FR Doc 2010-15602[Federal Register: June 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 123)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & 
Science Center, Rochester, NY

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 cultural items in the possession of the Rochester Museum 
& Science Center, Rochester, NY, 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.
    Between 1935 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration/Indian 
Arts Project paid members of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation to create a 
variety of ethnographic objects. This project was directed by Arthur C. 
Parker, director, Rochester Museum of Arts & Science (now Rochester 
Museum & Science Center), with the intent of both giving employment to 
the Seneca people and building a collection for the museum. In total 
there are 306 medicine faces described in this Notice.
    The following 184 large wooden medicine faces were created under 
the auspices of that project:
    On June 1, 1935, the museum acquired one large wooden medicine face 
(AE 3163/35.267.5) made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda Reservation, 
that measures 10 3/4" x 6 7/8".
    Between May 15 and June 8, 1936, the museum acquired five large 
wooden medicine faces made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda Reservation. 
The first (AE 5123/36.378.1) measures 10 3/4" x 7". The second (AE 
5034/36.378.2) is made of whitewood and measures 10 1/2" x 7". The 
third (AE 4858/36.378.3) measures 10 3/8" x 7". The fourth (AE5126/
36.378.4) is made of cucumber wood and measures 10" x 6 1/2". The 
fifth (AE 4859/36.378.5) measures 11" x 7".
    Between March 29 and October 13, 1937, the museum acquired seven 
large wooden medicine faces made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda 
Reservation. The first face (AE 5825/37.496.1) is made of basswood. The 
second face (AE 5801/37.496.2) measures 10" x 6 1/4". The third face 
(AE 6110/37.496.3) is made of whitewood. The fourth face (AE 5915/
37.496.4) is made of willow. The fifth face (AE 5962/37.496.9) is made 
of basswood and measures 6 1/2" x 10". The sixth face (AE 6290/
37.496.10) is made of pine and is 9" long. The seventh face (AE 6191/
37.496.11) measures 10" x 6 1/2".
    Between February 1 and December 1, 1938, the museum acquired seven 
large wooden medicine faces made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda 
Reservation. The first (AE 6454/38.373.1) is made of basswood and 
measures 9 1/4" x 6 3/4". The second (AE 6952/38.373.2) is a 
whitewood ceremonial face that measures 9 1/8" x 6 1/4". The third 
(AE 6567/38.373.3) is made of basswood and measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". 
The fourth (AE 6453/38.373.4) is made of pine. The fifth (AE 6788/
38.373.6) is made of whitewood. The sixth (AE 6636/38.373.7) measures 
9" x 6". The seventh

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(AE 6785/38.373.10) is made of whitewood.
    Between April 1, 1939, and January 1, 1940, the museum acquired six 
large wooden medicine faces made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda 
Reservation. The first (AE 7509/39.375.1) measures 9 5/8" x 6 1/4". 
The second (AE 7422/39.375.2) measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". The third (AE 
7515/39.375.3) is made of whitewood and measures 9 1/2" x 5 1/2". The 
fourth (AE 7705/39.375.4) and fifth (AE 7704/40.465.5) are large wooden 
faces. The sixth (AE 7698/39.375.5) is made of basswood.
    Between January 1 and December 18, 1940, the museum acquired six 
medicine faces made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda Reservation. Three 
are large wooden faces (AE 8278/40.465.2, AE 8277/40.465.3, and AE 
7706/40.465.4). Three are large basswood faces (AE 8281/40.465.6, AE 
8089/40.465.7, and AE 8273/40.465.8).
    On June 1, 1941, the museum acquired one large basswood medicine 
face (AE 8351/41.255.1) made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    On July 1, 1940, the museum acquired two large basswood medicine 
faces (AE 8086/40.464.1 and AE 8088/40.464.17) made by Ira Charles, 
Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between July 18 and August 5, 1935, the museum acquired three large 
wooden medicine faces made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. 
The first face (AE 3227/35.271.8) measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2". The 
second (AE 3230/35.271.11) measures 10 3/4" x 6 3/4". The third (AE 
3408/35.271.13) measures 9 3/8" long.
