Notice of Inventory Completion: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, 39121-39123 [2018-16926]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices Determinations Made by the Binghamton University Officials of the Binghamton University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of nine individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 166 objects described in this notice are 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. • 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 Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Oneida Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin); Oneida Indian Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Nation of New York); Onondaga Nation; and Tuscarora Nation. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Nina M. Versaggi, Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902–6000, telephone (607) 777– 478, email nversagg@binghamton.edu, by September 7, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Oneida Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin); Oneida Indian Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Nation of New York); Onondaga Nation; and Tuscarora Nation may proceed. The Binghamton University is responsible for notifying the Cayuga Nation; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Oneida Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin); Oneida Indian Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Nation of New York); Onondaga Nation; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (previously listed as the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York); Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as the Seneca Nation of New York); Seneca-Cayuga Nation (previously listed as the Seneca-Cayuga VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Tribe of Oklahoma); Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York); and Tuscarora Nation that this notice has been published. Dated: July 9, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–16925 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA– NPS0025915;PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14 .R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Albuquerque Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Albuquerque Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Albuquerque Museum at the address in this notice by September 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: Deb Slaney, History Curator, Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 telephone (505) 243–7255, email dslaney@cabq.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39121 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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mesa Prieta, King Ranch, Rio Puerco Valley, Sandoval County, NM; the Deming, Luna County, NM; and Jemez Pueblo, Sandoval County, NM. 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 museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Albuquerque Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; and Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico. The Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); 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 Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico were contacted and invited to consult, but did not participate. History and Description of the Remains In 1967–1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Prieta Vista Pueblo in Sandoval County, NM. The human remains were excavated by Eastern New Mexico University in collaboration with the Albuquerque Archaeological Society in 1967–1968, and donated by the AAS to the Albuquerque Museum in 1977. Burial #1, PC1977.34.73, belongs to a two to four year old child, who was buried (with associated lithic debris) under a E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 39122 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices sandstone slab. The human remains are fragmentary and consist of a portion of the skull and rib cage. Burial #2, PC1977.34.74, belongs to a 10 to 11 year old child, and represents either a disturbed or a secondary burial. The human remains are fragmentary and were found with associated lithic debris. Burial #3, PC1977.34.75, belongs to an approximately 20-year-old adult female, who was buried with associated lithic debris and one lot of 4 St. Johns Polychrome potsherds. The human remains are fragmentary. No known individuals are identified. The 14 lots of associated funerary objects, PC1977.34.73–75, are 12 lots of lithic debris from Burials #1–3; one rectangular sandstone slab numbered AS3/270 associated with Burial #1, 30.3″ X 24.4″ X .7″; and one lot of St. Johns Polychrome potsherds associated with Burial #3. The human remains were published in Richard A. Bice and William M. Sundt, Prieta Vista, A Small Pueblo II Ruin in North Central New Mexico. (Albuquerque: Albuquerque Archaeological Society, 1972). The cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, archeological, linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, other information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources include reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by museum staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, a review of archeological publications on Prieta Vista Pueblo, and consultation with Indian tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. The Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee participated in an on-site review of the human remains and associated funerary objects, the Committee declined to view them, but indicated that the people of Prieta Vista Pueblo could be of Keres or Tanoan affiliation, and they would consult with other pueblos regarding repatriation. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review Committee consulted the inventory on site but did not participate in a physical review of the human remains and associated funerary objects. The Committee indicated that it would consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding the cultural affiliation of the human remains. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human remains and associated funerary objects, but did not provide a cultural attribution for them. The geographical location of Prieta Vista Pueblo is consistent with the historically VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 documented territory of the Keres people. Bice and Sundt (1972:200) conclude that the site is most likely affiliated with the Pueblo of Zia or a Tewa-speaking pueblo, and Dena Lewis (1991:111) concludes that the site is most likely affiliated with the Pueblo of Zia. At a date prior to 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of Deming, Luna Co., NM. The human remains were donated to the Museum by a New Mexico collector in 1974. The remains, PC1974.9.29, belong to a cremation. The age and sex of the remains are unknown. The one associated funerary object, PC1974.9.29, is a small Three Circle Neck Corrugated clay jar. The remains are dated C.E. 900 to 1000 based on the date of the jar. The cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, archeological, linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, other information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources include reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by museum staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, and consultation Indian tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. The geographical location of Deming, NM, is consistent with the historically documented territory of the Mimbres people. The cremation was identified as Mimbres by Dr. Cynthia Bettison, Director, Western New Mexico University Museum. The Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee participated in an on-site review of the human remains and associated funerary objects, but did not review or confirm the cultural affiliation of the remains and jar. