FR Doc 05-23868
[Federal Register: December 9, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 236)]
[Notices]               
[Page 73262-73263]
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: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Southern Plains Indian Museum, 
Anadarko, OK

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 in the control of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, 
and in possession of the U.S. Department of the

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Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Southern Plains Indian Museum, 
Anadarko, OK. The human remains were removed from a site on the Zuni 
Reservation, McKinley 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 in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    An assessment of the human remains was made by the Southern Plains 
Indian Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed by an unknown person from a site on the Zuni 
Reservation, about 2 miles north of Black Rock Agency, McKinley County, 
NM. The remains were donated to the Southern Plains Indian Museum by a 
Mr. John Peters in September, 1949. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    Determination of cultural affiliation is made on the basis of the 
geographic location of the site where the human remains were removed.
    Officials of the Southern Plains Indian Museum have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board have 
also 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 the Zuni Tribe of the 
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Ms. Eva 
Williams, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Southern Plains Indian Museum, 
P.O. Box 749, Anadarko, OK 73005, telephone (405) 247-6221, before 
January 9, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Southern Plains Indian Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: October 31, 2005
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-23868 Filed 12-8-05; 8:45 am]

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