[Federal Register: May 10, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 92)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3005 (a)(2), of the intent to
repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Arizona State
Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, which meet the definition of
``object of cultural patrimony'' under Section 2 of the Act.
    The items are a set of San Carlos Apache Gaan material consisting
of four Dilzini Gaan masks, one Clown mask, nine accompanying wands and
one associated bull-roarer. All these items are made of painted wood
and cloth and were acquired by the Museum in 1985. The material to be
repatriated comprises accession number 85-40.
    The cultural affiliation of the items is clearly San Carlos Apache
as documented in museum records and verified by the San Carlos Apache
Tribe. The Tribe has documented that these items have ongoing
traditional and cultural importance to the tribe and could not have
been conveyed by any individual tribal member.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Arizona
State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D),
these cultural items have ongoing historical, traditional, and cultural
importance central to the San Carlos Apache tribe, and could not have
been alienated, appropriated, or conveyed by any individual. Arizona
State Museum officials have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these items and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the San Carlos Apache
Tribe, the Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache Community, the Fort McDowell
Mohave-Apache Community, the Payson Tonto Apache Tribe, and the White
Mountain Apache Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these objects should
contact Jan Bell, Curator of Collections, Arizona State Museum,
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, telephone (520) 621-4609
before June 10, 1996. Repatriation of these objects to the San Carlos
Apache Tribe may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.
Dated: May 1, 1996
Francis P. McManamon
Departmental Consulting Archeologist
Chief, Archeology and Ethnography Program
[FR Doc. 96-11645 Filed 5-9-96; 8:45 am]
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