[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72700-72701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28928]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14365; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, formerly 
Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: History Colorado has completed an inventory of human remains, 
in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request to History Colorado. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to History Colorado 
at the address in this notice by January 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Sheila Goff, History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 
80203, telephone (303) 866-4531, email sheila.goff@state.co.us.

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 under 
the control of History Colorado, Denver, CO. The human remains were 
removed from the vicinity of Mora, in Mora County, NM.
    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 History 
Colorado professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, 
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain 
Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and 
the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, 
Arizona. The Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma and the Pueblo of Taos, New 
Mexico, were invited to consult but did not participate.

History and Description of the Remains

    In the late 1960s or early 1970s, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were removed from the vicinity of Mora, in Mora 
County, NM, by a private citizen. Sometime after 1973, he brought the 
human remains to the Department of Anthropology at the University of 
Southern Colorado. In 2000, when the University closed its anthropology 
lab, the remains were taken into custody by History Colorado. The 
individual is an adult male at least 30 years old. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by History Colorado

    Officials of History Colorado have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis by 
Dr. Catherine Gaither.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; 
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of 
the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico;

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Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San 
Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the 
Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Sheila Goff, History Colorado, 1200 
Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866-4531, email 
sheila.goff@state.co.us, by January 2, 2014. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe 
of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; 
and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, 
Arizona, may proceed.
    History Colorado is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; 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; Pueblo of Taos, New 
Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and the White Mountain Apache 
Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: October 28, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-28928 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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