FR Doc E9-2126[Federal Register: February 2, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 20)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Heard Museum, 
Phoenix, AZ

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. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Heard Museum, 
Phoenix, AZ that meet the definition of "sacred objects" under 25 
U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    In the early 1900s, cultural items were collected by the Fred 
Harvey Company and donated to the Heard Museum by the Fred Harvey 
Corporation in 1978. The five cultural items are one lot of three 
ceramic jars with mesh sleeves and two canvas pouches which are part of 
an altar setting (635P); one lot of a white stone mountain lion fetish 
and hide medicine pouch (1458CI); one lot of three stone fetishes and a 
hide pouch (1692CI); one stone fetish used by Zuni medicine societies, 
circa 1934 (1704CI); and one lot that consists of a Pueblo II period 
ceramic paint jar, hide pouch, ceramic bowl, and 16 peyote fetishes, 
circa 1900 (1746CI).
    In 1975, two cultural items were donated to the Heard Museum by Mr. 
C.G. Wallace. The two cultural items consist of a stone fetish (NA-SW-
ZU-F-92) and a carved horn fetish or container (NA-SW-ZU-F-93).
    In 1974, two cultural items were donated to the Heard Museum by 
Woodar's Indian Arts. The two cultural items are a pair of wrapped 
feathers (NA-SW-ZU-I-3a,b) and a feather fetish (NA-SW-ZU-I-4). The 
cultural items are associated with the Zuni medicine society.
    On March 15, 1996, and October 17, 2008, representatives of the 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico consulted with museum 
staff, examined the collections and determined that the above-described 
objects were sacred objects needed by Zuni religious leaders for the 
practice of traditional Native American religion, and eligible for 
repatriation under NAGPRA.

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    Officials of the Heard Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the nine cultural items described above are 
specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American 
religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American 
religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the Heard Museum 
also 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 sacred objects and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, 
New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects should contact Frank 
Goodyear, Jr., Director, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 
AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252-8840, before March 4, 2009. Repatriation 
of the sacred objects to the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Heard Museum is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); 
Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta Del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 31, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-2126 Filed 1-30-09; 8:45 am]

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