Federal  Register /  Vol. 60 No.  112 /  Monday, June  12, 1995 /

          Notices                                        Page 30897 & 30898



          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



          National Park Service



          Notice of  Inventory Completion for Human  Remains and Associated

          Funerary Objects in the Possession  of the Heard Museum, Phoenix,

          AZ



          AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior



          ACTION: Notice

          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is   hereby  given  under  the   Native  American  Graves

          Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d), of completion

          of  Inventory for  Native American  human remains  and associated

          funerary objects presently in the possession of the Heard Museum,

          Phoenix, AZ.



          The  human remains  and  associated funerary  objects consist  of

          three sets of human remains and associated funerary objects which

          were  collected by Frank Midvale  from La Ciudad  Ruin, a Hohokam

          site in Phoenix, Arizona  between 1927 and 1929.   Artifacts from

          the site, which was located on property then owned by the Museum,

          were  transferred  to the  Museum  for  preservation as  a  field





          collection subsequent to  their excavation.   One set of  remains

          (NA-SW-SD-A1-15) consists  of a cremation associated  with a Gila

          Red bowl and an unidentified potsherd.  The second set (NA-SW-SD-

          A1-18)  consists of a cremation  associated with a  Gila Red jar.

          The third set (NA-SW-SD-T-1) consists of cranial material.  These

          materials were  originally cataloged by the Museum as Salado, but

          were reidentified in 1994 as Hohokam, based on the La Ciudad site

          provenience and reevaluation of the associated funerary objects.



          In 1990, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community adopted  a

          joint  policy statement  along with  three other  central Arizona

          tribes, which  includes the Ak-Chin Indian  Community, Gila River

          Indian  Community, and  the Tohono  O'Odham Indian  Nation.   The

          policy statement  asserted that  these four communities  claim an

          affiliation to  ancestors defined as "Hohokam".  In October 1993,

          the  Museum  supplied a  summary  and inventory  of  its holdings

          identified as Pima,  Maricopa, Hohokam, Salado or Sinagua  to the

          affiliated central Arizona tribes.



          On  April  19, 1995,  a representative  of  the Salt  River Pima-

          Maricopa  Indian  Community visited  the  Museum  for an  initial

          consultation, during which  time it was determined that the tribe

          would  seek return of  the human remains  and associated funerary

          objects  from La  Ciudad Ruin  as part  of their  annual reburial

          ceremony.   Subsequently,  the Salt  River  Pima-Maricopa  Indian

          Community  has   requested  these  three  sets   of  remains  and

          associated funerary  objects in  a letter  dated April  20, 1995.





          The  Museum's  Board  of  Trustees responded  positively  to  the

          request on April 26, 1995.



          Inventory of the human remains and funerary objects and review of

          accompanying documentation from the three sets of Native American

          human  remains listed  above indicate  that no  known individuals

          were identifiable.



          Based on the above mentioned  information, officials of the Heard

          Museum have  determined that,  pursuant  to 25  U.S.C. 3001  (2),

          there is a  relationship of  shared group identity  which can  be

          reasonably traced  between the Native American  human remains and

          the Salt  River  Pima-Maricopa  Indian Community.    All  of  the

          objects  are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near

          individual Native  American human remains  either at the  time of

          death or later as part of a death rite or ceremony.



          This notice  has been sent to  officials of the  Salt River Pima-

          Maricopa  Indian Community,  the  Ak-Chin Indian  Community, Gila

          River  Indian Community  and  the Tohono  O'Odham Indian  Nation.

          Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to

          be culturally affiliated with  these human remains and associated

          funerary objects  should contact  Martin Sullivan,  Director, The

          Heard Museum, 22 E. Monte Vista Road, Phoenix Arizona 85004-1480,

          telephone (602) 252-8840 before  July 12, 1995.   Repatriation of

          the  cultural  item  to   the  Salt  River  Pima-Maricopa  Indian





          Community may begin  after that date  if no additional  claimants

          come forward.



          Dated: June 2, 1995







          Francis P. McManamon

          Departmental Consulting Archeologist

          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

          [FR Doc. 95-14295; Filed 6-9-95; 8:45 am]

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