    On May 15, 1936, the museum acquired five medicine faces made by 
William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first (AE 4810/36.379.10) is 
a large wooden face. The second (AE 4811/36.379.12) is made of willow 
wood. The third (AE 4814/35.271.22) is made of cucumber wood. The 
fourth (AE 4815/35.271.23) is a large wooden face made of basswood that 
measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/4". The fifth (AE 4861/36.379.11) is a wooden 
face that measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/2".
    In June 1936, the museum acquired eight large wooden medicine faces 
made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first face is made 
of whitewood (AE 5121/36.379.1) and measures 11" x 6 1/2". The second 
face is made of whitewood (AE 5127/36.379.2) and measures 10 1/2" x 6 
1/2". The third face is made of whitewood (AE 5125/36.379.15) and 
measures 11" x 6 1/4". The fourth face is made of whitewood (AE 5044/
36.379.19) and measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/4". The fifth face is made of 
whitewood (AE 5124/36.379.14). The sixth face (AE 5014/36.379.18) is 
made of basswood. The seventh face (AE 5128/36.379.17) is made of 
cucumber wood and measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/2". The eighth (AE 5035/
35.271.24) is a large wooden face.
    On December 9, 1936, the museum acquired two large whitewood 
medicine faces made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
face (AE 5480/36.379.5) measures 11" x 6 1/4". The second face (AE 
5486/36.379.6) measures 9 1/2" x 6".
    On October 1, 1938, the museum acquired one large wooden medicine 
face (AE 6696/38.374.7) made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation, 
that measures 8 3/4" x 6 3/4".
    On May 1, 1939, the museum acquired seven large wooden medicine 
faces made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first face is 
made of whitewood (AE 7328/39.376.26) and measures 10" x 5 3/4". The 
second face is made of whitewood (AE 7329/39.376.25) and measures 9 1/
2" x 5 1/2". The third face is made of whitewood (AE 7330/39.376.23) 
and measures 10" x 6". The fourth face is made of whitewood (AE 7333/
39.376.22). The fifth face is made of basswood (AE 7331/39.376.27) and 
measures 10" long. The sixth face is made of basswood (AE 7332/
39.376.24) and measures 9 1/2" x 6". The seventh face is made of 
basswood (AE 7415/39.376.13).
    On October 1, 1939, the museum acquired four medicine faces made by 
William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first (AE 7520/38.374.2) is 
a large basswood face that measures 10" x 6 1/4". The second (AE 
7522/38.374.9) is made of whitewood and measures 10" x 5 1/2". The 
third (AE 7511/38.374.8) is a large face made of whitewood. The fourth 
(AE 7514/39.376.2) is a large wooden face.
    On November 1, 1939, the museum acquired five medicine faces made 
by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. Two are large wooden faces 
(AE 7554/39.376.3 and AE 7555/39.376.4). Two (AE 7556/39.376.14 and AE 
7557/39.376.5) are made of basswood. The fifth (AE 7558/39.376.12) is 
made of whitewood.
    On March 11, 1940, the museum acquired one large basswood medicine 
face (AE 7997/40.466.12) made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation.
    In April 1940, the museum acquired two large wooden medicine faces 
made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first medicine face 
(AE 7995/40.466.25) is a made of basswood. The second face (AE 7998/
40.466.1) is made of whitewood.
    On May 1, 1940, the museum acquired seven large wooden medicine 
faces made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. Three (AE 7990/
39.376.19, AE 7991/40.466.2, and AE 7993/39.376.16) are made of 
whitewood. The remaining four (AE 7992/39.376.20, AE 7994/39.376.18, AE 
7996/39.376.21, and AE 7999/39.376.17) are made of basswood.
    In June 1940, the museum acquired three large wooden faces made by 
William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. Two (AE 8034/40.466.24 and AE 
8035/39.376.15) are made of basswood. The third (AE 8255/40.466.23) is 
made of basswood.
