FEDERAL REGISTER / Vol. 60, No. 208 / Friday, October  27, 1995 /
          Notices                                                PAGE 55046

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

          National Park Service

          Notice of Intent to Repatriate  Cultural Items within the Rainbow
          House Collection, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos County,
          NM

          AGENCY:  National Park Service, Interior

          ACTION:  Notice 

          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is   hereby  given  under  the   Native  American  Graves
          Protection  and Repatriation  Act, 25  U.S.C. 3005(a)(2),  of the
          intent  to repatriate  cultural  items  from  Bandelier  National
          Monument, Los  Alamos County,  NM, which  meet the  definition of
          "sacred object" as defined in section 2 of the Act.

          The detailed inventory  and assessment of these objects  has been
          made by National Park Service professional staff, in consultation
          with  representatives of the Pueblo of Santa Clara; Pueblo of San
          Ildefonso;  Pueblo  of  Cochiti;  Pueblo of  Zia;  Pueblo  of San
          Felipe;  Pueblo of  Isleta; Pueblo of  Tesuque; Pueblo  of Jemez;
          Pueblo of Laguna; Pueblo of Acoma; Pueblo of Santa Ana; Pueblo of
          Sandia; Pueblo of Santo  Domingo; Pueblo of Zuni; Ysleta  del Sur
          Pueblo; and Tewa representatives of the Hopi Tribe.

          Between 1948 and 1955, Fredrick Worman of Adams State College, CO
          and  Louis  Caywood of  the  National Park  Service,  carried out
          legally  authorized archeological  excavations on  Federal public
          lands, including  the Rainbow  House archeological site  [LA 217]
          within Bandelier National Monument.  At Rainbow House one hundred
          rooms were excavated, as well as a kiva  and an associated plaza.
          The  occupation date  assigned to  Rainbow House  was between  AD
          1412-1453.

          The thirty-two objects include: eight pipes, three figurines, one
          bowl,  four pendants, two cylinders,  one shell tinkler, one axe,
          one groundstone, two kiva bells, one hoe, one stone artifact, two
          stone balls, three bone whistles, one bone rasp, one flute.   All
          of  these  items were  recovered from  the  kiva and  plaza area.
          Pueblo traditional religious  leaders and  other official  tribal
          representatives have stated that  these specific objects are, and
          were at the time they were separated from  the Pueblo, needed for
          the  practice  of  traditional  Pueblo  religion  by  present-day
          adherents.  

          Based on provenience data from  the original field notes prepared
          during  excavation, the  anthropological literature  pertinent to






          Rainbow  House   and  other  Ancestral  Puebloan   sites  in  the
          surrounding area, and in consultation with Pueblo representatives
          and traditional religious leaders, officials of the National Park
          Service   have  determined  that  these  thirty-two  objects  are
          specific ceremonial objects which  are needed by Pueblo religious
          leaders  for the practice of traditional Pueblo religion by their
          present-day adherents.  

          Artifactual evidence does not  allow specific identification of a
          single culturally affiliated Indian  tribe.  However, examination
          of  the  objects  specified  above  and  oral  history  regarding
          traditional  and religious  practices indicate  probable cultural
          affiliation between the objects and various Pueblo Indian groups.
          Based  on  the  above-mentioned  information,  officials  of  the
          National Park Service have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
          3001  (2), there is a relationship of shared group identify which
          can be  reasonably traced  between these  sacred objects  and the
          Pueblo  of  Santa  Clara;  Pueblo  of  San Ildefonso;  Pueblo  of
          Cochiti; Pueblo of Zia;  Pueblo of San Felipe; Pueblo  of Isleta;
          Pueblo of Tesuque; Pueblo of Jemez;   Pueblo of Laguna; Pueblo of
          Zuni and Tewa of the Hopi Tribe. Other Pueblo peoples may also be
          culturally affiliated with these  cultural items.  The  Pueblo of
          Taos; Pueblo of Picuris; Pueblo of San Juan; Pueblo of Nambe; and
          Pueblo of  Pojoaque have declined to  participate in consultation
          efforts to date.  

          This notice has been sent to consultation  representatives of the
          following  Indian tribes:  Pueblo of Santa  Clara; Pueblo  of San
          Ildefonso;  Pueblo  of  Cochiti; Pueblo  of  Zia;  Pueblo  of San
          Felipe; Pueblo  of Isleta;  Pueblo of  Tesuque; Pueblo  of Jemez;
          Pueblo of Laguna; Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Santa Ana; Pueblo of
          Sandia; Pueblo of Santo  Domingo; Pueblo of Zuni; Ysleta  del Sur
          Pueblo; and the Hopi Tribe.

          Representatives of  any other Indian tribe  which believes itself
          to  be culturally  affiliated with  these objects  should contact
          Superintendent Roy W. Weaver,  Bandelier National Monument, HCR 1
          Box  1 Suite 15, Los Alamos, NM, 87544, telephone: (505) 672-3861
          fax (505)  672-9607, before November  27, 1995.   Repatriation of
          these  objects  may  begin  after  that  date  if  no  additional
          claimants come forward.

          Date: October 23, 1995



          Veletta Canouts
          Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
          Archeology and Ethnography Program 
          [FR Doc. 95-26703 Filed 10-26-95; 8:45 am]
          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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