 
information and further consultations with the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, led to this revised finding of cultural affiliation. Based 
on the additional evidence, officials of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology have found that there is a relationship of 
shared group identity between the Delaware people (from Middle Woodland 
through Historic period) and the Munsee Delaware people who are 
represented by the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Descendants 
of the Delaware people are represented by the Cherokee Nation, 
Oklahoma, on behalf of the Delaware Tribe of Indians; Delaware Nation, 
Oklahoma; and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register of July 30, 2007 (FR Doc. E7-14578, pages 
41522-41524), paragraph numbers 21and 22 are corrected by substituting 
the following paragraph:
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 39 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 specific burial sites of Native 
American individuals. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
and Ethnology 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 unassociated funerary objects and the 
Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, on behalf of the Delaware Tribe of Indians; 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    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 November 6, 2008. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Cherokee 
Nation, Oklahoma, on behalf of the Delaware Tribe of Indians; Delaware 
Nation, Oklahoma; and Stockbridge Munsee

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Community, Wisconsin may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and Delaware Tribe of Indians, 
a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 10, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-23696 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]

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