[Federal Register: March 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 57)]
[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 (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 American

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Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with
representatives 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.
    In 1921, human remains representing a minimum of one individual
were collected by Charles L. Bernheimer and Earl Morris from the
vicinity of Long Hollow, La Plata River, La Plata County, CO, during an
expedition sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. 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 documentation, which refers to
these remains as ``Ute.'' These human remains originate from an area
utilized by Ute bands during the postcontact period.
     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 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.
    This notice has been sent to officials 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. Representatives of
any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Elaine Guthrie, Acting Director
of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park
West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, telephone (212) 769-5835,
before April 24 2002. Repatriation of the human remains to 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 may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 5, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-7008 Filed 3-22-02; 8:45 am]
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