[Federal Register: September 21, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 182)]
[Notices]
[Page 51141]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
From Gunnison County, CO in the Possession of the Colorado Historical
Society, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service.

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 an inventory of human remains from Gunnison
County, CO in the possession of Colorado Historical Society, Denver,
CO.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Colorado
Historical Society professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute
Reservation, the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation,
and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation.
    In 1999, human remains representing one individual were recovered
during a housing construction project in Gunnison County, CO by the
Colorado State Archeologist following notification of the Mount Crested
Butte Police Department and the Gunnison County Coroner. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on the condition of the human remains and skeletal
morphology, this individual has been identified as Native American from
the historic period. Gunnison County, CO is part of the pre-1900
homeland of the present-day Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray
Reservation, specifically the Uncompahgre Band (Taveewach).
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Colorado
Historical Society have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
Colorado Historical Society have also determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which
can be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains
and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Southern Ute Indian
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, the Ute Mountain Tribe of the
Ute Mountain Reservation, and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah &
Ouray Reservation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Susan Collins, Colorado State Archeologist, Colorado
Historical Society, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; telephone: (303)
866-2736, before October 21, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: September 14, 1999.
Veletta Canouts,
    Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
    Deputy Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-24476 Filed 9-20-99; 8:45 am]
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