FR Doc 2010-18990[Federal Register: August 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 148)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, 
Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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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 
completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Field Museum of Natural History, 
Chicago, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from various locations on the Hopi Indian Reservation, Coconino 
County, AZ.
    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 Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Field 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
    In 1900, human remains representing a minimum of 71 individuals 
were removed from Awatobi, Burned Corn House, Chukuli, Mishongovi, Old 
Mishongovi, Payapki, Kishuba, Shongopovi, and Sityatki, on the Hopi 
Indian Reservation, Coconino County, AZ, by Charles L. Owen for the 
Field Museum of Natural History (Field Museum accession number 709). No 
known individuals were identified. The 51 associated funerary objects 
are 5 ceramic jars, 26 bowls, 5 pots, 5 ladles, 2 vases, 2 mugs, 2 
beads, 1 figure, 1 chert flake, 1 lot of paint, and 1 piki stone.
    In 1901, human remains representing a minimum of 180 individuals 
were removed from Old Walpi on the Hopi Indian Reservation, Coconino 
County, AZ, by Charles L. Owen for the Field Museum of Natural History 
(Field Museum accession numbers 769, 780). No known individuals were 
identified. The 100 associated funerary objects are 30 ceramic jars, 26 
bowls, 16 pots, 5 bahos, 4 pitchers, 6 ladles, 3 vases, 2 mugs, 1 lot 
of stone images, 1 lot of stone slabs, 4 faunal remains, 1 bead, and 1 
seed.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
the burial context and the specific cultural and geographic attribution 
in Field Museum of Natural History records. All of the remains were 
identified as "Hopi" from archeological sites on the Hopi Indian 
Reservation, AZ. "Hopi" descendants from the Hopi

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Indian Reservation are represented by the present-day Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona.
    Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of 251 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 151 objects 
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. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural 
History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field 
Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 
60605-2496, telephone (312) 665-7317, before September 2, 2010. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 26, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-18990 Filed 8-2-10; 8:45 am]
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