[Federal Register: August 16, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 157)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Navajo County, AZ in the Possession of the Los Angeles County
Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI.

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 from Navajo County,
AZ in the possession of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural
History, Los Angeles, CA
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Los Angeles
County Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Hopi Tribe.
    Between 1935 and 1965, human remains representing one individual
were removed from the Homolobi (Homolovi <greek-i>4) site in
Navajo
County, AZ under unknown circumstances by person(s) unknown. In 1969,
these human remains were donated by Gordon Pond to the Los Angeles
County Museum of Natural History. No known individuals were identified.
No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on ethnohistoric information and Hopi oral tradition, the
Homolobi site has been identified as ancestral to the Hopi Tribe.
Consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe indicate the
Homolobi site was inhabited exclusively by ancestors of the Hopi Tribe.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Los
Angeles County Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant
to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History have also
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 the Hopi Tribe.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hopi Tribe.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Margaret A. Hardin, Anthropology Section, Los Angeles County Museum of
Natural History, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007;
telephone: (213) 763-3382; e-mail: Mhardin@nhm.org, before September
15, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the Hopi Tribe may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: August 10, 1999.
Richard Waldbauer,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-21069 Filed 8-13-99; 8:45 am]
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