[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42507-42508]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17629]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10743; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of 
Dentistry, New York, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The New York University College of Dentistry has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives 
of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated 
with the human remains may contact the New York University College of 
Dentistry. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian 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 the New York 
University College of Dentistry at the address below by August 20, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Louis Terracio, New York University College of 
Dentistry, 345 East 24th St, New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 998-
9917.

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 of the New York University College of Dentistry. The human 
remains were removed from Rincon, in Santa Cruz County, CA.
    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 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the New York 
University College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; 
Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria 
of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the 
Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of 
California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, 
California; and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in Rincon, in Santa Cruz 
County, CA by an unknown individual. At an unknown date, the remains 
were catalogued into the Department of Physical Anthropology, Museum of 
the American Indian. In 1956, the remains were transferred to Dr. 
Theodore Kazamiroff, New York University College of Dentistry. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by the New York University College of Dentistry

    Officials of the New York University College of Dentistry have 
determined that:
     Based on catalog information and forensic examination, 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.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the southern Yokut and western Mono, 
who are represented today by The Tribes.
     The unratified treaty of 1851 indicates that the land from 
which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal 
land of the southern Yokut and western Mono, who are represented today 
by The Tribes.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice

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represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to The Tribes.

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 Dr. Louis Terracio, New York University College of Dentistry, 
345 East 24th St, New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 998-9917, before 
August 20, 2012. Disposition of the human remains to The Tribes may 
proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The New York University College of Dentistry is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 28, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-17629 Filed 7-18-12; 8:45 am]
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