[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 59968]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23819]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13725; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and Arizona 
State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
and Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, have 
determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the 
definition of a sacred object. Lineal descendants or representatives of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this 
notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written 
request to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control 
of the cultural items 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 this cultural item should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address in this notice by 
October 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343, email 
Anna.Pardo@bia.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, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Arizona 
State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 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 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Item

    At an unknown date in 1972 or 1973, one cultural item was removed 
from a site near Cave Spring, northwest of Shungopavi Village on Second 
Mesa, AZ. A frequent visitor to the Hopi Reservation removed this item 
and gave it away as a wedding present. The recipient of this item 
donated it to the Arizona State Museum in February 2008. The one sacred 
object is a bowl, identified by staff at the Arizona State Museum as 
Tusayan White Ware, and probably Flagstaff Black-on-white, a 
prehistoric pottery type, which dates to approximately A.D. 1200.
    This item appears to be Hopi by virtue of the circumstances of its 
acquisition, and through identification by Hopi cultural specialists. 
This object is regarded as a sacred object and used by the Hopi as a 
cleansing medicine bowl for the practice of the Hopi ceremonies, 
including the Katsina home dances. The Hopi Cultural Preservation 
Office of the Hopi Tribe hereby asserts cultural affiliation to the 
sacred object.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Arizona State Museum, 
University of Arizona

    Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Arizona State Museum, University of 
Arizona, 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. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred 
object and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

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 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA 
Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-
6343, email Anna.Pardo@bia.gov, by October 30, 2013. After that date, 
if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of 
the sacred object to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed.
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is responsible for notifying the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 6, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-23819 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]
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