[Federal Register: August 26, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 165)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from New Mexico in the Possession of the Los Angeles County Museum of
Natural History, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the possession of Los Angeles County Museum of
Natural History, Los Angeles, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Los Angeles
County Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Pueblo of Jemez.
    Before 1966, human remains representing a minimum of six
individuals were removed from the Unshagi site, an abandoned pueblo on
the Jemez River, NM under unknown circumstances by person(s) unknown.
In 1966, these human remains were transferred to the Los Angeles County
Museum of Natural History from the Alan Hancock Foundation at the
University of Southern California. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on accession records, these human remains have been
identified as Native American. Ethnohistoric information indicates the
Unshagi site has been identified as ancestral to the Pueblo of Jemez.
Consultation with representatives of the Pueblo of Jemez confirms that
the Unshagi site was inhabited exclusively by ancestors of the Pueblo
of Jemez.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Los
Angeles County Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant
to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of a minimum of six individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a
relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and the Pueblo of Jemez.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pueblo of Jemez.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Margaret A. Hardin, Anthropology Section, Los Angeles County Museum of
Natural History, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007;
telephone: (213) 763-3382; e-mail: Mhardin@nhm.org, before September
27, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pueblo of Jemez may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: August 10, 1999.
Richard Waldbauer,
Acting Deparmental Consulting Archeologist,
Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-22166 Filed 8-25-99; 8:45 am]
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