[Federal Register: August 1, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 148)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Idaho in the Control of the Idaho State Office, Bureau of Land
Management, Boise, ID

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 from Idaho
in the control of Idaho State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Boise,
ID.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bureau of
Land Management professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation and the
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation.
    In 1963, human remains representing one individual were recovered
Site 10BT 46 by Earl H. Swanson, Jr. during legally authorized
excavations on BLM public lands in Butte County, ID. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    This individual has been determined to be Native American based on
facial morphology. Radiocarbon dates from fireplaces in the same layer
of this site yield an approximate date of 1570 AD. Historic,
archeological, and ethnographic evidence indicates Northern Shoshone,
Northern Paiute, and Bannock peoples have occupied this area of
southern Idaho since precontact times based on continuities of
technology and material culture.
    In 1985, human remains representing one individual were removed
from site 10EL 1116 by the Elmore County Coroner and the Elmore County
Sheriff's Office. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present, although historic glass beads were
present on the surface of this burial, none are presently in
collections.
    This individual has been determined to be Native American based on
the noted presence of historic glass beads at the burial site. Historic
and ethnographic evidence indicates only Paiute and Shoshone tribes
have occupied this area in historic times, and no non-Paiute/Shoshone
precontact cultures have been identified within this area of
southwestern Idaho.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau
of Land Management 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 the
Northwest Band of Shoshoni, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley
Reservation, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall
Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Northwest Band of
Shoshoni, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, and
the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Daniel J. Hutchinson, State Office Archeologist,
Idaho State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South Vinnell Way,
Boise, ID 83709; telephone: (203) 373-3816, before September 2, 1997.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Northwest Band of Shoshoni,
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, and the
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: July 25, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-20320 Filed 7-31-97 ; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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