[Federal Register: July 26, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 145)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item in the Possession
of the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

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 a cultural item in the possession of the Milwaukee Public
Museum which meets the definition of ``cultural patrimony'' under
Section 2 of the Act.
    The item is a Parrot Clan mask consisting of wood, hide, cotton
cloth, basketry, and paint.
    During the summer of 1911, Dr. Samuel A. Barrett, Curator of
Anthropology at the Milwaukee Public Museum, collected this mask at
Orayvi, Third Mesa, in Arizona. There is no accession information
concerning the actual acquisition of this mask.
    Authorized representatives of the Hopi Tribe acting on behalf of
the Parrot Clan of Orayvi have identified the mask as an object having
ongoing historical, traditional, and cultural importance central to the
Hopi Tribe. Further, consultation evidence presented by tribal
representatives indicate this mask is the communal property of the
village of Orayvi, and could not have been alienated, appropriated, or
conveyed by any individual. This consultation evidence is further
supported by other written ethnographic documentation regarding this
mask.
    Officials of the Milwaukee Public Museum have determined that,
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), this cultural item has ongoing
historical, traditional, and cultural importance central to the culture
itself, and could not have been alienated, appropriated, or conveyed by
any individual. Officials of the Milwaukee Public Museum 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 Hopi Tribe.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hopi Tribe.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these objects should contact Ann McMullen,
Ph.D., Curator of North American Ethnology, Milwaukee Public Museum,
800 West Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233, telephone (414) 278-2786, fax
(414) 278-6100, before August 26, 1996. Repatriation of these objects
to the Hopi tribe may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.

Dated: July 23, 1996.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Chief, Archeology & Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-19066 Filed 7-25-96; 8:45 am]
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