[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72701-72703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28909]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14288; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Natural Bridges National Monument, Moab, UT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Natural Bridges National Monument has completed an inventory of human 
remains and an associated funerary object, 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 associated funerary object 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 and 
associated funerary object should submit a written request to Natural 
Bridges National Monument. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object 
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 and associated funerary 
object should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to Natural Bridges National Monument at the address in this 
notice by January 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Catherine Cannon, Superintendent, Natural Bridges National 
Monument, HC-60 Box 1, Lake Powell, UT 84533, telephone (435) 692-1234, 
email kate_cannon@nps.gov.

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 and an 
associated funerary object under the control of Natural Bridges 
National Monument, Moab, UT. Some of the human remains are in the 
physical custody of the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ. The 
human remains and associated funerary object were removed from Natural 
Bridges National Monument, San Juan County, UT.
    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 Superintendent, Natural Bridges National 
Monument.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made during a 
region-wide, multi-park process by Natural Bridges National Monument 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak Chin 
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian 
Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of 
Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian 
Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of 
Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and 
Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 
of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the 
San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of 
Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and Utu Utu Gwaitu 
Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').
    The following tribes were invited to consult but did not 
participate: Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley 
(previously listed as the Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone 
Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California); Bishop Paiute Tribe 
(previously listed as the Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop 
Community of the Bishop Colony, California); Bridgeport Indian Colony 
(previously listed as the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of 
California);

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Burns Paiute Tribe (previously listed as the Burns Paiute Tribe of the 
Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon); Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma (previously listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of 
Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, 
California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort 
McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai 
Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kaibab Band of Paiute 
Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New 
Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Kiowa Indian 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas 
Indian Colony, Nevada; Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (previously 
listed as the Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the 
Lone Pine Reservation, California); Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the 
Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & 
Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the 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 Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid 
Lake Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Tonto Apache 
Tribe of Arizona; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River 
Reservation, Nevada; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache 
Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed 
as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); 
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, 
Nevada; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Invited Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1937, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 42SA06965 in San Juan County, UT, by Charlie R. 
Steen during an archeological assessment and excavation. Faunal bones 
were taken to the Museum of Northern Arizona, in Flagstaff, AZ, where 
they have resided since that time. In August of 2008, the faunal 
material was analyzed and human remains were identified. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals 
were removed from site 42SA06794 in San Juan County, UT, by Philip M. 
Hobler and Audry E. Hobler during an archeological survey. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 42SA06762 in San Juan County, UT, by Philip M. 
Hobler and Audry E. Hobler during an archeological survey. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1960 or 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 42SA06673 in San Juan County, UT, by 
Philip J. Hobler accompanied by Arches National Monument park ranger 
Lloyd Pierson. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1989, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 42SA06845 in San Juan County, UT, by Nickens and 
Associates, while conducting stabilization work. No known individuals 
were identified. The one associated funerary object is a charcoal 
sample.

Determinations Made by Natural Bridges National Monument

    Officials of Natural Bridges National Monument 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.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described 
in this notice is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony. The National Park Service intends to convey the 
associated funerary object to the tribes pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 18f-2.
     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 associated funerary object 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 and associated funerary object were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New 
Mexico & Utah.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary object were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 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.
     Other credible lines of evidence, including relevant and 
authoritative governmental determinations and information gathered 
during government-to-government consultation from subject matter 
experts, indicate that the land from which the Native American human 
remains and associated funerary object were removed is the aboriginal 
land of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Santa 
Ana, New Mexico; and Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary object may be to the Navajo 
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of 
Arizona; 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.

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 and associated funerary object should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Catherine 
Cannon, Superintendent, Natural Bridges National Monument, HC-60 Box 1, 
Lake Powell, UT 84533, telephone (435) 692-1234, email kate_cannon@nps.gov, by January 2, 2014. After that date, if no additional 
requestors have come

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forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary object to the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; San 
Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; 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 proceed.
    Natural Bridges National Monument is responsible for notifying The 
Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: October 21, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-28909 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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