Federal Register / Vol. 58, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 29, 1993 / Notices                                                                       34818

   Notice of Intent to Repatriate  Cultural Items in the Possession of  the
   Portland Art Museum.

   AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.

   ACTION:   Notice.

   Notice is hereby given  under the Native American Graves  Protection and
   Repatriation  Act of 1990 of the intent  to repatriate cultural items in
   the possession of  the Portland Art Museum that meet  the definitions of
   "sacred  object" and "object of  cultural patrimony" under  Section 2 of
   the act.

   The cultural items  consist of one large and three smaller carved wooden
   objects  and a sea shell necklace.   The large wooden object measures 29
   3/8" long by  2 3/4" diameter.  The three  smaller carved wooden objects
   range from 5-7" long.   All four wooden objects are carved  with various
   designs.    The shell  necklace measures  approximately 6"  diameter and
   consists of  ten sea  shells  strung on  beige  colored string.    These
   cultural items were initially  loaned to the Portland Art Museum in 1987
   and  were subsequently  donated to  the Museum  in 1992.   The  original
   museum listing describes the objects as "Figure, Zuni, 1850."

   The form of the cultural items and their apparent source lead the Museum
   to believe they are of Zuni origin, and most likely represent a Zuni War
   God  and related  cultural  patrimony.   Copies  of museum  records  and
   photographs  of the objects have  been provided to  the Head Councilman,
   the Tribal  Council, and  the Elder  Bow Priest of  the Pueblo  of Zuni.
   Authorized representatives of the Pueblo of Zuni have viewed photographs
   of the  objects and concur with  the identification of the  objects as a
   Zuni War  God and related  cultural patrimony.   The Pueblo of  Zuni has
   requested repatriation of the objects from  the Portland Art Museum in a
   letter  dated September  29,  1992.  The  Portland  Art  Museum  has  no

   Representatives of any  other Indian  tribe that believes  itself to  be
   culturally affiliated  with these  cultural  items should  contact  Paul
   Faulstich,  Curator of Native American Art, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW
   Park  Avenue, Portland  Oregon 97205,  telephone: (503)  226-2811 before
   July 29, 1993.  Repatriation of the cultural items to the Pueblo of Zuni
   may begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

   Dated:  June 8, 1993

   Francis P. McManamon
   Departmental Consulting Archeologist
   Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

   [FR Doc. 93-15222 Filed 6-28-93; 8:45am]

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