[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 50103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19989]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13636:PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado State University, Fort 
Collins, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Colorado State University has completed an inventory of human 
remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe 
or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish 
to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request to Colorado State University, Department of 
Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to Colorado State 
University, Department of Anthropology at the address in this notice by 
September 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Christopher Green, Colorado State University, B-218 Clark 
Building, c/o Christopher Green, 1787 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 
80525, telephone (970) 213-3060, email cg99@rams.colostate.edu.

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 under 
the control of Colorado State University, Department of Anthropology, 
Fort Collins, CO. The human remains were removed near Lupton, in Apache 
County, AZ.
    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 
Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University in consultation 
with representatives of the Arapaho Tribe of Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as the 
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New 
Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; and the Ute Mountain 
Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime before 1991, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown site near Lupton in Apache 
County, AZ. Collection and archival research by Dr. Jason LaBelle and 
Dr. Ann Magennis between 2005 and 2010, failed to find any 
documentation regarding this individual. This case represents 
miscellaneous teeth fragments from one individual. No invasive 
investigation has been done to make any other determinations. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by the Colorado State University, Department of 
Anthropology

    Officials of the Colorado State University, Department of 
Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the condition, the 
assemblage, and the age of the remains.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     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.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & 
Utah.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Christopher Green, Colorado State 
University, B-218 Clark Building, c/o Christopher Green, 1787 Campus 
Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 213-3060, email 
cg99@rams.colostate.edu, by September 16, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah may 
proceed.
    Colorado State University is responsible for notifying the Arapaho 
Tribe of Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma (previously listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of 
Oklahoma); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 25, 2013.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-19989 Filed 8-15-13; 8:45 am]
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