FR Doc 03-21341
[Federal Register: August 20, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 161)]
[Notices]               
[Page 50183-50184]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, and 
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC

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 possession of the 
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, 
Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, and in the control of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC. The human 
remains were removed from tribal lands of the Pueblo of Cochiti, 
Sandoval 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 within this notice are the sole responsibility of 
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the 
Native American human

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remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations within this notice.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalogue records and 
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico.
    In 1904 or earlier, human remains representing at least one 
individual were removed from an unknown location on tribal lands of the 
Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico, ``Cochite [sic] Pueblo Ruin,'' by an 
unknown individual. The human remains were purchased by F.W. Putnam 
from the Fred Harvey Company. The human remains were acquired by Mrs. 
P.A. Hearst, who donated the human remains to the Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology in 1904. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the circumstances of burial, the human remains are 
identified as Native American. The geographical location of the burial 
on tribal lands indicates that the human remains are most likely to be 
culturally affiliated with the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of at least one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs 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 Native American human remains and the 
Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact C. 
Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, 
telephone (510) 642-6096, before September 19, 2003. Repatriation of 
the human remains to the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico, may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 8, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-21341 Filed 8-19-03; 8:45 am]

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