[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22284-22285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08772]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12627; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department 
of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the 
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian tribes, have determined that the cultural item 
listed in this notice meets the definition of unassociated funerary 
object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. If no additional 
claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the 
lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations 
stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim this cultural item should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address in this notice by May 
15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343, email 
Anna.Pardo@bia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 a cultural item under the 
control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Robert S. 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, that 
meets the definition of unassociated funerary object 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 Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Item(s)

    Between 1934 and 1935, a cultural item was removed from the 
Snaketown site (AZ U:13:1) on the Gila River Indian Reservation, in 
Pinal County, AZ, during legally authorized excavations conducted by 
the Gila Pueblo Foundation. In 1940, this item was donated to the 
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology as part of a larger collection 
donation. The one unassociated funerary object is a projectile point 
which was found in association with a human burial, but the human 
remains are not present in the collections. Archeological evidence 
places the Snaketown site within the archeologically-defined Hohokam 
tradition. The occupation of the Snaketown site spans the years from 
circa A.D. 500 or 700 to 1100 or 1150.
    Continuities of mortuary practices, ethnographic materials, and 
technology indicate affiliation of Hohokam settlements with present-day 
O'odham (Piman) and Puebloan cultures. An August 2000 cultural 
affiliation study, submitted by the Gila River Indian Community of the 
Gila River Indian Reservation, addresses continuities

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between the Hohokam and the O'odham tribes.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

    Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Robert S. Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item 
described above is 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 a Native 
American individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated funerary object and the Ak Chin Indian Community of the 
Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian 
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as 
``The Tribes'').

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
this cultural item should submit a written request with information in 
support of the claim to Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA 
Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-
6343, email Anna.Pardo@bia.gov, by May 15, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
unassociated funerary object to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is responsible for notifying The 
Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 21, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-08772 Filed 4-12-13; 8:45 am]
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