[Federal Register: October 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 195)]
[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 American
Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

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(NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9, of the completion of an inventory of human
remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the American
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley
Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Death
Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of
Utah (Washakie); Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the
Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine
Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone
Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck
Valley Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-
Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Winnemucca Indian
Colony of Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation,
Nevada.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one
individual were collected by R.W. Sears from the mouth of the Snake
River, WA. The American Museum of Natural History has no information
regarding subsequent transfers of these remains until it acquired them
as a purchase from the Giffort brothers in 1896. No known individual
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    This individual has been identified as Native American based on the
American Museum of Natural History's catalog description, which refers
to the remains as ``Shoshone.''
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the American
Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of a minimum of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials
of the American Museum of Natural History also 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 the Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley
Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Death
Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of
Utah (Washakie); Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the
Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine
Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone
Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck
Valley Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-
Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Winnemucca Indian
Colony of Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation,
Nevada.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Battle Mountain Band
of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine
Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine
Reservation, California; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of
California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation,
Nevada; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of
Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort McDermitt Paiute and
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and
Oregon; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie);
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony,
California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the
Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River
Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall
Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley
Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western
Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-Moak
Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Winnemucca Indian Colony
of Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Martha
Graham, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192,
telephone (212) 769-5846, before November 8, 2001. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley
Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Death
Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of
Utah (Washakie); Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the
Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine
Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone
Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck
Valley Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-
Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Winnemucca Indian
Colony of Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the

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Yomba Reservation, Nevada may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: August 15, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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