[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 46114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18949]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10777; 2200-1100-665]


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. 3003, 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 cultural affiliation of the cultural items 
listed in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate (NIR) published in the 
Federal Register (73 FR 58619-58620, October 7, 2008), which itself 
corrected an earlier NIR published in the Federal Register (72 FR 
41522-41524, July 30, 2007). After publication of the notices cited 
above and prior to any transfer of control of the cultural items, the 
Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma regained recognition as an Indian 
entity eligible for the special programs and services provided by the 
United States to Indians because of their status as Indians (74 FR 
40218-40219, August 11, 2009). Consequently, the Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma is an Indian tribe under NAGPRA (25 U.S.C. 3001(7)). 
Based on the restoration of Federal recognition, officials of the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that there 
is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably 
traced between the Delaware people (from Middle Woodland through 
Historic period) and the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register (73 FR 58619-58620, October 7, 2008), 
paragraph five, sentence two is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:
    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 Delaware Nation, 
Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge 
Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register (73 FR 58619-58620, October 7, 2008), 
paragraph six is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    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 September 4, 
2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Delaware 
Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and the 
Stockbridge Munsee 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; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 5, 2012.
Mariah Soriano,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-18949 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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