Federal Register / Vol. 58, No. 48 / Monday, March 15, 1993 / Notices                                                              13796 & 13797
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   Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item in the  Possession of the
   Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

   AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.

   ACTION:   Notice.
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   Notice is hereby given  under the Native American Graves  Protection and
   Repatriation Act of 1990 of the intent to repatriate a  cultural item in
   the possession of the  Peabody Museum of Archaeology and  Ethnology that
   meets the  definitions  of  "sacred  object"  and  "object  of  cultural
   patrimony" under Section 2 of the act.

   The carved, wooden figurine, with  a height of 34.75" and a  diameter of
   3.5",  was collected  between  1902  and 1917  by  Henry  W. Sharp,  the
   divisional  superintendent of  the Santa  Fe Railroad.   The  object was
   donated to  the  Peabody Museum  by  Miss Gladys  Sharp  in 1951.    The
   original museum  records describe the object  as "#51-31-10/33190: Hopi?
   wooden post carved to represent a  figure."  While museum records do not
   indicate exactly where the object was collected, other materials donated
   by Miss  Sharp came from ruins  located east of  Zuni Salt Lake,  in New
   Mexico.

   The form of the item and its  apparent source lead the museum to believe
   that the item is of Zuni origin, and most likely a Zuni War God.  Copies
   of museum  records and photographs of  the object have been  provided to
   the Governor and  Head Councilman  of the  Pueblo of  Zuni.   Authorized
   representatives  of the Zuni tribe have viewed photographs of the object
   and concur with the identification of the object as a Zuni War God.  The
   Pueblo of Zuni has requested repatriation of the object from the Peabody
   Museum in  a letter dated February  8, 1993.  The Peabody  Museum has no
   objection.

   Representatives of any  other Indian  tribe that believes  itself to  be
   culturally affiliated with this object should contact Dr. David Pilbeam,
   Director,   Peabody  Museum   of  Archaeology  and   Ethnology,  Harvard
   University, 11 Divinity  Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02138, telephone:  (617)
   495-2248, before April  19, 1993.   Repatriation  of the  object of  the
   Pueblo of Zuni may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
   forward.

   Dated:  March 10, 1993




   Francis P. McManamon
   Departmental Consulting Archeologist
   Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
   [FR Doc 93-5843 Filed 3-12-93; 8:45 am]
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