    In July 1940, the museum acquired four large basswood faces (AE 
8036/40.466.19, AE 8037/40.466.21, AE 8256/40.466.22, and AE 8260/
40.466.20) made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation.
    In August 1940, the museum acquired three large basswood medicine 
faces (AE 8059/40.466.4, AE 8258/40.466.5, and AE 8259/40.466.3) made 
by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation.
    In November 1940, the museum acquired two large basswood medicine 
faces (AE 8279/40.466.26 and AE 8280/40.466.27) made by William Gordon, 
Tonawanda Reservation.
    In December 1940, the museum acquired two large medicine faces made 
by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. One (AE 8270/40.466.6) is 
made of an unidentified wood. The second (AE 8267/40.466.8) is made of 
basswood.
    Between January 7 and March 3, 1941, the museum acquired four large 
wooden medicine faces (AE 8272/41.256.1, AE 8274/41.256.5, AE 8275/
41.256.2, and AE 8276/41.256.4) made by William Gordon, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    Between June 1 and July 1, 1941, the museum acquired five large 
basswood medicine faces (AE 8346/41.256.3, AE 8347/40.483.5, AE 8350/
40.466.7, AE 8367/41.256.6, and AE 8368/41.256.7) made by William 
Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between February 1 and October 21, 1935, the museum acquired six 
large wooden medicine faces made by Harrison Ground, Tonawanda 
Reservation. The first (AE 2684/35.273.29) measures 9 3/4" x 7". The 
second (AE 3288/35.273.30) measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2". The third (AE 
3289/35.273.31) measures 10" x 5 3/4". The fourth (AE 3290/35.273.32) 
measures 9" x 6 1/2". The fifth (AE 4026/35.273.35) and sixth (AE 
4211/35.273.43) are described as large.

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    On September 12, 1935, the museum acquired two large wooden 
medicine faces. The first (AE 3607/35.273.33) was by Harrison Ground, 
Tonawanda Reservation, and has brass eyes made by Cephas Hill, 
Tonawanda Reservation. The second (AE 3617/35.273.34) was made by 
Harrison Ground and Robert Tahamont, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between February 10 and October 23, 1936, the museum acquired four 
medicine faces made by Harrison Ground, Tonawanda Reservation. The 
first (AE 4029/35.273.36) is a large basswood face that measures 9 1/
2" x 6 1/4". The second (AE 4428/35.273.44) measures 11" x 6 1/4". 
The third (AE 4430/36.380.30) measures 6 3/8" x 4". The fourth (AE 
4601/36.380.20) measures 6 3/8" x 4 1/8".
    On March 1, 1938, the museum acquired one large hemlock medicine 
face (AE 6804/38.376.2) made by Cephas Hill, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On October 1, 1939, the museum acquired one large wooden medicine 
face (AE 7518/39.378.2) made by Cephas Hill, Tonawanda Reservation. The 
face is made of whitewood and measures 8 3/4" x 5 1/2".
    Between October 1 and December 1, 1938, the museum acquired two 
large wooden medicine faces made by Jesse Hill, Tonawanda Reservation. 
The first (AE 6697/38.377.11) measures 9 1/2" x 6". The second (AE 
6783/38.377.12) is made of whitewood and measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/8".
    Between February 1 and May 1, 1935, the museum acquired two 
medicine faces made by Everett Parker, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 2739/37.307.51) measures 10" x 7". The second (AE 3000/35.37.53) 
is a large wooden face.
    Between February 10 and December 9, 1936, the museum acquired two 
medicine faces made by Everett Parker, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 4429/35.307.55) is a large wooden face that measures 10" x 6 1/
2". The second (AE 5479/36.390.8) is a large wooden face made of 
whitewood that measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/2".
    Between March 29 and May 18, 1937, the museum acquired three wooden 
medicine faces made by Everett Parker, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 5800/37.505.5) is a large basswood face that measures 10" x 7". 
The second (AE 5913/37.505.1) and third (AE 5914/37.505.17) are large 
wooden faces made of willow.
    Between April 1 and December 1, 1938, the museum acquired four 
medicine faces made by Everett Parker, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 6568/38.383.5) is a large wooden face that measures 10" x 6 1/2". 
