[Federal Register: March 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 47)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for an Associated Funerary Object
in the Possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park
Service, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Mountainair, NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 the inventory of an associated funerary object in
the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park
Service, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Mountainair, NM.
This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
National Park Service unit that has control or possession of this
Native American associated funerary object. The Assistant Director,
Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships, is not responsible for
the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment and inventory of the associated funerary
object has been made by professional staff of the National Park
Service, in consultation with representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma,
New Mexico; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo
of Jemez, New Mexico; Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe,
New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New
Mexico; Wichita Tribe of Oklahoma; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of the
Piro-Manso-Tiwa, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, were also
present at one of the consultation meetings.
    According to a notice of inventory completion published in the
Federal Register on August 29, 2000 (FR Doc. 00-21974) by the Museum of
Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of New
Mexico, human remains representing 14 individuals were recovered in
1941 from site LA 83 (Pueblo Pardo Ruin or Grey Town), Socorro County,
NM. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary
object was a single lot of corn kernels. The Museum of Indian Arts and
Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of New Mexico repatriated
these Native American human remains and the associated funerary object
to Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas following the required 30 day notice
period.
    On August 16, 1941, a second associated funerary object, a glaze
bowl originally recovered with the above-described 14 individuals, was
transferred to the possession of Salinas Pueblo Missions National
Monument. The site (LA 83) from which these human remains and
associated funerary objects were recovered is located in Socorro County
and, based on material culture and architectural features, has been
dated to the Pueblo III and Pueblo IV period (A.D. 1300-1630).
    The Jumano culture is considered by anthropologists to be a blend
of both

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Anasazi and Mogollon, shifting through time from Mogollon to Rio Grande
Anasazi characteristics. Oral tradition evidence acquired from
consultation meetings between National Park Service professional staff
and the above-mentioned Indian tribes, as well as the archeological and
ethnographic evidence, indicates that there is a cultural affiliation
between the human remains and associated funerary objects removed from
LA 83 and the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Hopi Tribe of Arizona;
Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Taos, New Mexico; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. In addition, the Piro-Manso-Tiwa, a non-
Federally recognized Indian group, are believed to be culturally
affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects from
LA 83.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, the Salinas Pueblo
Missions National Monument superintendent determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the object listed above is reasonably believed to
have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of
death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. The Salinas
Pueblo Missions National Monument superintendent also determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group
identity that can be reasonably traced between this Native American
associated funerary object and the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Hopi
Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. In addition, the
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument superintendent determined
that a cultural affiliation exists between this associated funerary
object and the Piro-Manso-Tiwa, a non-Federally recognized Indian
group.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pueblo of Acoma, New
Mexico; Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of
Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Kiowa Tribe of
Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New
Mexico; White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona; the Wichita Tribe of
Oklahoma; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni
Reservation, New Mexico; as well as to the Piro-Manso-Tiwa Indian
group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with this associated funerary object should
contact Glenn M. Fulfer, Superintendent, Salinas Pueblo Missions
National Monument, P.O. Box 517, Mountainair, NM 87036, telephone (505)
847-2585, Extension 25, before April 9, 2001. Repatriation of the
associated funerary object will begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 14, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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