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review Committee consulted the inventory while on site but did not participate in a physical review of the human remains and associated funerary objects. The Committee indicated it would consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding cultural affiliation of the remains. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human remains and associated funerary objects, but declined to provide a cultural attribution for them. At a date prior to 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of the Pueblo of Jemez, Sandoval County, NM. The human remains, PC1976.83, were collected near the Pueblo of Jemez by the Albuquerque High School PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Archeology Club, and donated to the Albuquerque Museum in 1974. The age and sex of the human remains are unknown. No known individuals were identified. The 10 associated funerary objects, PC1976.83, are one bird bone flute, and nine samples of worked and unworked animal bone. The human remains belong to an inhumation and include cranial bones. The date of the human remains and associated funerary objects is unknown. Cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, archeological, linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, other information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources include reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by museum staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, and consultation with Indian tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. The proximity of the collection location is geographically consistent with the historically documented territory of Jemez Pueblo. The Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee participated in an on-site review of the human remains and associated funerary objects, but did not review or confirm the cultural affiliation of the remains and associated funerary objects. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review Committee consulted the inventory while on site, but did not participate in a physical review of the human remains and associated funerary objects. The Committee indicated that it would consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding the cultural affiliation of the remains. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human remains and associated funerary objects, but declined to identify a cultural affiliation for them. At a date prior to 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of Deming, Luna County, NM. The human remains, UA146.1, were likely collected by the Albuquerque High School Archeology Club and donated to the Albuquerque Museum in 1974. The age and sex of the human remains is unknown. The human remains and associated funerary objects are believed to be collected by the AHS Archeology Club because ‘‘AHS’’ was written on the box in which they were contained. No known individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects, UA146.1, are one bone awl and eight bone beads of unknown species and date. Cultural affiliation of the human E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES remains and associated funerary objects listed is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, archeological, linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, other information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources include reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by museum staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, a review of archaological publications on Prieta Vista Pueblo and Tonque Pueblo, and consultation with Indian tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. The location where the human remains are believed to have been collected lies within the historically documented territory of Jemez Pueblo. The Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee participated in an on-site review of the human remains and associated funerary objects, but declined to view them or identify a cultural affiliation of the remains and associated funerary objects. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review Committee consulted the inventory while on site, but did not participate in a physical review of the human remains and associated funerary objects. The Committee indicated that it would consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding the cultural affiliation of the remains, and that the human remains and associated funerary objects should be stored separately from the other collections. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human remains and associated funerary objects, and offered to consult with other Pueblos regarding repatriation. Determinations Made by the Albuquerque Museum Officials of the Albuquerque Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 34 objects described in this notice are 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. • 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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, 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 Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Deb Slaney, History Curator, Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, telephone (505) 243–7255, email dslaney@cabq.gov, by September 7, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Albuquerque Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: June 29, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–16926 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0025951; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Binghamton University has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39123 that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Binghamton University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Binghamton University at the address in this notice by September 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nina M. Versaggi, Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902–6000, telephone (607) 777– 478, email nversagg@binghamton.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the following four sites: Roundtop (SUBi365), Village of Endicott, Broome County, NY; Steen Topsoil Removal Plant, Town of Owego, Tioga County, NY; Cottage (SUBi-220), Town of Owego, Tioga County, NY; and Owego Sewage Plant Site (SUBi-336), Town of Owego, Tioga County, NY. 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 museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Binghamton University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cayuga Nation; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Oneida Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin); Oneida Indian Nation (previously listed as the Oneida Nation of New York); Onondaga Nation; Saint Regis Mohawk E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0025915;PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, 
NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Albuquerque Museum has completed an inventory of human 
remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has 
determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives 
of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in 
this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human 
remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request 
to the Albuquerque Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Albuquerque Museum at the address in this 
notice by September 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Deb Slaney, History Curator, Albuquerque Museum, 2000 
Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 telephone (505) 243-7255, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the Albuquerque 
Museum, Albuquerque, NM. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Mesa Prieta, King Ranch, Rio Puerco Valley, 
Sandoval County, NM; the Deming, Luna County, NM; and Jemez Pueblo, 
Sandoval County, NM.