The second (AE 6730/38.383.6) is a large whitewood face that measures 
10 1/4" x 6 3/4". The third (AE 6731/38.383.33) is a large basswood 
face. The fourth (AE 6782/38.383.30) is a large wooden face that 
measures 10" x 6".
    On February 1, 1939, the museum acquired one medicine face (AE 
6843/38.383.29) made by Everett Parker, Tonawanda Reservation, that 
measures 9 3/4" x 5 5/8".
    Between March 1 and June 30, 1937, the museum acquired six medicine 
faces made by Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation. The first (AE 
5699/37.508.55) and second (AE 5701/37.508.19) are large basswood 
faces. The third (AE 5802/37.508.23) is a large wooden face that 
measures 10 1/4" x 7". The fourth (AE 5960/37.508.42) is a large 
wooden face made of willow that measures 10" x 6 1/2". The fifth (AE 
5961/37.508.52) is a large wooden face made of white pine that measures 
6" x 9". The sixth (AE 6074/37.508.25) is a wooden face that measures 
6" x 4" that is accompanied by a small buckskin bag.
    On December 1, 1938, the museum acquired one basswood medicine face 
(AE 6779/38.385.26) made by Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation, 
that measures 9 3/4" x 6".
    On October 1, 1939, the museum acquired four medicine faces made by 
Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation. The first (AE 7510/38.385.3) is 
a large face that measures 9" x 6". The second (AE 7512/39.389.37) is 
a large wooden face that measures 9 1/4" x 6". The third (AE 7517/
39.389.39) is a large wooden face made of whitewood that measures 9 1/
2" x 5 3/4". The fourth (AE 7521/39.389.1) is a large wooden face.
    Between January 1 and September 18, 1940, the museum acquired four 
medicine faces made by Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation. The 
first (AE 7699/39.389.7) is a large wooden face made of whitewood that 
measures 9 3/8" x 6". The second (AE 7833/40.475.6) is a large wooden 
face made of whitewood that measures 9 1/4" x 6". The third (AE 7897/
40.475.7) is a large wooden face made of whitewood. The fourth (AE 
8268/39.389.40) is a large wooden face made of pinewood.
    On November 18, 1935, the museum acquired one medicine face (AE 
4213/35.327.17) made by Kidd Smith, Tonawanda Reservation. It is a 
large wooden face that measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4".
    Between March 1 and October 23, 1935, the museum acquired 13 
medicine faces made by Elon Webster, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 2685/35.338.11) is a large wooden face that measures 9 3/8" x 6". 
The second (AE 2737/35.338.12) is a large wooden face that measures 9" 
x 6". The third (AE 2738/35.338.13) is a large wooden face that 
measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/2". The fourth (AE 3226/35.338.14) is a large 
wooden face that measures 9 1/2" x 5 1/2". The fifth (AE 3440/
35.338.15) is a large wooden face made of basswood that measures 10 1/
2" x 6 1/4". The sixth (AE 3443/35.338.16) is a large wooden face. 
The seventh (AE 3625/35.338.17) is a large cucumber wood face. The 

eighth (AE 3626/35.338.18) is a large wooden face that measures 10" x 
6". The ninth (AE 3628/35.338.19) is a large wooden face that measures 
13 3/4" x 6 1/2". The tenth (AE 3629/35.338.20) is a large wooden 
face. The eleventh (AE 4024/35.338.21) is a large wooden face that 
measures 11" x 7". The twelfth (AE 4028/35.338.22) is a large wooden 
face that measures 10 3/4" x 6 3/4". The thirteenth (AE 4030/
35.338.23) is a large wooden face that measures 10" x 6 1/4" and is 
described as ``made by a member of the False Face Company."
