[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27996-27997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11221]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12724: PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Robert S. 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 
Andover, MA, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or 
Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items 
listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary 
objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the 
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. If no additional claimants 
come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items 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 these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology at the address in this notice by June 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Ryan J. Wheeler, Ph.D., Director, Robert S. Peabody Museum 
of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 
749-4490.

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 cultural items under the 
control of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips 
Academy, Andover, MA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary 
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 Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In 1930, four unassociated funerary objects were removed by the 
Gila Pueblo Foundation from the site of Pozos de Sonoqui (Sacaton 2:6 
and Sacaton 2:7; AZ U:14:49 [ASM]), also known as Queen Creek Ruin and 
Sun Temple Ruin, in the Salt River Basin in Pinal and Maricopa 
Counties, AZ. Records indicate the four items were removed from 
cremation burials, though the human remains are not present. The 
objects are two ceramic bowls, one ceramic scoop, and one shell 
bracelet.
    Between 1927 and 1928, one unassociated funerary object was removed 
by the Gila Pueblo Foundation from the Adamsville site (Florence 7: 6 
(GP); AZ U:15:1 [ASM]) in Pinal County, AZ. Records indicate that this 
item likely was associated with a cremation burial, although no 
specific burial is listed. The object is one ceramic bowl.
    In 1940, the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology received these 
five unassociated funerary objects as part of an exchange with the Gila 
Pueblo Foundation. Archaeological evidence indicates the sites of 
Adamsville and Pozos de Sonoqui are from the archeologically defined 
Hohokam tradition. The occupation of the Adamsville site was 
approximately between A.D. 900 and 1450. The occupation of the Pozos de 
Sonoqui site was approximately between A.D. 950 and 1450. Mortuary 
practices, ethnographic materials, and technology indicate a cultural 
affiliation of these Hohokam settlements with present-day O'odham 
(Piman) and Puebloan cultures. An August 2000 cultural

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affiliation study, submitted by the Gila River Indian Community of the 
Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona, addresses continuities between 
the Hohokam and the O'odham tribes.

Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

    Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the five cultural items 
described above 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 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 objects 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.

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 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Ryan J. Wheeler, Ph.D., Director, Robert S. 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810, 
telephone (978) 749-4490, by June 12, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
unassociated funerary objects to 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 may proceed.
    The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology is responsible for 
notifying 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, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 2, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-11221 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]
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