[Federal Register: July 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 141)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the Arizona State
Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, DoI.

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 in the control of the Arizona State Office, Bureau of
Land Management, Phoenix, AZ. This notice is published as part of the
National Park Service's administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA,
43 CFR 10.2 (c). The determinations within this notice are the sole
responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has
control of these Native American human remains and associated funerary
objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the
determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bureau of
Land Management professional staff, Museum of Northern Arizona
professional staff, and Arizona State Museum professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; the
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico; the Navajo Nation,
Arizona, New Mexico and Utah; the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai
Reservation, Arizona; the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab
Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona;
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe of
Arizona, California and Nevada; and the Colorado River Indian Tribes of
the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California.
    In 1966, human remains representing 14 individuals were recovered
during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ A:1:11(MNA)
near Littlefield, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 73
associated funerary objects include ceramics, projectile points,
knives, scrapers, a palette, a piece of limonite, and several pieces of
worked turquoise, stone, and bone.
    Based on ceramics, architecture, and site organization, site AZ
A:1:11(MNA) has been identified as a Puebloan habitation occupied
during A.D. 1000-1200.
    In 1968-1969, human remains representing one individual were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ
A:1:12(MNA) near Littlefield, AZ. No known individual was identified.
No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on its ceramics, site AZ A:1:12(MNA) has been identified as a
Puebloan rock shelter occupied during A.D. 400-1150.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of sites AZ A:1:11(MNA) and AZ
A:1:12(MNA) with the present-day Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Oral traditions
presented by representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona support
affiliation with Puebloan sites in this area of northwestern Arizona.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 15
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the 73 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 that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
    In 1977-1978, human remains representing 15 individuals were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of sites AZ
Q:7:105(MNA) and AZ Q:2:11(MNA) near St. Johns, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. The 345 associated funerary objects
consist of bone beads and 2 pottery jars.
    Based on ceramics, radiocarbon dating, and architecture, these
sites have been identified as Puebloan habitations occupied during A.D.
925-1175.
    In 1988, human remains representing one individual were recovered
during a legally authorized testing and stabilization project at site
AZ Q:3:97(ASM), known as Long H Ruin, near St. Johns, AZ. No known

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individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on ceramics, architecture, and site organization, site AZ
Q:3:97(ASM) has been identified as a Puebloan habitation dating to
approximately A.D. 950-1050.
    In 1984-1985, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of sites AZ
Q:9:5(ASM), AZ Q:9:26(ASM) and AZ Q:9:30(ASM) near Showlow, AZ. The
seven associated funerary objects, all from AZ Q:9:30(ASM), consist of
ceramics and a stone axe fragment.
    Based on ceramics, architecture, and site organization, these sites
have been identified as Puebloan habitations occupied during A.D. 850-
1150.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of sites AZ Q:7:105(MNA), AZ
Q:2:11(MNA), AZ Q:3:97(ASM), AZ Q:9:5(ASM), AZ Q:9:26(ASM), and AZ
Q:9:30(ASM) with the present-day Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Oral traditions presented by
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico support affiliation with Puebloan sites in
this area of northeastern Arizona.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 19
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the 352 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 that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    In 1960-1961, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ
T:13:9(ASM) near Gila Bend, AZ. No known individuals were identified.
No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on ceramics, architecture, and site organization, site AZ
T:13:9(ASM) has been identified as Hohokam.
    In 1985, human remains representing six individuals were recovered
during legally authorized salvage excavations of sites AZ EE:1:154(ASM)
and AZ EE:1:155(ASM) in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, AZ.
No known individuals were identified. The 32 associated funerary
objects consist of a pottery jar that contained the remains of one
individual at AZ EE:155(ASM), and 22 complete and 9 fragmentary stone
disk beads found with the individual at AZ EE:154(ASM).
    Based on ceramics, archeomagnetic dating, architecture, and site
organization, these sites have been identified as Hohokam habitations
occupied during A.D. 700-1000.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of sites AZ T:13:9(ASM), AZ
EE:1:154(ASM) and AZ EE:1:155(ASM) with present-day Piman and O'odham
cultures. Oral traditions presented by representatives of the Ak-Chin
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona;
the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation,
Arizona; the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt
River Reservation, Arizona; the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona
support affiliation with Hohokam sites in southern Arizona.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of eight
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the 32 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 that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona;
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    In 1983 and 1985, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ
U:15:109(ASM) at Florence, AZ. No known individuals were identified.
The 72 associated funerary objects include ceramics, a shell pendant,
animal bone fragments, a limonite crystal, and stone flakes.
    Based on ceramics, site AZ U:15:109(ASM) has been identified as
Hohokam. One of the burials was radiocarbon dated at A.D. 955-1135.
    Between 1965-1974, human remains representing seven individuals
were recovered from site AZ V:13:196(ASM) in the Dripping Spring
Mountains south of Globe, AZ. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on ceramics, site AZ V:13:196(ASM) has been recorded as
Salado, dating from approximately A.D. 1200-1450.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of sites AZ U:15:109(ASM) and AZ
V:13:196(ASM) with present-day Piman, O'odham and Puebloan cultures.
Oral traditions presented by representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian
Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation,
Arizona; the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt
River Reservation, Arizona; the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; the
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New
Mexico support affiliation with Hohokam and Salado sites in central
Arizona.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 10
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the 72 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 that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River

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Reservation, Arizona; the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; the Hopi
Tribe of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New
Mexico.
    In 1987, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ
EE:9:107(ASM) in Nogales, AZ. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary object are present.
    Based on ceramics and architecture, site AZ EE:9:107(ASM) was
identified as a Hohokam village, dating to A.D. 700-1200.
    In 1988, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ EE:4:9(BLM)
along the San Pedro River near Fairbank, AZ. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on artifacts and site organization, site AZ EE:4:9(BLM) was
identified as Sobaipuri.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of sites AZ EE:9:107(ASM) and AZ
EE:4:9(BLM) with present-day Piman and O'odham cultures. Oral
traditions presented by representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community
of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River
Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River
Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona support
affiliation with Hohokam and Sobaipuri sites in southern Arizona.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of five
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e),
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and the Ak-Chin
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona;
the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation,
Arizona; the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt
River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    In 1988, human remains representing one individual were recovered
during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ M:15:5(BLM)
near Smith Peak in southwestern Yavapai County, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The remains were radiocarbon dated to A.D. 930-1000. Based on age,
location, and artifacts, site AZ M:15:5(BLM) was identified as Patayan.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials and technology indicate
affiliation of site AZ M:15:5(BLM) with present-day Yuman tribes along
the Colorado River. Oral traditions presented by representatives of the
Fort Mohave Indian Tribe and the Colorado River Indian Tribes support
this affiliation.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of 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 also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e),
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and the Fort Mohave
Indian Tribe of Arizona, California and Nevada; and the Colorado River
Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and
California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hopi Tribe of
Arizona; the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico; the Navajo
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah; the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the
Yavapai Reservation, Arizona; the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the
Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona;
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe of
Arizona, California and Nevada; and the Colorado River Indian Tribes of
the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Gary Stumpf, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona
State Office, 222 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone
(602) 417-9509, before August 21, 2000. Repatriation of the human
remains and associated funerary objects to the respective culturally
affiliated Indian tribes may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: June 13, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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