Federal Register / Vol. 60 No. 87 / Friday, May 5, 1995 /
          Notices                                                Page 22405

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

          National Park Service

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

          National Park Service

          Notice of Intent  to Repatriate Cultural Items  in the Possession
          of The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

          AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior

          ACTION: Notice

          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is   hereby  given  under  the   Native  American  Graves
          Protection  and  Repatriation  Act  of  1990  of  the  intent  to
          repatriate  a cultural  item  in the  possession  of The  Maxwell
          Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque New
          Mexico,  that  meets  the  definitions  of  "object  of  cultural
          patrimony" and "sacred object" under section 2 of the act.

          The object is a mask  made of red cotton  canvas and hide with  a
          leather beak and eye  circles, four fertility balls, one  pointed
          appendage on top, and two faint black lines across the face.  The
          mask  is thought to date to between 1900  and 1930.  The item was
          acquired by the Museum  from Don Woodard of Woodard  Trading Post
          on March 27, 1965 and was given the accession number 65.29.1.

          Authorized representatives of the Hopi  Tribe acting on behalf of
          the  Katsina Society Priest  and a representative  of the Katsina
          Clan  of  Walpi Village  have identified  the  mask as  a Mudhead
          (Koyemsi  Katsina).   They  have identified  the  mask as  having
          ongoing importance central to the Hopi tribe as a whole and which
          could not have been  alienated, appropriated, or conveyed  by any
          individual.    They  have also  stated that  the  living mask  is
          needed  by traditional Hopi religious leaders for the practice of
          traditional Hopi  religion by  present day  adherents.  The  Hopi
          tribe requested repatriation of the living mask (Koyemsi Katsina)
          in a letter dated March 31, 1995.

          Based  on  the  above  mentioned information,  officials  of  The
          Maxwell Museum of Anthropology  have determined that, pursuant to
          25  U.S.C.  3001 (2),  there is  a  relationship of  shared group
          identity which can be reasonably traced between the  mudhead mask
          and  the  Hopi  Tribe.    Officials  of  The  Maxwell  Museum  of
          Anthropology have also determined that the mudhead mask meets the
          definition of object of cultural  patrimony pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
          3001 2.(3)(D).  Officials of  The Maxwell Museum of  Anthropology






          have also  determined that the mudhead mask  meets the definition
          of Sacred Object pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 2.(3)(C).

          The Maxwell  Museum's Director  and Curatorial committee  and the
          University of New Mexico officials have approved the repatriation
          of the Mudhead Mask to the Hopi Tribe.

          This  notice  has  been sent  to  officials  of  the Hopi  Tribe.
          Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
          be  culturally affiliated  with  this object  should contact  Dr.
          Garth  Bawden, Museum  Director  or Brenda  Dorr, NAGPRA  Project
          Director at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New
          Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-1201, telephone: (505) 277-
          0195, before  June 5,  1995.   Repatriation of the   to  the Hopi
          Tribe can begin after  that date if no additional  claimants come
          forward.

          Dated: May 2, 1995




          C. Timothy McKeown
          Acting, Departmental Consulting Archeologist
          Acting Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR Doc. 95-11158 Filed 5/4/95; 8:45 am]
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