    Between April 13 and May 15, 1936, the museum acquired five 
medicine faces made by Elon Webster, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 4567/36.409.19) is a large wooden face that measures 10 1/2" x 6 
1/4". The second (AE 4599/36.409.9) is a large wooden face that 
measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/4". The third (AE 4633/36.409.6) is a large 
wooden face made of whitewood that measures 10 1/2" x 6 1/4". The 
fourth (AE 4812/36.409.29) is a large wooden face made of cucumber wood 
that measures 10" x 6 1/4". The fifth (AE 4813/36.409.13) is a large 
wooden face made of whitewood that measures 10 3/4" x 6 1/4".
    On March 31, 1937, the museum acquired one large wooden medicine 
face (AE 5700/37.522.8) made of willow by Elon Webster, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    On June 1, 1938, the museum acquired one large basswood medicine 
face (AE 6598/38.392.6) made by Elon Webster, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between March 1 and November 1, 1939, the museum acquired nine 
medicine faces made by Elon Webster, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
(AE 6865/38.392.14) is a large basswood face that measures 10 1/4" x 
6". The second (AE 6866/38.392.12) is a large basswood face that 
measures 10" x 6 1/4". The third (AE 6867/38.392.13) is a large 
basswood face that measures 10 5/8" x 6". The fourth (AE 6868/
38.392.10) and fifth (AE 6869/38.392.11) are large basswood faces. The 
sixth (AE 7372/39.374.2) is a large wooden face. The seventh (AE 7516/
39.374.1) is a large basswood face. The eighth (AE 7519/

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39.374.8) is a large basswood face that measures 8 1/2" x 5". The 
ninth (AE 7553/39.374.10) is a large wooden face that measures 10 1/4" 
x 5 3/4".
    Between January 1 and October 1, 1940, the museum acquired six 
medicine faces made by Elon Webster, Tonawanda Reservation. Three faces 
(AE 7513/39.374.5, AE 7701/39.374.9, and AE 7702/39.374.12) are large 
wooden faces made of whitewood. The fourth (AE 7700/39.374.13) is a 
large wooden face. The fifth (AE 7703/40.483.7) and sixth (AE 8090/
39.374.7) are large basswood faces.
    On June 1, 1941, the museum acquired two medicine faces from Elon 
Webster, Tonawanda Reservation. The first (AE 8348/40.466.9) is a large 
wooden face. The second (AE 8349/40.483.6) is a large basswood face.
    The following 109 small medicine faces were also created under the 
auspices of the Works Progress Administration/Indian Arts Project:
    Between January 1 and February 1, 1940, the museum acquired seven 
small medicine faces (AE 7707/40.467.5, AE 7840/40.467.6, AE 8176/
40.467.11, AE 7838/40.467.15, AE 7837/40.467.16, AE 7841/40.467.18, and 
AE 7839/40.467.19) made of woven basswood bark by Harrison Ground, 
Tonawanda Reservation.
    On November 1, 1935, the museum acquired five small deerhorn 
medicine faces (AE 4145a/35.314.47.1, AE 4145b/35.314.47.2, AE 4243a/
35.314.50.1, AE 4243b/35.314.50.2, and AE 4244/35.314.51) made by 
Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On April 1, 1936, the museum acquired four small medicine faces 
made by Ira Mitten, Tonawanda Reservation. One (AE 4679/36.389.59) is 
made of bone. Two (AE 4708/36.389.60 and AE 4709/36.389.61) are made of 
elkhorn. The fourth (AE 4710/36.389.62) is made of cow bone.
    On February 1, 1940, the museum acquired one small elkhorn medicine 
face (AE 4413/36.389.37) made by Ira Mitten, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On March 1, 1940, the museum acquired three small antler medicine 
faces (AE 4538/36.389.56, AE 4539/36.389.57, and AE 4540/36.389.58) 
made by Ira Mitten, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On November 1, 1935, the museum acquired two small stone medicine 
faces (AE 4208/35.314.48 and AE 4236/35.314.49) made by Franklin 
Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On June 1, 1936, the museum acquired two small stone medicine faces 
(AE 5004/35.314.52 and AE 5005/35.314.53) by Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    Between February 1 and April 19, 1936, the museum acquired three 
small wooden medicine faces (AE 2573/35.267.1, AE 2575/35.267.3, and AE 
3011/35.267.4) made by Jesse Cornplanter, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between May 1 and August 1, 1935, the museum acquired three small 
faces made of by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. The first (AE 
3173/35.271.7) and second (AE 3444/35.271.15) are made of wood. The 
third (AE 5522/37.523.31) is made of basswood.
