FR Doc 05-19265
[Federal Register: September 27, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 186)]
[Notices]               
[Page 56483-56484]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    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 associated funerary 
objects in the control of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest 
Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; and in the possession 
of Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, NM; Field 
Museum of Natural

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History, Chicago, IL; Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 
Beloit, WI; Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque, NM; Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Indian Arts and 
Culture, Santa Fe, NM; Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH; Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, TX; and 
Western New Mexico University Museum, Silver City, NM. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Gila National 
Forest, Catron County, NM.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated 
funerary objects reported in a Notice of Inventory Completion published 
in the Federal Register on July 22, 1998 (FR Doc 98-19536, pages 39293-
39294) and in a subsequently corrected Notice of Inventory Completion 
published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2005 (FR Doc 05-15316, 
pages 44686-44687). In August 2005, the Field Museum of Natural 
History, Chicago, IL, re-examined the human remains and associated 
funerary objects taken from nine sites in the Gila National Forest, 
Catron County, NM. In light of the findings from the re-examination, 
the original notice of inventory, as well as the previously corrected 
notice of inventory are amended to include additions to the minimum 
number of individuals.
    This notice corrects the July 22, 1998, Notice of Inventory 
Completion, by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph five:
    Between 1935 and 1955, human remains representing 79 individuals 
were recovered from SU site, Oak Springs Pueblo, Tularosa Cave, Apache 
Creek Pueblo, Turkey Foot Ridge site, Wet Leggett Pueblo, Three Pines 
Pueblo, and South Leggett Pueblo by Dr. Paul Martin of the Field Museum 
of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains are currently in the 
possession of the Field Museum of Natural History. No known individuals 
were identified. The 56 associated funerary objects include ceramic 
vessels and sherds, stone and shell jewelry, stone and bone tools, and 
projectile points.
    The following paragraphs are substituted for paragraphs 27 and 28:
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Gila National Forest have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of 190 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National 
Forest also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), 
the 256 objects described 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 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, 
Southwestern Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
333 Broadway Boulevard, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 842-
3238, before October 27, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National 
Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo 
of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 29, 2005.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-19265 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]

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