FR Doc 05-243
[Federal Register: January 6, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 4)]
[Notices]               
[Page 1269-1270]
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 Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meet 
the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    The 36 cultural items are three stone axes, three jars, five 
ladles, three bowls, one bag of fragments of a jar, one bone fragment, 
one bag of stones, one turquoise bead, two stone discs, 12 shells, one 
bag of soil fragments and powder, one bag of textile fragments, one bag 
of raw material, and one partial ladle. Accession records indicate that 
the cultural items were found in graves.
    Between 1886 and 1889, the cultural items were removed from 
Halonawan, within the Zuni Indian Reservation, McKinley County, NM, by 
the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, directed by Frank 
Cushing. The items were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
and Ethnology by the estate of Mrs. Mary Hemenway at an unknown date 
and accessioned into the Museum collections in 1946.
    The interments most likely date to the Pueblo IV period or later 
(circa A.D. 1300 or later). Archeological evidence, including an 
overwhelming presence of Zuni ceramic types, along with oral tradition 
and historical documentation, indicate that Halonawan was occupied by 
ancestral Zuni people. The present-day group that represents ancestral 
Zuni people is the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the cultural items 
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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from specific burial sites of Native 
American individuals. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
and Ethnology also 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 unassociated funerary objects 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 unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, 
Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, before February 7, 2005. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of 
the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New 
Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Juan, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo

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of Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache 
Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 6, 2004
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-243 Filed 1-5-05; 8:45 am]

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