[Federal Register: June 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 108)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the U.S. Department
of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office,
Santa Fe, NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 control of the U.S. Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe, NM.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the
University of Colorado Museum, Eastern New Mexico University, Maxwell
Museum of Anthropology (University of New Mexico), New Mexico State
University Museum, Museum of New Mexico, San Juan County Museum, and
Bureau of Land Management professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Navajo Nation, Arizona,
New Mexico, and Utah; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New
Mexico; the Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni
Reservation.
    In 1915, human remains representing five individuals were recovered
from an undesignated archeological site in Gobernado Canyon, Rio Arriba
County, NM, during legally authorized excavations and collections
conducted by Earl Morris, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. These human remains
are presently curated at the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder,
CO. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Based on material culture, this Gobernador Canyon site has been
identified as an Anasazi site occupied between C.E. 700 and 1100.
    In 1975, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site LA 3686, San Juan County, NM, during legally authorized
excavations and collections by the School of American Research, Santa
Fe, NM. These human remains are presently curated at the Maxwell Museum
of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. No known individual
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on material culture and site organization, site LA 3686 has
been identified as a small Anasazi pueblo occupied between C.E. 1100
and 1300.
    In 1989, human remains representing one individual were recovered
form site LA 16660, San Juan County, NM, during legally authorized
excavations and collections by the Office of Contract Archeology,
University of New Mexico. These human remains are presently curated at
the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. No known
individuals was identified. No associated funerary objects were
present.
    Based on material culture, architecture, and site organization,
site LA 16660 has been identified as a small

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Anasazi pueblo occupied between C.E. 900 and 1300.
    In 1979, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site LA 18800, San Juan County, NM, during legally authorized
excavations conducted by the Division of Conservation Archeology, San
Juan County Museum. No known individual was identified. The one
associated funerary object is a pottery sherd.
    Based on consultation evidence and material culture, architecture,
and site organization, site LA 18800 has been identified as a small
Anasazi pueblo occupied between C.E. 900 and 1100.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management, New Mexico State Office have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above
represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State
Office also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the
one object listed above is 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. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Land
Management, New Mexico State Office have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that
can be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains
and associated funerary object and the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico;
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of San
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos,
New Mexico; and Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico. This notice has been sent to
officials of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New
Mexico, and Utah; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Texas; and
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary object should contact Stephen L.
Fosberg, State Archeologist and NAGPRA Coordinator, New Mexico State
Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1474 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87502-
0115, telephone (505) 438-7415, before July 5, 2001. Repatriation of
the human remains and associated funerary object to the Pueblo of
Acoma, New Mexico; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico;
Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; and Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: May 17, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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