[Federal Register: February 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 36)]
[Notices]
[Page 9256]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Camp Verde, AZ in the Possession of Arizona State Parks, Phoenix,
AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Camp Verde, AZ
in the possession of Arizona State Parks, Phoenix, AZ
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Arizona
State Parks professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Reservation.
    In 1970, human remains representing one individual were acquired by
Arizona State Parks from the Camp Verde Historical Society. This
individual has been identified as Del-che, an Apache man killed in
1874. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1874, Del-che was killed and his head was brought in to Fort
Verde where his death was confirmed by the U.S. Army. Dr. James Reagles
was the fort surgeon at the time, and retained possession of Del-che's
skull. Following Dr. Reagles' death, his son, Walter J. Reagles had
possession of the skull until it's donation to the Camp Verde
Historical Society around 1943.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Arizona
State Parks have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of one
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Arizona State
Parks have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is
a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and the Yavapai-Apache
Nation of the Camp Verde Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Yavapai-Apache Nation
of the Camp Verde Reservation. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains should contact Cathy Johnson, Historic Resources Manager/
Archaeologist, 1300 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007; telephone:
(602) 542-6951, fax: (602) 542-4180, before March 26, 1998.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the
Camp Verde Reservation may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: February 18, 1998.
Veletta Canouts,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Deputy Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-4684 Filed 2-23-98 ; 8:45 am]
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