FR Doc E8-19319[Federal Register: August 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 163)]
[Notices]               
[Page 49485-49486]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and University of Denver 
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.
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    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 control of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and 
in the possession of the University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains 
were removed from Dolores County, CO.
    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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the Notice of Inventory Completion published 
by the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology in the Federal Register of October 9, 2001, (FR Doc. 01-
25140; pages 51472-51474). This notice corrects the controller of the 
human remains, per 43 CFR 10.2 (a)(3)(ii), and the cultural affiliation 
of the human remains, per 43 CFR 10.14 (c), of one individual (catalog 
numbers DU6015 and DU 6066). After publication, a review of the records 
associated with the human remains indicated that the human remains had 
been removed from lands administered by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO. Therefore, the San 
Juan National Forest has the control of the human remains for the 
purposes of NAGPRA. An overall evaluation of the totality of the 
circumstances and evidence pertaining to the human remains by the 
officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National 
Forest indicate that no cultural affiliation can be determined by the 
preponderance of the evidence. Therefore, the human remains have been 
determined to be culturally unidentifiable.

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    A companion notice published in the Federal Register by the 
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology also corrects the October 9, 2001 notice by deleting the 
references in paragraph 11, page 51473, to the one individual (catalog 
numbers DU6015 and DU 6066) that were collected at Dove Creek, Dolores 
County, CO, from lands administered by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, San Juan National Forest. In 1943, the human remains were 
found in the office of Lee A. Brown, an employee of the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, Forest Service, who had been transferred from the 
Dolores Ranger District to Washington, D.C, by Fred R. Johnsono. At the 
time, Dr. E.B. Renaud of the University of Denver, Department of 
Anthropology was asked to examine the human remains, which were 
physically transferred to the University of Denver by Mr. Johnson. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present.
    While the examination of the human remains (DU 6015 and DU 6066) by 
Dr. E.B. Renaud established that the human remains were of Native 
American ancestry, Dr. Renaud's examination did not provide any 
information regarding the cultural ancestry. The officials of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service have determined that the 
human remains are culturally unidentifiable human remains based on the 
lack of evidence regarding the specific provenience from which the 
human remains were removed, the absence of associated funerary objects, 
the lack of evidence that provides a date for the original burial of 
the human remains, and the lack of evidence regarding the cultural 
ancestry of the human remains.
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of one 
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service also have determined that, 
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.
    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Julie 
Coleman, Heritage Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, San Juan 
Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, telephone 
(970) 385-1250, before September 22, 2008.
    The San Juan National Forest is responsible for notifying the 
Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona and California; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, 
New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, 
New Mexico (formerly Pueblo of San Juan); 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; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 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 that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 14, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-19319 Filed 8-20-08; 8:45 am]

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