NOTICE OF INTENDED DISPOSITION OF HUMAN REMAINS AND ASSOCIATED OBJECTS UNDER THE NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION ACT

NOTICE OF INTENDED DISPOSITION OF HUMAN REMAINS AND ASSOCIATED OBJECTS UNDER THE NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION ACT

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Los Alamos Field Office (NA-LA) proposes to transfer to the custody of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso a bone fragment believed to be of Native American descent discovered within a collection of artifacts which was being inventoried at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The collection is from Laboratory of Anthropology (LA) 12743, an archeological site comprised of a series of cavate and talus rooms in Technical Areas 18 and 54. The human bone fragment was within an assemblage of artifacts excavated and collected at LA 12743 during an archeological testing project in September and October 1985. The human bone fragment is currently stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The human bone fragment has been determined to be culturally affiliated with the Pueblo de San Ildefonso based on archeological contexts and associations, cultural affiliation, and aboriginal land, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-601, 25 U. S. C. 3001 et seq.) and its associated regulations (43 CFR Part 10).

Questions may be directed to Ms. Vicki Loucks, NA-LA Cultural Resources Program Manager. Her contact information is as follows: email vicki.loucks@nnsa.doe.gov; telephone (505) 667-6819; or by mail Ms. Vicki Loucks DOE/NNSA, Los Alamos Field Office, 3747 West Jemez Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Representatives of any other Native American tribe that wishes to claim ownership or control of the human remains should contact Ms. Loucks by no later than Friday, February 26, 2021.

PUBLISHED IN THE LOS ALAMOS DAILY POST THURSDAY JANUARY 14 AND JANUARY 21, 2021

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