    On October 23, 1935, the museum acquired six small wooden medicine 
faces (AE 4068 (1)/35.273.38.1, AE 4068 (2)/35.273.38.2, AE 4068 (3)/
35.273.38.3, AE 4068 (4)/35.273.38.4, AE 4068 (5)/35.273.38.5, and AE 
4068 (6)/35.273.38.6) made by Harrison Ground, Inez Blackchief, and 
Robert Tahamont, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On October 24, 1935, the museum acquired 20 small wooden medicine 
faces (AE 4067 (1)/35.273.37.1, AE 4067 (2)/35.273.37.2, AE 4067 (3)/
35.273.37.3, AE 4067 (4)/35.273.37.4, AE 4067 (5)/35.273.37.5, AE 4067 
(6)/35.273.37.6, AE 4069 (1)/35.273.39.1, AE 4069 (2)/35.273.39.2, AE 
4069 (3)/35.273.39.3, AE 4069 (4)/35.273.39.4, AE 4069 (5)/35.273.39.5, 
AE 4069 (6)/35.273.39.6, AE 4565a/35.273.45.1, AE 4565b/35.273.45.2, AE 
4565c/35.273.45.3, AE 4565d/35.273.45.4, AE 4565e/35.273.45.5, AE 
4565f/35.273.45.6, AE 4565g/35.273.45.7, and AE 4565h/35.273.45.8) made 
by Harrison Ground, Inez Blackchief, and Robert Tahamont, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    On October 24, 1935, the museum acquired six small cedar medicine 
faces (AE 4070a/35.273.40.1, AE 4070b/35.273.40.2, AE 4070c/
35.273.40.3, AE 4070d/35.273.40.4, AE 4070e/35.273.40.5, and AE 4070f/
35.273.40.6) made by Harrison Ground, Inez Blackchief, and Robert 
Tahamont, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On November 1, 1935, the museum acquired nine small wooden medicine 
faces (AE 4205(1)/35.273.41.1, AE 4205 (3)/35.273.41.3, AE 4205 (5)/
35.273.41.5, AE 4207 (1)/35.273.42.1, AE 4207 (2)/35.273.42.2, AE 4207 
(3)/35.273.42.3, AE 4207 (4)/35.273.42.4, AE 4207 (5)/35.273.42.5, and 
AE 4207 (6)/35.273.42.6) made by Harrison Ground, Inez Blackchief, and 
Robert Tahamont, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between February 22 and March 1, 1935, the museum acquired four 
small wooden medicine faces (AE 2595/35.277.23, AE 2657/35.277.24, AE 
2660/35.277.27, and AE 2661/35.277.28) made by Cephas Hill, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    On June 1, 1936, the museum acquired nine small maple wood medicine 
faces (AE 7373/36.399.7, AE 7374/36.399.8, AE 7375/36.399.9, AE 7376/
36.399.10, AE 7377/36.399.11, AE 7378/36.399.12, AE 7379/36.399.13, AE 
7380/36.399.14, and AE 7381/36.399.15) made by Ernest Smith, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    Between October 1 and December 1, 1939, the museum acquired three 
small maple wood medicine faces (AE 7536/39.392.3, AE 7537/39.392.1, 
and AE 7684/39.392.2) made by Ernest Smith, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On January 1, 1940, the museum acquired one small waxed-lemonwood 
medicine face (AE 7708a/40.477.8.1) made by Ernest Smith, Tonawanda 
Reservation.
    On January 1, 1940, the museum acquired four small wooden medicine 
faces (AE 7708b/40.477.8.2, AE 7708c/40.477.8.3, AE 7708d/40.477.8.4, 
and AE 7708e/40.477.8.5) made by Ernest Smith, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On July 1, 1941, the museum acquired six small maple wood medicine 
faces (AE 8398/40.477.13, AE 8399/40.477.14, AE 8297/40.477.15, AE 
8298/40.477.16, AE 8299/40.477.17, and AE 8300/40.477.18) made by 
Ernest Smith, Tonawanda Reservation.
