FR Doc E7-5977
[Federal Register: April 2, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 62)]
[Notices]               
[Page 15723-15724]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Southwest Museum 
of the American Indian, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA; 
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. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Southwest Museum 
of the American Indian, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA, that 
meet the definitions of ``sacred objects'' and ``objects of cultural 
patrimony'' 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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects a previously published Notice of Intent to 
Repatriate by increasing the number of cultural items listed from 55 to 
56 cultural items, as the original notice omitted one Dilzini Gaan 
headdress.
    In the Federal Register of November 2, 2006, (FR Doc E6-18509, 
pages 64559-64561), the following corrections are made -
    The third paragraph is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    The 56 cultural items are 42 pieces of Dilzini Gaan dance material, 
7 Dilzini Gaan headdresses, 2 Dilzini Gaan dance wands, 2 crosses, 1 
shirt, 1 medicine bundle, and 1 cap.
    Paragraphs 9 and 10 are corrected by substituting the following 
paragraphs:
    On December 3, 1935, the Southwest Museum purchased four Dilzini 
Gaan headdresses from Ms. Bonnie Gray of Burbank, CA, with money 
provided by the General Charles McCormack Reeve Fund. According to 
correspondence found in the museum records, Ms. Gray and a companion 
unearthed the masks in Arizona from the floor of a deserted Apache 
cabin during the middle of the night. Museum records identify all four 
headdresses as Apache "Devil Dance" material.
    The first of the four Dilzini Gaan headdresses is made of wooden 
slats tied together with sinew arranged in a fan shape measuring 
approximately 31 inches wide and 35 inches high. The slats are 
decorated with small mirrors and red, black, blue and yellow painted 
zigzags, arrows, birds, and geometric designs. A black cloth mask is 
attached to the frame with two slits made for the wearer's eyes. The 
second Dilzini Gaan headdress is made of wooden slats tied together 
with sinew arranged in a fan shape measuring approximately 30.5 inches 
wide and 36 inches high. Blue, red-orange, black, purple, green, and 
yellow triangles, diamonds, circles, and other geometric shapes have 
been painted on both sides of the wooden slats. The third Dilzini Gaan 
headdress is made of long wooden slats divided into three groups and 
connected by smaller wooden slats to create a fan shaped arc tied 
together with sinew. It measures approximately 26 inches wide and 40 
inches high. Red, yellow, blue, purple, and green diamonds, scallops, 
triangles, and dots have been painted on both sides of the slats. 
Mirrors adhere to the longer slats and one mirror appears to be 
missing. Two tassels made of four slender yellow wooden rods are 
attached to the laterally projecting slats. There is no mask for the 
headdress. The fourth Dilzini Gaan headdress is made of wooden slats 
tied together with sinew arranged into three points. The headdress 
measures approximately 17 inches wide and 18 inches high, is decorated 
with black, red, and purple chevrons and black dots on one side, and is 
decorated with black, green, red, and purple dots on the opposite side.
    Paragraphs 20 to 23 are also corrected by substituting the 
following:
    Consultation and physical inspection of the cultural items 
described above by knowledgeable Western Apache traditional cultural 
authorities of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona have 
identified the cultural items as culturally affiliated with Western 
Apache Indian tribes. According to the traditional cultural 
authorities, the cultural items have ongoing historical, traditional, 
and cultural importance to the Western Apache, and today, must be 
returned to the tribes representing the Western Apache to fully 
complete the ceremonial cycle into which they were

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introduced; as such, the cultural items are objects of cultural 
patrimony.
    According to Western Apache traditional cultural authorities, the 
56 cultural items are made and handled according to instructions 
received from the Creator. The Creator is the only One who has the 
right to possess the cultural items after their use by humans. The 
cultural items must be put away properly to return them to the Creator; 
as such, the cultural items are sacred objects. The Western Apache are 
represented today by the federally recognized San Carlos Apache Tribe 
of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; 
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; 
and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, 
Arizona. These four tribes are members of the Western Apache NAGPRA 
Working Group.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the objects of cultural patrimony/sacred 
objects should contact Dr. Duane H. King, Executive Director, or LaLena 
Lewark, Senior NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwest Museum of the American 
Indian, Autry National Center, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065, 
telephone (323) 221-2164 extension 241, before May 2, 2007. 
Repatriation of the objects of cultural patrimony/sacred objects to the 
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache 
Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde 
Indian Reservation, Arizona may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Southwest Museum is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, 
New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; 
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp 
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 14, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-5977 Filed 3-30-07; 8:45 am]

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