FR Doc E8-25760[Federal Register: October 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 210)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, 
NM; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.
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    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 
NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region.
    This notice corrects the number of sacred objects affiliated with 
the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate 
published on July 23, 2008, in the Federal Register (FR Doc. E8-16732, 
page 42827) from three to one. Based on additional information received 
when the items were to be repatriated, the NAGPRA coordinator, 
Intermountain Region, determined that two of the sacred objects are not 
culturally affiliated with the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico. The 
cultural affiliation of those two objects is undetermined at this time. 
Repatriation of the sacred object described as a bundle with eagle 
feathers in the July 23, 2008, Notice of Intent to Repatriate is not 
affected by this correction.
    In the Federal Register of July 23, 2008, (FR Doc. E8-16732, page 
42827), paragraph numbers 3-5 are corrected by substituting the 
following three paragraphs:
    In 1994, the National Park Service assisted the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with the 
investigation of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation. The evidence 
included a collection of Native American objects confiscated from the 
East-West Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM. Preliminary subject matter 
expert review of the collection indicated that the objects were 
historically significant and potentially subject to NAGPRA. The 
collection was accessioned in 2002 into the Southwest Regional Office 
collections, now called the Intermountain Region Office. The cultural 
item covered in this notice is one bundle with eagle feathers.
    Following adjudication of the case, a detailed assessment of the 
object was made by Intermountain Region (IMR) NAGPRA program staff in 
close collaboration with the IMR Museum Services program staff and in 
consultation with representatives of potentially affiliated tribes. 
During consultation, representatives of the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New 
Mexico, identified the cultural item as a specific ceremonial object 
needed by traditional Pueblo of Santa Ana religious leaders for the 
practice of a traditional Native American religion by their present-day 
adherents. Oral tradition evidence presented by representatives of the 
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, and the written repatriation request 
received by the Intermountain Region further articulated the ceremonial 
significance of the cultural item to the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New 
Mexico. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, 
oral tradition, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert 
opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Pueblo of Santa 
Ana, New Mexico, and the sacred object.
    Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the cultural item described above is 
a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American 
religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American 
religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the 
Intermountain Region 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 sacred object and the Pueblo of Santa 
Ana, New Mexico. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Pueblo of 
Santa Ana, New Mexico, occurred after the 30 day comment period expired 
for the original July 23, 2008, Notice of Intent to Repatriate.
    The Intermountain Region is responsible for notifying the Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of 
the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New 
Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San 
Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, 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 Sandia, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos,

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New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; 
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; 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 Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this correction 
has been published.

    Dated: October 6, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-25760 Filed 10-28-08; 8:45 am]

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