[Federal Register: September 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 177)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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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 and associated 
funerary objects in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The 
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this 
notice.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalogue records and 
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak 
Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the 
Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma 
Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa 
Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham 
Nation of 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; and Yavapai-Prescott Tribe 
of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona.
    In 1926, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from a locality east of Somerton, Yuma County, AZ, by Dr. 
Elliott G. Colby and donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology the following year. Museum records note that the human 
remains were removed from a ``grave in Pima cemetery, Edge of mesa.'' 
No known individual was identified. The three funerary objects are a 
bowl, an iron chisel-like blade, and a clay ball.
    The cultural affiliation was determined by the museum record 
reference to the ``Pima cemetery,'' and to the presence of an 
Euroamerican object with the burial.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 
CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical 
remains of at least one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have 
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the three objects 
listed above 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. Lastly, officials of the Phoebe Hearst Museum 
of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), 
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably 
traced between these Native American human remains and associated 
funerary objects and the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian 
Reservation, California & California; and Salt River Pima-Maricopa 
Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Ak Chin Indian 
Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila 
River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & 
Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of 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; and Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai 
Reservation, Arizona. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains 
and associated funerary objects should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, 
NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University 
of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096, 
before October 15, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Gila River Indian Community of the 
Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma 
Indian Reservation, California & California; and Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona may 
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: July 22, 2002
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program
[FR Doc. 02-23136 Filed 9-11-02; 8:45 am]
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