[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25736-25737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10486]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Northwest Museum 
of Arts & Culture, Spokane, 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. 3003, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Northwest Museum 
of Arts & Culture, formerly Eastern Washington State Historical 
Society, in Spokane, 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 the number of unassociated funerary objects 
reported in the Notice of Intent to Repatriate published in the Federal 
Register (75 FR 58424-58425, September 24, 2010). The museum staff 
recently discovered additional unassociated funerary objects related to 
the sites listed in the earlier notice.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58424, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph five is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    During the period July 1939 to September 1940, funerary objects 
were systematically removed from Sites 7A and 7B (45-FE-7), Ferry 
County, WA, by Collier, Hudson, and Ford due to the construction of the 
Grand Coulee Dam and its reservoir (Lake Roosevelt), and they were 
accessioned by the museum in 1940 (EWSHS Accession 1027). The 
45 unassociated funerary objects are 7 beaver tooth dice, 1 bone awl 
pendant, 27 dentalia beads, 4 copper pendants, 1 copper bracelet, 1 
projectile point, 1 bone awl, 2 scrapers, and 1 hammerstone.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58424-58425, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph six is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    During the period July 1939 to September 1940, funerary objects 
were systematically removed from Site 24 (45-FE-24), Ferry County, WA, 
by Collier, Hudson, and Ford due to the construction of the Grand 
Coulee Dam and its reservoir (Lake Roosevelt), and they were 
accessioned by the museum in 1940 (EWSHS Accession 1027). The 
118 unassociated funerary objects are 7 wooden burial markers, 1 
dentalia fragment, 27 glass beads, 9 perforated bear claws, 1 carved 
beaver tooth, 3 copper bells, 1 lot of burial fill, 22

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dentalia beads, 2 buckskin or leather fragments, 3 antler digging 
sticks, 1 abalone shell pendant, 5 scrapers, 2 bone awls, 1 piece of 
matting, 1 flake, 2 dentalia necklace fragments, 1 small box of 
dentalia beads, 1 bone needle, 1 copper pendant, 18 rolled copper 
beads, 6 dentalium, 1 piece of cordage, 1 long jadeite celt, and 1 
chipped flint fragment.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58424-58425, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph seven is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    During the period July 1939 to September 1940, funerary objects 
were systematically removed from Site 46 (45-Stevens-46), Stevens 
County, WA, by Collier, Hudson, and Ford due to the construction of the 
Grand Coulee Dam and its reservoir (Lake Roosevelt), and they were 
accessioned by the museum in 1940 (EWSHS Accession 1027). The 
98 unassociated funerary objects are 6 pieces of worked bone, 1 jadeite 
chip, 1 jadeite celt, 46 bone implements, 3 stone pipes, 4 projectile 
points, 9 schist scrapers, 1 mussel shell, 1 antler wedge, 1 slate 
needle, 1 slate pendant, 1 pipe fragment, 1 bone awl, 1 slate object, 1 
lot of turgite paint material, 1 arrow shaft smoother, 2 hematite 
pieces, 3 knives, 1 spear point, 1 antler, 1 antler horn implement, 2 
chalcedony drill or graver, 1 stone chip, 1 stone artifact, 2 
chalcedony scrapers, 1 chert scraper fragment, 1 worked chip (possibly 
mineralized wood), 1 basalt point or scraper, and 2 chalcedony drills.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58424-58425, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph eight is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    During the period July 1939 to September 1940, funerary objects 
were systematically removed from Site 47 (45-ST-47), Stevens County, 
WA, by Collier, Hudson, and Ford due to the construction of the Grand 
Coulee Dam and its reservoir (Lake Roosevelt), and they were 
accessioned by the museum in 1940 (EWSHS Accession 1027). The 
110 unassociated funerary objects are 1 copper bracelet, 20 projectile 
points, 6 bone combs, 1 bone implement, 1 bone spearpoint, 2 bone 
whistles, 27 bone awls, 2 copper and shell pendants, 1 spear point, 1 
carved stone pipe, 1 jadeite celt, 1 jadeite adze, 2 bone ornaments 
(possible combs), 1 bone flute fragment, 1 coiled basket, 1 turquoise 
pendant, 1 dentalia, 2 abalone pendants, 3 glass beads, 2 arrow shaft 
smoothers, 1 chalcedony drill, and 32 olivella beads.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58424-58425, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph ten is corrected by substituting the following paragraphs:

Determinations of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

    Officials of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 374 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.
     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 
Colville Indian Reservation, Washington.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Mr. Michael Holloman, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 
W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 363-5337, before May 31, 
2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is responsible for notifying 
the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 26, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-10486 Filed 4-30-12; 8:45 am]
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