FR Doc 2010-13057[Federal Register: June 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 104)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ

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 in the possession of the 
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grand Canyon 
National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ. The human remains were removed from 
within the boundary of Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino and Mohave 
Counties, AZ.
    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 
superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Grand Canyon 
National Park professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Reservation, 
Arizona; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las 
Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa 
River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & 
Utah; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band 
of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, 
and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly 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)); 
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the 
Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico.
    In 1935, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Grand Canyon Village area in Coconino County, AZ. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    Between 1954 and 1955, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from an unknown cave location in Coconino 
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Prior to 1958, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unspecified location in Coconino or 
Mohave County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1962, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a ledge south of Bright Angel Trail in Coconino 
County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Prior to 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unspecified location in Coconino or 
Mohave County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from an unspecified location in Coconino or 
Mohave County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Due to a lack of contextual information and evidence to support a 
precise cultural affiliation determination, the Native American human 
remains described above are determined to be "culturally 
unidentifiable" under NAGPRA.
    Officials of Grand Canyon National Park have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of nine individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Lastly, officials of Grand Canyon National Park have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of 
shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced between the Native 
American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific 
actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. In 
July 2009, Grand Canyon National Park requested that the Review 
Committee recommend disposition of the nine culturally unidentifiable 
human remains to the Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, 
Arizona, because the human remains were found within the tribe's 
aboriginal and historical territory. The Review Committee considered 
the proposal at its October 30-31, 2009, meeting and recommended 
disposition of the human remains to the Havasupai Tribe of the 
Havasupai Reservation, Arizona.
    A March 4, 2010, letter from the Designated Federal Officer, 
writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the 
authorization for the park to effect disposition of the physical 
remains of the culturally unidentifiable individuals to the Havasupai 
Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona, contingent on the 
publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal 
Register. This notice fulfills that requirement.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Stephen 
P. Martin, Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, 
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, telephone (928) 638-7945, before July 1, 2010. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Havasupai Tribe of the 
Havasupai Reservation, Arizona, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Grand Canyon National Park is responsible for notifying the 
Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Reservation, Arizona; 
Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian 
Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian 
Reservation, Nevada; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, 
Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits 
Band of Paiutes); San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 5, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-13057 Filed 5-28-10; 8:45 am]
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