National Park Service, Interior.
In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Bryn Mawr College intends to repatriate certain cultural items that meet the definition of sacred objects and that have a cultural affiliation with the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations in this notice. The cultural items were removed from Humboldt County, CA.
Repatriation of the cultural items in this notice may occur on or after December 19, 2022.
Marianne Weldon, Bryn Mawr College, 101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, telephone (610) 526-5022, email
This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA. The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of Bryn Mawr College. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Additional information
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on the determinations in this notice, including the results of consultation, can be found in the summary or related records held by Bryn Mawr College.
Six cultural items were removed from Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, CA, in the spring of 1963, by Frederica de Laguna, who later donated them to Bryn Mawr College. The six sacred objects are one clam shell fragment (64.5.2), four lots of fire-cracked rocks (64.5.4.a—64.5.4.d), and one piece of flaked chert (64.5.3).
The cultural items in this notice are connected to one or more identifiable earlier groups, tribes, peoples, or cultures. There is a relationship of shared group identity between the identifiable earlier groups, tribes, peoples, or cultures and one or more Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. The following types of information were used to reasonably trace the relationship: geographical information and expert opinion.
Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, Bryn Mawr College has determined that:
• There is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the cultural items and the Wiyot Tribe, California (
listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe).
Requests for Repatriation
Additional, written requests for repatriation of the cultural items in this notice must be sent to the Responsible Official identified in
. Requests for repatriation may be submitted by any lineal descendant, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who shows, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the requestor is a lineal descendant or a culturally affiliated Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization.
Repatriation of the cultural items in this notice to a requestor may occur on or after December 19, 2022. If competing requests for repatriation are received, Bryn Mawr College must determine the most appropriate requestor prior to repatriation. Requests for joint repatriation of the cultural items are considered a single request and not competing requests. Bryn Mawr College is responsible for sending a copy of this notice to the Indian Tribe identified in this notice.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003, and the implementing regulations, 43 CFR 10.8, § 10.10, and § 10.14.
Dated: November 9, 2022.
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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