    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 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Albuquerque Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, 
New Mexico; and Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico. The Kewa Pueblo, New 
Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay 
Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); 
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 Sandia, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos; Pueblo of 
Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo 
(previously listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico were contacted and invited to 
consult, but did not participate.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1967-1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from Prieta Vista Pueblo in Sandoval County, 
NM. The human remains were excavated by Eastern New Mexico University 
in collaboration with the Albuquerque Archaeological Society in 1967-
1968, and donated by the AAS to the Albuquerque Museum in 1977. Burial 
#1, PC1977.34.73, belongs to a two to four year old child, who was 
buried (with associated lithic debris) under a

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sandstone slab. The human remains are fragmentary and consist of a 
portion of the skull and rib cage. Burial #2, PC1977.34.74, belongs to 
a 10 to 11 year old child, and represents either a disturbed or a 
secondary burial. The human remains are fragmentary and were found with 
associated lithic debris. Burial #3, PC1977.34.75, belongs to an 
approximately 20-year-old adult female, who was buried with associated 
lithic debris and one lot of 4 St. Johns Polychrome potsherds. The 
human remains are fragmentary. No known individuals are identified. The 
14 lots of associated funerary objects, PC1977.34.73-75, are 12 lots of 
lithic debris from Burials #1-3; one rectangular sandstone slab 
numbered AS3/270 associated with Burial #1, 30.3'' X 24.4'' X .7''; and 
one lot of St. Johns Polychrome potsherds associated with Burial #3.
    The human remains were published in Richard A. Bice and William M. 
Sundt, Prieta Vista, A Small Pueblo II Ruin in North Central New 
Mexico. (Albuquerque: Albuquerque Archaeological Society, 1972). The 
cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, archeological, 
linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, other 
information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources include 
reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by museum 
staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, a review of 
archeological publications on Prieta Vista Pueblo, and consultation 
with Indian tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. The 
Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee participated in an on-site review of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects, the Committee 
declined to view them, but indicated that the people of Prieta Vista 
Pueblo could be of Keres or Tanoan affiliation, and they would consult 
with other pueblos regarding repatriation. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review 
Committee consulted the inventory on site but did not participate in a 
physical review of the human remains and associated funerary objects. 
The Committee indicated that it would consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, 
Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding the cultural affiliation of the human 
remains. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human 
remains and associated funerary objects, but did not provide a cultural 
attribution for them. The geographical location of Prieta Vista Pueblo 
is consistent with the historically documented territory of the Keres 
people. Bice and Sundt (1972:200) conclude that the site is most likely 
affiliated with the Pueblo of Zia or a Tewa-speaking pueblo, and Dena 
Lewis (1991:111) concludes that the site is most likely affiliated with 
the Pueblo of Zia.
    At a date prior to 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual were removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of 
Deming, Luna Co., NM. The human remains were donated to the Museum by a 
New Mexico collector in 1974. The remains, PC1974.9.29, belong to a 
cremation. The age and sex of the remains are unknown. The one 
associated funerary object, PC1974.9.29, is a small Three Circle Neck 
Corrugated clay jar.
    The remains are dated C.E. 900 to 1000 based on the date of the 
jar. The cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, 
archeological, linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, 
other information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources 
include reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by 
museum staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, and 
consultation Indian tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. 
