FR Doc 04-147
[Federal Register: January 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 3)]
[Notices]               
[Page 678]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural 
History, New York, NY

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. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the American Museum of Natural History, 
New York, NY. These human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from the Pueblo of San Crist[oacute]bal, Santa Fe County, NM.
    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 within this notice are the sole responsibility of 
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The 
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within 
this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by American 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Cochiti, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; and Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New 
Mexico.
    In 1912, human remains representing a minimum of 72 individuals 
were removed from the Pueblo of San Crist[oacute]bal, Santa Fe County, 
NM, by Nels C. Nelson on behalf of the American Museum of Natural 
History. No known individuals were identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a corrugated ceramic pot.
    In 1923, human remains representing a minimum of 263 individuals 
were removed from the Pueblo of San Crist[oacute]bal, Santa Fe County, 
NM, by Louis R. Sullivan on behalf of the American Museum of Natural 
History. No known individuals were identified. The four associated 
funerary objects are one bone pipe, one ceramic pipe, and two bone 
implements.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
their origin at the Pueblo of San Crist[oacute]bal. Geographic and 
documentary information indicates that these human remains were 
obtained from the postcontact territory of the Tano. Consultation with 
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and Hopi oral tradition 
indicate that the Tano were invited to settle at First Mesa. Spanish 
documents indicate that the residents of the Pueblo of San 
Crist[oacute]bal fled their home shortly after the Pueblo Revolt in 
1680 and eventually established a new village among the Hopi. 
Descendants of these immigrants are members of the Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona.
    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of 335 individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the American Museum of Natural History 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the five 
objects 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. Lastly, officials of the American 
Museum of Natural History 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 Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Luc Litwinionek, Director of Cultural Resources, 
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, 
New York, NY 10024-5192, telephone (212) 769-5846, before February 5, 
2004. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, 
New Mexico; and Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: November 7, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-147 Filed 1-5-04; 8:45 am]

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