FR Doc E8-21008[Federal Register: September 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 176)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Brigham Young University, Museum 
of Peoples and Cultures, Provo, UT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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    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 in possession of the 
Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Provo, UT. 
The human remains were removed from Milliard County, UT.
    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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Brigham 
Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures professional staff in

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consultation with representatives of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the 
Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe 
of Arizona; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Walker River Paiute 
Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and Yerington Paiute 
Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.

    At an unknown time, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from an unknown location (42MD) near Garrison, 
Milliard County, UT, by a private collector. In 1988, the human remains 
were donated by LaVon Rowley to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures 
(Catalog No. 1988.031.00001-00006; 1988.031.00008-00019). No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Based on the general appearance and cultural features present on 
the surface at the time of the removal from the burial sites, the sites 
were determined to be Southern Paiute. The likely provenience of the 
human remains in Milliard County supports a Southern Paiute cultural 
affiliation. In addition, consultations with Southern Paiute 
representatives support the identification of the two individuals as 
Southern Paiute. Descendants of the Southern Paiute are members of the 
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; San 
Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of 
Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, 
Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell 
Ranch, Nevada.
    Officials of Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and 
Cultures have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the 
human remains described above represent the physical remains of two 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of Brigham Young 
University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures also have determined that, 
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 the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation 
and Colony, Nevada; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Summit 
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker 
River Reservation, Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington 
Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Paul 
Stavast, Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 105 
Allen Hall, Provo, UT 84602-3600, telephone (801) 422-0020, before 
October 10, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Paiute-
Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; San Juan 
Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; 
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and 
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures is 
responsible for notifying the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of 
Arizona; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe 
of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of 
the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: August 26, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-21008 Filed 9-9-08; 8:45 am]

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