FR Doc E7-5974
[Federal Register: April 2, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 62)]
[Notices]               
[Page 15725]
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 a Cultural Item: University of 
Kansas, Lawrence, KS

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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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 a cultural item in the possession of the University of 
Kansas, Lawrence, KS that meets the definitions of "sacred object" 
and "object 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 
item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    The cultural item is a woven basket. The University of Kansas 
acquired the basket from an unknown donor in 1917. Representatives of 
the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California identified the 
cultural item as a ceremonial basket used in the Wo-neek-wo-ley-go 
(Jump Dance). Tribal representatives also indicated that Yurok law 
prohibits the sale of such ceremonial items.
    Officials of the University of Kansas have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the cultural item described above is 
a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American 
religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American 
religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the University 
of Kansas also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), 
the cultural item described above has ongoing historical, traditional, 
or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture 
itself, rather than property owned by an individual. Lastly, officials 
of the University of Kansas have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be 
reasonably traced between the sacred object/object of cultural 
patrimony and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred object/object of cultural 
patrimony should contact Thomas Foor, NAGPRA Coordinator, ARCC, 
University of Kansas, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 5B, 
Lawrence, KS 66045-7500, telephone (785) 766-5476, before May 2, 2007. 
Repatriation of the sacred object/object of cultural patrimony to the 
Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Kansas is responsible for notifying the Yurok 
Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: January 24, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-5974 Filed 3-30-07; 8:45 am]

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