[Federal Register: May 13, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 92)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Gooseberry Valley, Utah in the Control of the Fishlake National
Forest, USDA Forest Service, Richfield, UT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior

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 from Gooseberry
Valley, Utah in the control of the Fishlake National Forest, USDA
Forest Service, Richfield, UT.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah Department of
Anthropology, and USDA Forest Service professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, Fort
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes, Hopi Tribe, Kaibab Band of Paiute
Indians, Navajo Nation, Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation, Paiute
Indian Tribe of Utah, Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Pueblo of
San Felipe, Pueblo of San Ildefonso, Pueblo of Sandia, Pueblo of Santa
Ana, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Pueblo of Santo Domingo, Pueblo of Zia,
Pueblo of Zuni, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation,
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Skull Valley
Band of Goshute Indians, Southern Paiute Consortium (on behalf of the
Kaibab Paiute Band, Cedar City Paiute Band, Indian Peak Paiute Band,
Kanosh Paiute Band, Koosharem Paiute Band, Las Vegas Paiute Band, Moapa
Paiute Band, and Shivwits Paiute Band), Southern Ute Indian Tribe,
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Ute Tribe of the
Unitah and Ouray Reserveration, and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe.
    During the 1980s, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from Warezit House (42SV 1060) in the Fishlake National
Forest during legally authorized excavations conducted by University of
Utah Department of Anthropology and currently curated at the Utah
Museum of Natural History. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on material culture of the site, the Warezit House site has
been identified as a Fremont occupation dating between 780-1260 A.D.
Based on the context of the burial, this individual as been identified
as Native American. On review of the available evidence concerning
Fremont culture and settlement of this area, continuties of
agriculture, basketry, and ceramics indicate affiliation between the
Fremont of this area and later puebloan groups. Additionally,
continuities of ceramics and projectile point chronologies also
indicate cultural affiliation between the Fremont of this area and the
historic Numic-speaking groups identified in the area during the
contact period. Consultation evidence provided by representatives of
the Hopi Tribe, the Paiute Tribe of Utah, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the
Ute Tribe of the Unitah and Ouray Reservation have presented data from
oral traditions that indicate ancestral groups and/or specific clans or
lineages from their cultures inhabited portions of the area associated
with the Fremont from the very earliest times onward.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the USDA
Forest Service 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. While not clearly culturally
affiliated, officials of the USDA National Forest Service have further
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(2)(C), there is a
reasonable belief of shared group identity given the totality of the
circumstances surrounding the acquisition of these Native American
human remains with the Hopi Tribe, the Paiute Tribe of Utah, the Pueblo
of Zuni, and the Ute Tribe of the Unitah and Ouray Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Duckwater Shoshone
Tribe, Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes, Hopi Tribe, Kaibab
Band of Paiute Indians, Navajo Nation, Northwestern Band of Shoshoni
Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of
Pojoaque, Pueblo of San Felipe, Pueblo of San Ildefonso, Pueblo of
Sandia, Pueblo of Santa Ana, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Pueblo of Santo
Domingo, Pueblo of Zia, Pueblo of Zuni, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the
Fort Hall Reservation, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley
Reservation, Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians, Southern Paiute
Consortium (on behalf of the the Kaibab Paiute Band, Cedar City Paiute
Band, Indian Peak Paiute Band, Kanosh Paiute Band, Koosharem Paiute
Band, Las Vegas Paiute Band, Moapa Paiute Band, and Shivwits Paiute
Band), Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Ute
Mountain Ute Tribe, Ute Tribe of the Unitah and Ouray Reserveration,
Yomba Shoshone Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Robert Leonard, Forest Archeologist, Fishlake National
Forest, 115 East 900 North, Richfield, UT 84602-3600; telephone: (801)
896-9233, before June 12, 1998. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Hopi Tribe, the Paiute Tribe of Utah, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the
Ute Tribe of the Unitah and Ouray Reservation 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: May 7, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-12648 Filed 5-12-98; 8:45 am]
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