[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50091-50092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20061]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13515; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of 
Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this 
notice meet the definition of sacred objects. Lineal descendants or 
representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items 
should submit a written request to the University of Colorado Museum of 
Natural History. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of 
control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the University of Colorado 
Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by September 
16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Jen Shannon, Curator of Cultural Anthropology, University of 
Colorado Museum of Natural History, 218 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0218, 
telephone (303) 492-6276, email jshannon@colorado.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the 
control of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 
Boulder, CO that meet the definition of sacred 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.

History and Description of the Cultural Item(s)

    Beginning in 1926, Reverend Harold Case acquired everyday objects 
as well as traditional, religious, and ceremonial items, through gifts, 
purchases, and items left for collateral by Mandan, Hidatsa, and 
Arikara individuals living on and near the Fort Berthold Reservation. 
In 1983, over 300 items from the Case collection were donated to the 
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. After extensive 
consultation, official representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes 
of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota submitted a repatriation 
claim for five items. The five sacred objects are pipes. The pipe 
represented by catalog number 33032 is comprised of a red pipestone 
bowl with a lead inlay and wood stem, which is decorated with black 
banding. The pipe represented by catalog number 33035 is comprised of a 
red pipestone bowl and stem, which are joined by a wooden connector. 
The pipe represented by catalog number 33043 is comprised of a red 
pipestone bowl and wood stem. The pipe represented by catalog number 
33047 is comprised of a black pipestone bowl and wood stem, which is 
decorated with red, white and blue quillwork, as well as red and yellow 
ribbons. The pipe represented by catalog number 33049 is comprised of a 
black pipestone bowl and wood stem, which is decorated with knobby 
protrusions and a black amorphous pattern.
    The provenance of the pipes supports cultural affiliation to the 
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, 
which is comprised of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara peoples. Historic 
evidence provided during consultation also supports cultural 
affiliation with the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

Determinations Made by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural 
History

    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the five cultural items 
described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional 
Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional 
Native American religions by their present-day adherents.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred 
objects and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

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Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Jen Shannon, Curator of Cultural 
Anthropology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 218 
UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0218, telephone (303) 492-6276, email 
jshannon@colorado.edu, by September 16, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
sacred objects to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota may proceed.
    The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is responsible 
for notifying the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 18, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-20061 Filed 8-15-13; 8:45 am]
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