FR Doc 2011-2793[Federal Register: February 9, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 27)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur, CO, has completed an inventory of 
human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural 
affiliation between the remains and any present-day tribe. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact Dinosaur 
National Monument. Disposition of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the tribes stated below may occur if no additional 
requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact Dinosaur 
National Monument at the address below by March 11, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Any tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with 
the human remains should contact Mary Risser, Superintendent, Dinosaur 
National Monument, 4545 Highway 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610, telephone (970) 
374-3001.

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 in the possession and control of Dinosaur 
National Monument, Dinosaur, CO. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from six sites in Moffat County, CO, and 
Uintah 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) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole 
responsibility of the Superintendent, Dinosaur National Monument.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Dinosaur 
National Monument professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow Tribe of Montana; Pueblo of 
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa 
Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. The Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New 
Mexico (formerly Pueblo of San Juan); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah 
(Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of 
Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) 
[formerly Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, 
Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of 
Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)]; 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 Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; 
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Southern 
Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; and the 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, were contacted for 
consultation purposes but did not attend the consultation meetings.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1965, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Deluge Shelter site, in Uintah County, UT, during 
professional archeological investigations under the direction of David 
Breternitz. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1965, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Arrowhead Point site, in Uintah County, UT, 
during professional archeological excavations under the direction of 
David Breternitz. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1965, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Burnt House Village site, in Uintah County, UT, 
during professional archeological excavations under the direction of 
David Breternitz. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1989, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Pool Creek site, in Moffat County, CO, during 
pedestrian archeological survey work under the direction of J.A. 
Truesdale. No known individuals were identified. The 177 associated 
funerary objects are 169 faunal remains, 2 corn cobs, 2 pieces of 
juniper bark and 4 corn kernels. The remains were radiocarbon dated to 
1300 + or -; 80 years before present.
    In 1989, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Juniper Ledge site, in Uintah County, UT, during 
pedestrian archeological survey work under the direction of J.A. 
Truesdale. No known individuals were identified. The four associated 
funerary objects are three metate fragments and one juniper mat.
    In 1989, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a rock shelter site, Daniels Canyon, in Uintah 
County, UT, during rock art documentation and professional 
archeological survey work under the direction of J.A. Truesdale. An 
adobe storage facility may be associated with the burial. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by Dinosaur National Monument

     Based on the age of the remains and the archeological 
contexts from which they were removed, the human remains are Native 
American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties and 
Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the 
aboriginal land of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
     The ``Treaty with the Ute,'' signed on March 3, 1868 
(Stat. L, XV, 619),

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recognizes the ``Uta (Tabeguache, Muache, Capote, Weeminuchi, Yampa, 
Grand River, and Uintah bands)'' for both Moffat County, CO, and Uintah 
County, UT. The present-day tribes are identified as the Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe 
of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
     An Executive Order signed on October 3, 1861, recognizes 
the ``Uintah Uta'' tribe for both Moffat County, CO, and Uintah County, 
UT. The present-day tribe is identified as the Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah.
     An Executive Order signed on November 22, 1875, recognizes 
the ``Uta'' tribe for Moffat County, CO. The present-day tribes are 
identified as the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
     An Executive Order signed on January 5, 1882, recognizes 
the ``Uta (Uncompahgre)'' for Uintah County, UT. The present-day tribes 
are identified as the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
     Neither the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Indian 
Reservation, Wyoming, nor the Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico, are recognized 
as aboriginal to the area from which the human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed. However, the disposition agreement, 
finalized in consultation with the Indian tribes that are recognized as 
aboriginal to the area from which the human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed (Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & 
Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah) includes both the Arapahoe 
Tribe of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming, and the Pueblo of 
Zia, New Mexico. Therefore, the aboriginal land tribes have reached an 
agreement and do not object to inclusion of the Arapahoe Tribe of the 
Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming, and Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico, 
in the disposition of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 181 objects 
described 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.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Indian 
Reservation, Wyoming; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and the Pueblo of Zia, New 
Mexico. The National Park Service intends to convey the 181 associated 
funerary objects to the tribes pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 18f-2.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Mary Risser, Superintendent, Dinosaur National Monument, 4545 
Highway 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610, telephone (970) 374-3001, before March 
11, 2011. Disposition of the human remains to Arapahoe Tribe of the 
Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah 
& Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and the Pueblo of Zia, New 
Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come 
forward.
    Dinosaur National Monument is responsible for notifying the 
Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; Crow Tribe of Montana; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Navajo Nation, 
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly Pueblo 
of San Juan); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, 
Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of 
Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) [formerly Paiute Indian Tribe of 
Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem 
Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of 
Paiutes)]; 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 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 Santa Clara, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San 
Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the 
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & 
Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and the Zuni Tribe of the 
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 3, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-2793 Filed 2-8-11; 8:45 am]
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