FR Doc 04-16146
[Federal Register: July 16, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 136)]
[Notices]               
[Page 42774-42775]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA. The human remains were removed from New Mexico and an 
unknown locality in the southwestern United States.
    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 remains. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell 
Yavapai Nation, Arizona; 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; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, 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 San 
Juan, 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, 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; 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.
    In 1880, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were collected by an unknown person from an unknown location in New 
Mexico. The human remains were donated to the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology in 1896 by William C. Hunneman. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum documentation describes the individual as ``Apache.'' The 
attribution of such a specific cultural affiliation suggests that the 
human remains date to the Historic period (post-A.D. 1540). The 
identifiable earlier group is the Apache people, and the present-day 
groups that represent the Apache people are the Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe 
of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; 
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; 
and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, 
Arizona.
    In either 1884 or 1885, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were collected by Redington Fiske from an unknown locality 
in the southwestern United States. The human remains were donated to 
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Mr. Fiske through a 
Dr. Barbour in 1930. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

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    Museum documentation describes the individual as ``Apache'' and the 
place of acquisition as ``Southwest (Indian Territory).'' The 
attribution of such a specific cultural affiliation suggests that the 
human remains date to the Historic period (post-A.D. 1540). The 
identifiable earlier group is the Apache people and the present-day 
groups that represent the Apache people are the Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe 
of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; 
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; 
and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, 
Arizona.
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of a minimum of two 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 associated funerary objects and the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort 
McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San 
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White 
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and 
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Patricia 
Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 
496-3702, before August 16, 2004. Repatriation of the human remains to 
the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; 
Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; 
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp 
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, 
Arizona; 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; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, 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 San Juan, 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, 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; 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 notice has 
been published.

    Dated: May 25, 2004
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-16146 Filed 7-15-04; 8:45 am]

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