[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61781-61782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25048]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11258; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxey Museum, 
Whitman College, Walla Walla, 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 Maxey Museum, Whitman 
College, Walla Walla, 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 Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice removes two of the unassociated funerary objects 
published in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate in the Federal Register 
(77 FR 13622-13622, March 7, 2012). The two objects were not included 
due to a cataloguing error.
    In the Federal Register (77 FR 13622-13622, March 7, 2012), 
paragraph six, sentence two is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The unassociated funerary objects are: 25 stone implements; 3 
pestle fragments; 1 pounding stones; 1 grooved stone; 1 mortar; 2 
pestles; 1 bone awl; and 1 lot of metal beads.

    In the Federal Register (77 FR 13622-13622, March 7, 2012), 
paragraph 11, sentence one is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 35 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 specific burial sites of 
Native American individuals.

Additional Requestors

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Gary Rollefson, Maxey Museum, Whitman College, 345 Boyer 
Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362, telephone (509) 527-4938, before 
November 13, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe, 
Idaho (previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho) (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes''); and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Maxey Museum, Whitman College is responsible for notifying The 
Tribes and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally

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recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-25048 Filed 10-10-12; 8:45 am]
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