[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56468-56469]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23290]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, 
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico 
has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell 
Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no 
additional claimants come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Maxwell 
Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico at the address below 
by October 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Heather Edgar, Curator of Human Osteology, Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology, University of New Mexico, MSC01 1050, 1 University of New 
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, telephone (505) 277-4415.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 in the 
possession of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque, NM. The human remains were removed from Sandoval County, 
NM.
    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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Maxwell 
Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between the 1930s and 1940s, human remains representing a minimum 
of 189 individuals were removed from the Unshagi site (LA 123), 
Sandoval County, NM, during excavations by University of New Mexico 
field schools. The human remains were accessioned by the museum between 
1973 and 1975. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Between the 1930s and 1940s, human remains representing a minimum 
of 78 individuals were removed from the Guisewa site (LA 679), Sandoval 
County, NM, during excavations by University of New Mexico field 
schools. The human remains were accessioned by the museum between 1973 
and 1975. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Between the 1930s and 1940s, human remains representing a minimum 
of 65 individuals were removed from the Nonishagi site (LA 541), 
Sandoval County, NM, during excavations by University of New Mexico 
field schools. The human remains were accessioned by the museum between 
1973 and 1975. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At unknown dates, human remains representing a minimum of 84 
individuals were removed from various sites located in the area of 
``Jemez.'' No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The human remains are identified as ancestral Jemez because they 
came from Puebloan sites of the upper Jemez River drainage. Populations 
that inhabited these sites are linked by Native oral tradition, Euro-
American records, and archeological evidence to members of the present-
day Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.

Determinations Made by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University 
of New Mexico

    Officials of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New 
Mexico have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of at least 416 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Heather 
Edgar, Curator of Human Osteology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, 
University of New Mexico, MSC01 1050, 1 University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131, telephone (505) 277-4415, before October 13, 
2011. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pueblo of Jemez, New 
Mexico, may proceed after that

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date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico is 
responsible for notifying the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico, that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: September 7, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-23290 Filed 9-12-11; 8:45 am]
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