[Federal Register: March 27, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 59)]
[Notices]
[Page 14960-14961]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Churchill County, NV in the
Control of the Nevada State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Reno, NV

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from Churchill County, NV in the control of the Nevada
State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Reno, NV.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bureau of
Land Management and Nevada State Museum professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the
Fallon Reservation and Colony.
    In 1940, human remains representing one individual were recovered
during legally authorized excavations from a crevice burial near the
Grimes Point Site. No known individuals were identified. A minimum of
4,061 associated funerary objects include a rope fragment, glass beads,
and fragments of arrow shafts.
    The associated funerary objects date this burial to the historic
period (c. 19th century). Historical documents and ethnographic sources
indicate that the Paiute people have occupied this area since
precontact times. Northern Paiute oral tradition further support this
evidence.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
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Land Management 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 Bureau of Land
Management have also determined that the minimum 4,061 objects listed
above are 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. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Land
Management have 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 associated funerary
objects and the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and
Colony.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe
of the Fallon Reservation and Colony. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains and associated funerary objects should contact
Cynthia Ellis, NAGPRA Coordinator, Nevada State Office, BLM, P.O. Box
1200, Reno, NV 89520; telephone: (702) 785-6469, before April 27, 1998.
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to
the culturally affiliated tribe may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: March 23, 1998.
S. Terry Childs,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-8016 Filed 3-26-98; 8:45 am]
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