[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 181 (Monday, September 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58037-58038]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23971]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Colorado 
Historical Society (History Colorado), Denver, CO; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: This notice corrects the cultural affiliation of two 
individuals described in a Notice of Inventory Completion (NIC) 
previously published in the Federal Register (34 FR 10906-10909, 
February 20, 2001). The Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado) 
completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, and through additional consultation with the appropriate 
Indian Tribes, determined that the cultural affiliation for two of the 
260 individuals described in the previously published NIC of February 
20, 2001 (2001 NIC) needed correction.

DATES: Representatives of any other Indian Tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Colorado 
Historical Society at the address below by October 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Bridget Ambler, Curator of Material Culture, 1560 Broadway, 
Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202, telephone (303) 866-2303.

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 in the 
possession and control of the Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO. 
The human remains were removed from Jefferson County, CO, and San Juan 
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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Colorado 
Historical Society professional staff in consultation with 
representatives from the following Tribes in 2001, 2010, and/or 2011: 
Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and 
Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (formerly the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of 
Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 
Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, 
Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South 
Dakota; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); 
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; 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 Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & 
Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of 
Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. The 
following Tribes were invited to consult, but did not participate: the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo 
of Santo Domingo); Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Shoshone Tribe of the 
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Wichita and Affiliated Tribes 
(Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma; Pueblo of San Felipe, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; 
and Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    Upon preparation for transfer and reburial in July 2001, the 
designated Tribal representative for the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Ute Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah (the lead Tribe 
for the 12 Tribes listed in the 2001 NIC) requested that the Colorado 
Historical Society (History Colorado) postpone the transfer of two of 
the 260 individuals and conduct additional research and consultation on 
them. Colorado Historical Society remains in possession of these two 
individuals, while the other 258 individuals have been transferred. 
Since that time, the Colorado Historical Society received information 
that has changed the cultural affiliation for both individuals.
    Additional information changed the cultural affiliation of one of 
the individuals to Ancestral Puebloan. This individual (catalog number 
UHR.131/173) that was described in the 2001 NIC, has now been described 
in another NIC published in the Federal Register (76 FR 35010-35012, 
June 15, 2011). The transfer of this individual will be to the Tribes 
listed in that 2011 NIC, which are different from the 12 Tribes listed 
in the 2001 NIC. Consequently, the 2001 NIC is corrected by deleting 
paragraph 3 at page 10907, which references this individual.
    With regard to the second individual (Office of Archaeology and 
Historic Preservation Case Number 103), the Colorado Historical Society 
conducted additional research and determined that the individual is not 
culturally affiliated to any present-day Indian Tribe. Thus, the 
individual is determined to be culturally unidentifiable and the 
disposition will be according to the ``Process for Consultation, 
Transfer and Reburial of Culturally Unidentifiable Native American 
Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Originating From 
Inadvertent Discoveries on Colorado State and Private Lands.'' The 
document outlining the process is on file at the Colorado Historical 
Society, and was authorized by the Secretary of the Interior on 
September 23, 2008. This individual will be described in a NIC and 
published in the Federal Register, as required by the process since it 
has not been determined to be from Tribal or aboriginal land. 
Consequently, the 2001 NIC is corrected by deleting paragraph 1 at page 
10908, which references this individual.
    Finally, the 2001 NIC is corrected by replacing paragraph 16 at 
page 10908 with the following paragraph, thereby changing the total 
number of individuals in the 2001 NIC from 260 to 258, and accurately 
reflecting the changes in determination and disposition of these two 
individuals in this notice and the 2011 NIC:
    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 258 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Colorado 
Historical Society also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 
10.2(d)(2), the 548 objects listed above are reasonably believed to 
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been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death 
or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, pursuant to 43 
CFR 10.2(e), officials of the Colorado Historical Society have 
determined that, based upon traditional territories and oral 
traditions, 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 Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of 
Oklahoma; Comanche Indian Tribe, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of 
the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe 
of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; 
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; 
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian Tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains or believes that it 
satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.1(c)(1) should contact Bridget 
Ambler, Curator of Material Culture, Colorado Historical Society, 1560 
Broadway, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202, telephone (303) 866-2303], 
before October 19, 2011.
    The Colorado Historical Society is responsible for notifying the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux 
Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; Crow Tribe of Montana; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow 
Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa 
Pueblo, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, 
New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Pawnee Nation of 
Oklahoma; 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 Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North 
Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah; Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & 
Tawakonie), Oklahoma; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 14, 2011.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-23971 Filed 9-16-11; 8:45 am]
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