Notice  of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item in the Possession
          of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska.

          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.

          ACTION:   Notice.
          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is   hereby  given  under  the   Native  American  Graves
          Protection  and  Repatriation  Act  of  1990  of  the  intent  to
          repatriate  a cultural item  in the  possession of  the Anchorage
          Museum of History and Art that meets the definition of "object of
          cultural patrimony" under Section 2 of the act.

          The item  consists of a headdress  in the form of  a wolf's head,
          with a wicker  frame, calico lining, red trade cloth  tongue, and
          cape  with  ermine skins.    The headdress  was purchased  by the
          Museum  in 1983 from Boyd  Didrickson and is designated accession
          number 83.134 in the Museum records.

          Evidence  provided  by the  Yanyeidi  Clan  of the  Taku  Tlingit
          confirms   that   the   headdress  is   of   ongoing  historical,
          traditional, and cultural importance to the clan, and that at the
          time  the headdress was  separated from the Yanyeidi  Clan of the
          Taku Tlingit,  no individual clan  member was considered  to have
          the right to convey it to a non-clan member without clan consent.

          The  Douglas  Indian Association,  an  association  recognized as
          eligible  for the special  programs and services  provided by the
          United  States to Indians because of their status as Indians, has
          petitioned for the repatriation of the headdress on behalf of the
          Yanyeidi  Clan  of the  Taku  Tlingit.    Representatives of  the
          Douglas  Indian  Association,  the  Yanyeidi  Clan  of  the  Taku
          Tlingit, and  the Museum have  determined pursuant  to 25  U.S.C.
          3001  (2) that there  is a relationship of  shared group identity
          which can be reasonably traced between the headdress, the Douglas
          Indian Association,  and the Yanyeidi  Clan of the  Taku Tlingit.
          The Museum has agreed to repatriate the headdress.

          Representatives  of  any  other  Indian  tribe or  Alaska  Native
          village  or corporation  that  believes itself  to  be culturally
          affiliated with this item should contact Patricia B. Wolf, Museum
          Director, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 W. 7th Avenue,
          Anchorage, Alaska  99501, (907) 343-4326, before  August 8, 1994.
          Repatriation of the  item to the  Douglas Indian Association,  on
          behalf of the Yanyeidi Clan of the Taku  Tlingit, may begin after
          that date if no additional claimants come forward.

          Dated:  June 30, 1994



          C. Timothy McKeown
          Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist
          Acting Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR Doc. 94-16457 Filed 7-6-94; 8:45 am]
          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F
          Federal Register/Vol.59, No.129/Thursday,July7,1994/Notices 34862

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