Cultural Item in the Possession of the Cheney Cowles Museum Spokane WA by NPS


									7122                     Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 1996 / Notices

   Based on the above mentioned             Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural      object should contact Mr. Glenn Mason,
information, officials of the Hubbell       Item in the Possession of the Cheney           Director, Cheney Cowles Museum, 2316
Trading Post National Historic Site have    Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA                     W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204,
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10                                                     telephone (509) 456–4931 ext. 104
(d)(1), the human remains listed above      AGENCY:   National Park Service                before March 27, 1996.Repatriation of
represent the physical remains of at        ACTION:   Notice                               this object to the Blackfeet Nation on
least five individuals of Native                                                           behalf of the Blackfeet Confederacy may
                                               Notice is hereby given under the
American ancestry. Historic Site                                                           begin after that date if no additional
                                            Native American Graves Protection and
officials have also determined that,                                                       claimants come forward.
                                            Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3005(a)(2),
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A) and       of the intent to repatriate a cultural item      Dated: February 16, 1996.
(B), the 970 items listed above are         in the possession of the Cheney Cowles         C. Timothy McKeown,
reasonably believed to have been placed     Museum, Spokane, WA which meets the            Acting Departmental Consulting
with or near individual human remains       definition of ‘‘sacred object’’ under          Archeologist, Archeology and Ethnography
at or near the time of death as part of     Section 2 of the Act.                          Program.
the death rite or ceremony. Historic Site      The Thunder Bundle consists of              [FR Doc. 96–4201 Filed 2–23–96; 8:45 am]
officials have determined that, pursuant    weasel and ermine skins, two feather           BILLING CODE 4310–70–F
to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a           fans, small hide and cloth bundles,
relationship of shared group identity       drum, four pipe stems, grizzly claw
which can be reasonably traced between      necklace, six rattles, whip, and a             INTERNATIONAL TRADE
the four Native American human              parfleche pouch.                               COMMISSION
remains and 970 associated funerary            Authorized representatives of the
objects from the site one half mile from                                                   [Investigation No. 337–TA–382]
                                            Blackfeet Business Council acting on
Hubbell Trading Post and the Hopi           behalf of the Blackfeet Confederacy            Certain Flash Memory Circuits and
Tribe and the Zuni Tribe. Further,          (including the Piegan and Blood First          Products Containing Same; Notice of
Historic Site officials have determined     Nations of Canada) have been provided          Investigation
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),       copies of museum records and have
there is a relationship of shared group     viewed the bundle in person. These             AGENCY:  International Trade
identity which can be reasonably traced     representatives, including traditional         Commission.
between the one individual from Wide        religious leaders and a direct                 ACTION: Institution of investigation
Reed and the Hopi Tribe, the Zuni           descendent of one of the original              pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337 and
Tribe, and the Navajo Nation.               keepers of the bundle, have verified it        provisional acceptance of motion for
   This notice has been sent to officials   is the Thunder Bundle of the Blackfeet         temporary relief.
of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, the        Confederacy. Evidence submitted by the
Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Tribe,          representatives of the Blackfeet Nation        SUMMARY:   Notice is hereby given that a
the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, the Hopi        indicates the last proper keeper of the        complaint and a motion for temporary
Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, the      bundle was No Coat in 1899.                    relief were filed with the U.S.
Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Kaibab             The whereabouts of the bundle were          International Trade Commission on
Paiute Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the San    not known between 1899 and 1977                January 11, 1996, under section 337 of
Carlos Apache Tribe, the Pueblo of          when the Thunder Bundle was donated            the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19
Jemez, the Pueblo of Laguna, the Pueblo     to the Museum of Native American               U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of SanDisk
of Nambe, the Pueblo of Pojoaque, the       Cultures by Mr. Myron Sammons of               Corporation, 3270 Jay Street, Santa
Pueblo of San Ildefonso, the Pueblo of      Scottsdale, AZ. In 1992, the Cheney            Clara, CA 95054. The complaint alleges
Tesuque, the Southern Ute Tribe, the        Cowles Museum assumed stewardship              violations of section 337 in the
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the White           of the Museum of Native American               importation into the United States, the
Mountain Apache Tribe, and the Zuni         Cultures collections by permission of          sale for importation, and the sale within
Tribe. Representatives of any other         the Washington State Attorney General.         the United States after importation of
Indian tribe that believes itself to be        Based on the above-mentioned                certain flash memory circuits and
culturally affiliated with these human      information, officials of the Eastern          products containing same by reason of
remains and associated funerary objects     Washington State Historical Society/           alleged infringement of claims 1, 2, 3 or
should contact Nancy Stone,                 Cheney Cowles Museum have                      4 of U.S. Letters Patent 5,418,752 and
Superintendent, Hubbell Trading Post        determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.         claims 27, 32, or 44 of U.S. Letters
National Historic Site, P.O. Box 150,       3001(3)(C), this cultural item is a            Patent 5,172,338. The complaint further
Ganado, AZ 86505; telephone: (520)          specific ceremonial object which is            alleges that there exists an industry in
755–3254, before thirty days after          needed by traditional Native American          the United States as required by
publication in the Federal Register.        religious leaders for the practice of          subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The
Repatriation of the human remains and       traditional Native American religions by       complainant requests that the
associated funerary objects to the Hopi     their present-day adherents. Officials of      Commission institute an investigation
Tribe, Zuni Tribe, or Navajo Nation may     the Eastern Washington State Historical        and, after a full investigation, issue a
begin after that date if no additional      Society/Cheney Cowles Museum have              permanent exclusion order and
claimants come forward.                     also determined that, pursuant to 25           permanent cease and desist orders.
                                            U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of        The motion for temporary relief
  Dated: February 16, 1996.
                                            shared group identity which can be             requests that the Commission issue a
C. Timothy McKeown,                         reasonably traced between this item and        temporary exclusion order and
Acting Departmental Consulting              the Blackfeet Nation.                          temporary cease and desist orders
Archeologist, Archeology and Ethnography       This notice has been sent to officials      prohibiting the importation into and the
Program.                                    of the Blackfeet Nation. Representatives       sale within the United States after
[FR Doc. 96–4200 Filed 2–23–96; 8:45 am]    of any other Indian tribe that believes        importation of certain flash memory
BILLING CODE 4310–70–F                      itself to be culturally affiliated with this   circuits and products containing same

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