    On July 17, 1935, the museum acquired one small wooden medicine 
face (AE 3193/35.327.16) made by Kidd Smith, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between April 1 and November 18, 1935, the museum acquired five 
small wooden medicine faces (AE 2741/35.338.27, AE 3194/35.338.26, AE 
3291/35.338.28, AE 4206a/35.338.24, and AE 4206b/35.338.25) made by 
Elon Webster, Tonawanda Reservation.
    Between March 31 and April 12, 1937, the museum acquired three 
small medicine faces made by Franklin Reuben, Tonawanda Reservation. 
The first (AE 5817/37.508.53) is made of basswood. The second (AE 5818/
37.508.17) is made of maple wood. The third (AE 5836/37.508.38) is made 
of applewood.
    On April 1, 1936, the museum acquired two small wooden medicine 
faces (AE 4758/36.406.5 and AE 4759/36.406.6) from an unknown maker on 
the Tonawanda Reservation.
    The following 13 cornhusk medicine faces were also made under the 
auspices of the Works Progress Administration/Indian Arts Project:
    Between July 18 and September 30, 1935, the museum acquired seven 
braided cornhusk medicine faces made by William Gordon, Tonawanda 
Reservation. The first face (AE 3228/35.271.9) measures 13" x 12". 
The second face (AE 3229/35.271.10)

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measures 13" x 12". The third (AE 3371/35.271.12) and sixth faces (AE 
3632/35.271.19) are referred to as large. The fourth face (AE 3619/
35.271.16) measures 14" x 9". The fifth face (AE 3630/35.271.18) 
measures 13" x 10 1/2". The seventh face (AE 3845/35.271.20) measures 
16" x 12".
    Between May 26 and June 1, 1937, the museum acquired two braided 
cornhusk medicine faces made by William Gordon, Tonawanda Reservation. 
The first (AE 5938/37.523.32) measures 13" x 10". The second (AE 
7401/39.376.8) measures 8" x 7".
    On September 12, 1935, the museum acquired one woven cornhusk 
medicine face (AE 3631/35.332.50) made by Robert Tahamont, Tonawanda 
Reservation, that measures 13" x 12 1/2".
    On September 12, 1935, the museum acquired one braided cornhusk 
medicine face (AE 3618/35.307.54) made by Everett Parker, Tonawanda 
Reservation, that measures 13 1/2" x 12".
    On August 1, 1937, the museum acquired two braided cornhusk 
medicine faces made by Julia Black, Tonawanda Reservation. The first 
face (AE 6174/37.493.5) measures 11" x 11". The second face (AE 6175/
37.493.6) measures 11" x 12".
    Tonawanda Seneca Nation traditional religious leaders have 
identified these medicine faces as being needed for the practice of 
traditional Native American religions by present-day adherents. In the 
course of consultations with NAGPRA representatives of the Tonawanda 
Seneca Nation, it was shown that individuals who created a face did not 
have the authority to sell it directly to the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. Museum documentation, supported by oral evidence 
presented during consultation by Tonawanda Seneca Nation NAGPRA 
representatives, indicates that these medicine faces are culturally 
affiliated with the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.
    Officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center have determined, 
that pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 306 cultural items described 
above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native 
American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native 
American religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center have also determined that, pursuant 
to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 306 cultural items described above are 
objects having an 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 
Rochester Museum & Science Center 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 objects/objects of cultural 
patrimony and the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York.
    Representatives of any other Indian Nation or tribe that believes 
itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects/objects of 
cultural patrimony should contact Adele DeRosa, NAGPRA Coordinator/
Collections Manager, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., 
Rochester, NY 14607, telephone (585) 271-4552, ext 302, before July 28, 
2010. Repatriation of the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony 
to the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Rochester Museum & Science Center is responsible for notifying 
the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: June 22, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-15602 Filed 6-25-10; 8:45 am]
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