[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 34 (Friday, February 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9598-9599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3760]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]

Notice of Inventory Completion: Denver Museum of Nature & 
Science, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
Tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the remains and any present-day Tribe. Representatives of any 
Indian Tribe that

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believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may 
contact the museum. Disposition of the human remains to the Tribes 
stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the museum 
at the address below by March 21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Any Tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with 
the human remains should contact Dr. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver 
Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, 
telephone (303) 370-6378.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO. The 
human remains were removed from Brewster County, TX.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. The National Park Service 
is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Denver 
Museum of Nature & Science professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Cheyenne and Arapaho 
Tribes, Oklahoma; Comanche Nation of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; 
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; 
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; 
and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas (hereinafter referred to as 
"The Tribes").

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1940, George McFadden removed human remains representing a 
minimum of two individuals from a burial context at an unknown cave 
site in the Big Bend Rio Grande Area, Brewster County, TX. At an 
unknown date, Carl Fisher purchased the remains from the son-in-law of 
George McFadden. In 1983, the remains were donated to the Denver Museum 
and accessioned into the collections (A1463.87, A1463.101A-C, and 
A1463.113 (CUI 57); and A1463.111A-C and A1463.113 (CUI 58)). The 
remains consist of various pieces of human hair. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Denver Museum

     Based on non-destructive physical analysis and catalogue 
records, the human remains are determined to be Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, Executive Orders, consultation, and other credible lines of 
evidence indicate that the Native American human remains were removed 
from the aboriginal land of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San 
Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache 
Reservation, Arizona; and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native 
American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos 
Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe 
of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, 
Arizona; and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian Tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Dr. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of Nature & 
Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, telephone (303) 370-
6378, before March 21, 2011. Disposition of the human remains to the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla 
Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and the Ysleta 
Del Sur Pueblo of Texas, may proceed after that date if no additional 
requestors come forward.
    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 15, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-3760 Filed 2-17-11; 8:45 am]
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