[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45963-45964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18279]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13278; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Item: Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has 
determined that a cultural item listed in this notice meets the 
definition of sacred 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 Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. 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 Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology at the address in this notice by August 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: David Phillips, Curator of Archaeology, Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology, MSC01 1050, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 
87131, telephone (505) 277-9229.

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 Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New 
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 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 Native 
American cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Item

    In 1970, a private collector donated a small collection of items to 
the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. One item, 
catalogue number 70.77.8, is a ceremonial bandolier reported to be from 
the Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo 
Domingo), and possibly used as late as 1970. In 2013, a delegation from 
the Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo 
Domingo) inspected the bandolier, confirmed that it was a sacred object 
from their tribe, and requested its return.

Determinations Made by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

    The Collections and Research Committee of the Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology has determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the cultural item 
described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional 
Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional 
Native American religions by their present-day adherents.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred 
object and the Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo 
of Santo Domingo).

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 David Phillips, Curator of Archaeology, Maxwell 
Museum of Anthropology, MSC01 1050, University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque NM 87131, telephone (505) 277-9229 by August 29, 2013. 
After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer

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of control of the sacred object to Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously 
listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo) may proceed.
    The Maxwell Museum is responsible for notifying Kewa Pueblo, New 
Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo) that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: June 11, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-18279 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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