[Federal Register: April 9, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 68)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Correction-- Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects from Pecos Valley, NM in
the Possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from Pecos Valley, NM in the possession of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA;
and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy,
Andover, MA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Robert S. Peabody Museum of
Archaeology professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma, the Hopi
Tribe, the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, the Kiowa Tribe, the Mescalero
Apache Tribe, the Navajo Nation, Pueblo of Cochiti, the Pueblo of
Jemez, Pueblo of Santo Domingo, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Wichita and
Affiliated Tribes.
    Between 1915-1929, human remains representing 1,787 individuals
were recovered from Pecos Pueblo and mission church sites during
excavations conducted under the auspices of Phillips Academy by Alfred
Vincent Kidder. No known individuals were identified. The 498
associated funerary objects include ceramic vessels, bone awls, bone
beads, effigies, bone tubes, ceramic fragments, projectile points,
stone scrapers, chipped stone implements, a red paint stone, stone
pendants, shell pendants, ceramic ladles, ceramic pipes, wrappings,
soil samples, antler tools, faunal bone implements, stone knives, stone
drills, pieces of obsidian, lumps of paint, hammerstones, stone shaft
straighteners, a stone palette, faunal remains, fossils, a piece of
copper ore, polishing stones, and textiles.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of
Archaeology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 1,921
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of
Archaeology have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the 534 objects listed 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. Officials of the Robert S.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology have also determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 19 objects from the three caches at Pecos Pueblo
listed above are reasonably believed to have been made exclusively to
be 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
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Robert S. Peabody
Museum of Archaeology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Pueblo of Jemez.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Apache Tribe of
Oklahoma, the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma, the Hopi Tribe, the Jicarilla
Apache Tribe, the Kiowa Tribe, the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Navajo
Nation, Pueblo of Cochiti, the Pueblo of Jemez, Pueblo of Santo
Domingo, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Barbara Issac, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA
022138; telephone (617) 495-2254; or James W. Bradley, Director, Robert
S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810;
telephone: (978) 749-4490, before May 10, 1999. Repatriation of the
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Pueblo of Jemez
may begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: March 26, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-8887 Filed 4-8-99; 8:45 am]
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