The geographical location of Deming, NM, is consistent with the 
historically documented territory of the Mimbres people. The cremation 
was identified as Mimbres by Dr. Cynthia Bettison, Director, Western 
New Mexico University Museum. The Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee 
participated in an on-site review of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects, but did not review or confirm the cultural 
affiliation of the remains and jar. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review 
Committee consulted the inventory while on site but did not participate 
in a physical review of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects. The Committee indicated it would consult with the Pueblos of 
Zuni, Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding cultural affiliation of the 
remains. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human 
remains and associated funerary objects, but declined to provide a 
cultural attribution for them.
    At a date prior to 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual was removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of 
the Pueblo of Jemez, Sandoval County, NM. The human remains, PC1976.83, 
were collected near the Pueblo of Jemez by the Albuquerque High School 
Archeology Club, and donated to the Albuquerque Museum in 1974. The age 
and sex of the human remains are unknown. No known individuals were 
identified. The 10 associated funerary objects, PC1976.83, are one bird 
bone flute, and nine samples of worked and unworked animal bone.
    The human remains belong to an inhumation and include cranial 
bones. The date of the human remains and associated funerary objects is 
unknown. Cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects is based upon geographical, kinship, biological, 
archeological, linguistic, folklore, oral tradition, historic evidence, 
other information, and expert opinion. Primary information sources 
include reviews of our accession and catalogue records conducted by 
museum staff and consultant Dena Lewis between 1991 and 2015, and 
consultation with Indian tribe officials and traditional religious 
leaders. The proximity of the collection location is geographically 
consistent with the historically documented territory of Jemez Pueblo. 
The Pueblo of Acoma Review Committee participated in an on-site review 
of the human remains and associated funerary objects, but did not 
review or confirm the cultural affiliation of the remains and 
associated funerary objects. The Pueblo of Cochiti Review Committee 
consulted the inventory while on site, but did not participate in a 
physical review of the human remains and associated funerary objects. 
The Committee indicated that it would consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, 
Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding the cultural affiliation of the remains. 
The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the human remains 
and associated funerary objects, but declined to identify a cultural 
affiliation for them.
    At a date prior to 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual were removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of 
Deming, Luna County, NM. The human remains, UA146.1, were likely 
collected by the Albuquerque High School Archeology Club and donated to 
the Albuquerque Museum in 1974. The age and sex of the human remains is 
unknown.
    The human remains and associated funerary objects are believed to 
be collected by the AHS Archeology Club because ``AHS'' was written on 
the box in which they were contained. No known individuals were 
identified. The nine associated funerary objects, UA146.1, are one bone 
awl and eight bone beads of unknown species and date. Cultural 
affiliation of the human

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remains and associated funerary objects listed is based upon 
geographical, kinship, biological, archeological, linguistic, folklore, 
oral tradition, historic evidence, other information, and expert 
opinion. Primary information sources include reviews of our accession 
and catalogue records conducted by museum staff and consultant Dena 
Lewis between 1991 and 2015, a review of archaological publications on 
Prieta Vista Pueblo and Tonque Pueblo, and consultation with Indian 
tribe officials and traditional religious leaders. The location where 
the human remains are believed to have been collected lies within the 
historically documented territory of Jemez Pueblo. The Pueblo of Acoma 
Review Committee participated in an on-site review of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects, but declined to view them or identify 
a cultural affiliation of the remains and associated funerary objects. 
The Pueblo of Cochiti Review Committee consulted the inventory while on 
site, but did not participate in a physical review of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects. The Committee indicated that it would 
consult with the Pueblos of Zuni, Acoma, Hopi, and Zia regarding the 
cultural affiliation of the remains, and that the human remains and 
associated funerary objects should be stored separately from the other 
collections. The Pueblo of Santa Clara Review Committee reviewed the 
human remains and associated funerary objects, and offered to consult 
with other Pueblos regarding repatriation.

Determinations Made by the Albuquerque Museum

    Officials of the Albuquerque Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 34 objects described 
in this notice are 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.
     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 Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the 
Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed 
as the Pueblo of San Juan); 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 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 Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as 
``The Tribes'').

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Deb Slaney, History Curator, Albuquerque 
Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, telephone (505) 
243-7255, email [email protected], by September 7, 2018. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The 
Tribes may proceed.
    The Albuquerque Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 29, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-16926 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P