[Federal Register: October 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 195)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA that meet the
definition of unassociated funerary object under
Section 2 of the Act.
    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
cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the
determinations within this notice.
    Two thousand one hundered sixteen cultural items are ceramic
sherds, complete ceramic vessels, and partial ceramic vessels.
    In 1911-1912, Clarence B. Moore recovered these 2,116 cultural
items from the mound on Haley Place, Miller County, AR. In 1912, Mr.
Moore donated these cultural items to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology.
    Museum documentation indicates that these cultural items were
associated with burials. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology is not in possession or control of any human remains from
these burials. Based on ceramic style, these cultural items date to the
Haley Phase of the Caddo II or Early Caddo (C.E. 1200-1400) period.
Archeological and historical evidence indicates that the Great Bend
region of Arkansas was occupied continuously from the Early Caddo or
Caddo II (C.E. 1200-1400) through the Late Caddo or Caddo IV (C.E. 500-
1650) periods, and into the protohistoric period. Historical evidence,
including the Teran map of C.E. 1691-1692, indicates that the Great
Bend region was occupied by the Kadohadacho Caddo during the historic
period, and that this group emerged from precontact Caddoan culture.
The present-day Indian tribe culturally affiliated with the Kadohadcho
Confederacy is the Caddo Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Seventeen cultural items are ceramic sherds and ceramic vessels.
    In 1911-1912, Clarence B. Moore recovered these 17 cultural items
from the mound on McClure Place, Miller County, AR. In 1912, Mr. Moore
donated these cultural items to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology.
    Museum documentation indicates that these cultural items were
associated with burials. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology is not in possession or control of any human remains from
these burials. Based on ceramic style, these cultural items date to the
Belcher Phase of the Caddo IV or Late Caddo (C.E. 1500-1650) period.
Archeological and historical evidence indicates that the Great Bend
region was occupied continuously from the Early Caddo or Caddo II (C.E.
1200-1400) through the Late Caddo or Caddo IV (C.E. 1500-1650) periods
and into the protohistoric period. Historical evidence, including the
Teran map of C.E. 1691-1692, indicates that the Great Bend region was
occupied by the Kadohadacho Caddo during the historic period, and that
this group emerged from precontact Caddoan culture. The present-day
Indian tribe culturally affiliated with the Kadohadcho Confederacy is
the Caddo Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Two hundred ninety-two cultural items are ceramic sherds and
partial vessels.
    In 1911-1912, Clarence B. Moore recovered these 292 cultural items
from the mound, L.A. Foster's Place, Miller County, AR. In 1912, Mr.
Moore donated these cultural items to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology.
    Museum documentation indicates that these cultural items were
associated with burials. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology is not in possession or control of any human remains from
these burials. Based on ceramic style, these cultural items date to the
Belcher Phase of the Caddo IV or Late Caddo (C.E. 1500-1650) period.
Archeological and historical evidence indicates that the Great Bend
region in Arkansas was occupied continuously from the Early Caddo or
Caddo II (C.E. 1200-1400) through the Late Caddo or Caddo IV (C.E.
1500-1650) periods, and into the protohistoric period. Historical
evidence, including the Teran map of

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C.E. 1691-1692, indicates that the Great Bend region was occupied by
the Kadohadacho Caddo during the historic period, and that this group
emerged from precontact Caddoan culture. The present-day Indian tribe
culturally affiliated with the Kadohadcho Confederacy is the Caddo
Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2)(ii), these 2,425 cultural items 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 and
are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed
from a specific burial site of an Native American individual. Officials
of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also 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 unassociated
funerary objects and the Caddo Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Caddo Indian Tribe of
Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these unassociated funerary
objects should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator,
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, before November 8, 2001.
Repatriation of these unassociated funerary objects to the Caddo Indian
Tribe of Oklahoma may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.

    Dated: July 12, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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