Federal Register / Vol. 60 No. 129 / July 6, 1995 / 
          Notices                                        Page 35219 & 35220


          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



          National Park Service



          Notice  of  Completion  of  Inventory of  Native  American  Human

          Remains within  the Rainbow House Collection,  Bandelier National

          Monument, Los Alamos County, NM. 



          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior



          ACTION:   Notice



          _________________________________________________________________



          Notice  is hereby given  under provisions of  the Native American

          Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d), of the

          completion of  the inventory of human remains  within the Rainbow

          House  collection (LA  217),  a Federally  curated collection  at

          Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos County, NM.



          The  detailed  inventory  and  assessment of  the  Rainbow  House

          collection has  been made  by National Park  Service professional

          staff and  consultation  with representatives  of  the  following

          Pueblo  groups: Pueblo of  Santa Clara; Pueblo  of San Ildefonso;





          Pueblo of Tesuque;  Pueblo of Cochiti;  Pueblo of Santo  Domingo;

          Pueblo of Jemez; Pueblo of Zuni; and 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 within

          Bandelier  National Monument.  At Rainbow House one hundred rooms

          were excavated,  as well as  a kiva and  an associated plaza.   A

          minimum of  seven fragmentary  individuals were found  at Rainbow

          House in the kiva floor level and in the plaza room blocks.   The

          occupation date assigned to  Rainbow House was between AD  1412 -

          1453.  



          Artifactual evidence does not  allow specific identification of a

          single culturally affiliated Indian  tribe.  However, examination

          of  cultural materials  (e.g., ceramics,  stone tools,  and other

          items)  and  oral  history  regarding  traditional and  religious

          practice indicate probable cultural affiliation between the human

          remains and various  Pueblo Indian  groups.    The National  Park

          Service has  determined that  these human remains  are culturally

          affiliated with: Pueblo  of Santa Clara; Pueblo of San Ildefonso;

          Pueblo  of Tesuque; Pueblo  of Cochiti; Pueblo  of Santo Domingo;

          Pueblo of San Felipe;  Pueblo of Jemez; Pueblo of Zuni; Pueblo of

          Isleta; Pueblo of Laguna; Pueblo of Acoma; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo;

          Pueblo of  Santa Ana; Pueblo  of Sandia; Pueblo  of Zia; and  the

          Hopi  Tribe.    Other  Pueblo  peoples  may  also  be  culturally





          affiliated with these human remains.  No lineal descendants  have

          been identified.  



          This notice has  been sent to consultation representatives of the

          following  Indian tribes:  Pueblo  of Santa Clara;  Pueblo of San

          Ildefonso; Pueblo  of Tesuque; Pueblo of Cochiti; Pueblo of Santo

          Domingo; Pueblo of  Jemez; Pueblo  of Zuni; and  the Hopi  Tribe.

          Representatives of  any other Indian tribe  which believes itself

          to  be  culturally affiliated  with  these  human remains  should

          contact   Superintendent  Roy   W.  Weaver,   Bandelier  National

          Monument, HCR 1 Box 1 Suite 15, Los Alamos, NM, 85744, telephone:

          (505)  672-3861  fax  (505)  672-9607,  before  August  4,  1995.

          Repatriation  of these human remains may begin after that date if

          no additional claimants come forward.



          Dated: June 29, 1995





          Veletta Canouts

          Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,

          Acting Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

          [FR Doc. 95-16472; Filed 7-5-95; 8:45 am]

          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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