[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45964-45965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18318]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13367; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department 
of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield 
National Monument, Crow Agency, MT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has 
determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the 
definition of sacred object. Lineal descendants or representatives of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this 
notice that wish to claim the cultural item should submit a written 
request to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. If no 
additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural 
item to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim the cultural item should submit a

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written request with information in support of the claim to Little 
Bighorn Battlefield National Monument at the address in this notice by 
August 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Denice Swanke, Superintendent, Little Bighorn Battlefield 
National Monument, P.O. Box 39, Crow Agency, MT 59022-0039, telephone 
(406) 638-3201, email denice_swanke@nps.gov .

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the 
control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT, that 
meets the definition of sacred object 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 
Superintendent, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

History and Description of the Cultural Item

    In 1951, one cultural item was donated to Custer Battlefield 
National Monument, now known as Little Bighorn Battlefield National 
Monument, by the Rapid City Indian Museum of the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs in Rapid City, SD, which had collected the item from John A. 
Anderson. It is believed that Anderson moved to the Rosebud Reservation 
in 1889 where he worked for the C.P. Jordan Trading Post and as a 
photographer. Later, after Mr. Jordan retired, Anderson became the 
owner/manager of the trading post. Over a span of 45 years, Anderson 
acquired historic objects through trade or purchase that represented 
the life ways of the area people. The one sacred object is a red 
catlinite pipe that originally belonged to, and was used by, the Lakota 
Chief Hollow Horn Bear. The bowl is slightly ornamented with carvings 
toward the stem and the stem is carved at each end.
    Duane Hollow Horn Bear, great-grandson of Chief Hollow Horn Bear, 
is requesting repatriation of the cultural item described above. The 
pipe is needed by Mr. Hollow Horn Bear to continue traditional 
ceremonies. The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Office 
corroborated Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument's 
determination that Duane Hollow Horn Bear is the most appropriate 
recipient under the Rosebud traditional kinship system and common law 
system of descendance.

Determinations Made by Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

    Officials of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one 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.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3005(a)(5)(A), Mr. Duane Hollow Horn 
Bear is the direct lineal descendant of the individual who owned the 
sacred object.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
this cultural item should submit a written request with information in 
support of the claim to Denice Swanke, Superintendent, Little Bighorn 
Battlefield National Monument, P.O. Box 39, Crow Agency, MT 59022-0039, 
telephone (406) 638-3201, email denice_swanke@nps.gov , by August 29, 
2013. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, 
transfer of control of the sacred object to Mr. Hollow Horn Bear may 
proceed.
    Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is responsible for 
notifying the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; 
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, 
Montana; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as 
the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of 
the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of 
the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 
of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Northern Cheyenne Tribe 
of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux 
Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota); Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit 
Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North 
Dakota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: June 20, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-18318 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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