[Federal Register: April 16, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 74)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Kaibab National
Forest, United States Forest Service, Williams, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003(d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the control of Kaibab National Forest,
United States Forest Service, AZ.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Museum of
Northern Arizona professional staff, University of Northern Arizona
professional staff and the National Forest Service professional staff
in consultation with representatives of the Havasupai Tribe, the Hopi
Tribe, and the Hualapai Tribe.
    In 1938, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site NA 3577 (Pittsberg Village) during legally-authorized
excavations. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects were present.
    In 1961, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site NA 8055 during a legally authorized work project. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present.
    In 1977, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site NA 15230 during a legally authorized work project. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1983, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site AR 03-07-02-597 during a legally-authorized work project. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were
present.
    In 1995, human remains representing one individual were found in a
small collection of cultural material from site NA 3590. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects have been
identified. The dates and circumstances surrounding the acquisition of
this collection are unknown.
    Through ceramics, pithouse sites, and lithics, these four sites
have been dated to the Cohonina period (700-1100 A.D). Technological
continuity and similarities of the sites with the present-day Hopi
Tribe indicate cultural affiliation with these sites. Oral tradition
presented by Hopi representatives supports this evidence.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the U.S.
Forest Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of five
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Forest
Service have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),
there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Hopi Tribe.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Havasupai Tribe, the
Hopi Tribe, and the Hualapai Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Frank E.
Wozniak, NAGPRA coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service,
517 Gold Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; telephone: (505) 842-3238;
fax: (505) 842-3800, before May 16, 1996. Repatriation of the human
remains and associated funerary objects may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
    Dated: April 11, 1996.
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Archeology & 
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-9364 Filed 4-15-96; 8:45 am]
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