FR Doc E9-5351[Federal Register: March 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 47)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City, UT and 
Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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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 the Interior, Utah 
State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City, UT, and in the 
possession of the Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah, 
Salt Lake City, UT. The human remains and associated funerary objects 
were removed from Tooele County, UT.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Utah Museum 
of Natural History, University of Utah, and Utah State Office, Bureau 
of Land Management professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, 
Nevada and Utah; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, 
Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kaibab 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Moapa 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; 
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northwestern Band of 
Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of 
Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and 
Shivwits Band of Paiutes); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo

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of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San Juan Southern 
Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; 
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull 
Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Te-Moak Tribes of Western 
Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain 
Band, Elko Band, South Fork Band and Wells Band); Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from site 42TO23, referred to as the Ibapah 
Burials, in Tooele County, UT. No additional information is available 
regarding the excavation of the human remains or the circumstances 
under which they were accessioned into the Utah Museum of Natural 
History. No known individuals were identified. The 32 associated 
funerary objects are 3 animal bones, 1 wood item, 1 leather halter 
fragment, 1 log, 1 cedar post, 1 cloth, 1 fabric swatch, 1 cloth 
bundle, 20 buttons, 1 bottle of sclerotia, and a pair of glasses. The 
following 13 objects were also identified in museum records as being 
associated with the human remains, but the museum could not verify 
their current location: 1 lot of steel knives, 1 lot of buttons, 1 lot 
of mineral paint, 1 lot of beads, 1 butcher knife, 1 iron vessel, 1 
log, 2 iron pan fragments, 1 rope, 1 ring, and 2 shoes.
    The burials date to the Historic Period, but their sex and age are 
unknown. The human remains are affiliated with the Confederated Tribes 
of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah based on the osteological 
assessment, associated funerary objects, and the location of the 
discovery.
    Officials of the Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Utah State Office, Bureau of 
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(3)(A), the 32 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 Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management 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 Confederated 
Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Byron Loosle, Utah State NAGPRA Coordinator, BLM 
Utah State Office, PO Box 45155, 440 West 200 South, Suite 600, Salt 
Lake City, UT 84145-0155, telephone (801) 539-4276, before April 13, 
2009. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
to the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada 
and Utah; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, 
Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kaibab 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Moapa 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; 
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northwestern Band of 
Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa 
Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; 
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 
Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ute Indian Tribe 
of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 26, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-5351 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]

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