FR Doc E9-12258[Federal Register: May 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 100)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maryhill Museum of 
Art, Goldendale, WA; 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 Maryhill Museum 
of Art, Goldendale, WA, that meet the definition of "unassociated 
funerary objects" 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 Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural 
Items published in the Federal Register (73 FR 16902, March 31, 2008) 
by including the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, 
Washington, and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group.
    In the Federal Register (73 FR 16902, March 31, 2008), paragraph 
numbers 6 - 7 are corrected by substituting the following:
    Officials of the Maryhill Museum of Art have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the two cultural items described 
above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual. Officials of the Maryhill Museum of Art also 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 unassociated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes 
of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, and Confederated Tribes and 
Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Furthermore, officials of the 
Maryhill Museum of Art have determined that there is a cultural 
relationship between the unassociated funerary objects and the Wanapum 
Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director, Maryhill Museum of Art, 
35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620, telephone (509) 773-
3733, before June 26, 2009. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary 
objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and the 
Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, are jointly 
claiming the unassociated funerary objects.
    The Maryhill Museum of Art is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and the 
Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: April 15, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-12258 Filed 5-26-09; 8:45 am]

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