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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Correction--Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains from Yavapai County, AZ in the Control of the Prescott
National Forest, USDA Forest Service, Prescott, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Yavapai County,
AZ in the control of the Prescott National Forest, USDA Forest Service,
Prescott, AZ.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Arizona
State University, Museum of Northern Arizona and USDA Forest Service
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Camp
Verde Yavapai-Apache Indian Community, the Havasupai Tribe, the Hopi
Tribe, the Hualapai Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, and
the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.
    This notice corrects the original notice's cultural affiliation of
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects published
Thursday, December 17, 1998.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the USDA
Forest Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 22
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the USDA Forest
Service have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the
23 objects listed above are reasonably believed to have been placed
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as
part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the USDA
Forest Service have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e),
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 Camp Verde Yavapai-
Apache Indian Community, the Havasupai Tribe, the Hopi Tribe, the
Hualapai Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Yavapai-
Prescott Indian Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human

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remains should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator,
Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 517 Gold Ave. SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102; telephone: (505) 842-3238, fax: (505) 842-3800,
before March 25, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the Hopi
Tribe and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: January 25, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-4470 Filed 2-22-99 ; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Yavapai County, AZ in the Control of the Prescott National Forest,
USDA Forest Service, Prescott, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Yavapai County,
AZ in the control of the Prescott National Forest, USDA Forest Service,
Prescott, AZ.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Arizona
State University, Museum of Northern Arizona and USDA Forest Service
professional staff in consultation with

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representatives of the Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache Indian Community, the
Havasupai Tribe, the Hopi Tribe, the Hualapai Tribe, the Navajo Nation,
the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.
    Between 1965-1975, human remains representing 21 individuals were
recovered from four sites (AZ N:04:0002; AZ N:04:0005; AZ N:04:0012;
and AZ N:04:0017) within the Prescott National Forest during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Arizona State University. No known
individuals were identified. The 23 associated funerary objects include
ceramic fragments; bone and stone tools; burned animal bones; ground
stone; shell; clay; and a burned corn cob.
    Based on material culture, architecture, and site organization,
these four sites have been identified as Southern Sinaguan large
masonry pueblo, a small pueblo, a pithouse village, and a burial ground
occupied between 900-1400 A.D. Continuities of ethnographic materials,
technology, and architecture indicate affiliation of Southern Sinaguan
sites in this portion of central Arizona with historic and present-day
Puebloan cultures. Oral traditions presented by representatives of the
Hopi Tribe support cultural affiliation with Southern Sinaguan sites in
central Arizona.
    In 1985, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site NA 18494 during legally authorized salvage excavations
conducted by Dr. Thomas R. Cartledge of Kaibab National Forest
following disturbance of the burial. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on material culture, site NA 18494 has been identified as a
Cohonina burial site dating between 700-900 A.D. Continuities of
ethnographic materials, tecnology, and architecture indicate
affiliation of Cohonina sites in north central Arizona with the Hopi
Tribe. Oral traditions presented by representatives of the Hopi Tribe
support Hopi cultural affiliation with Cohonina sites in this portion
of Arizona.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the USDA
Forest Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 22
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the USDA Forest
Service have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the
23 objects listed above are reasonably believed to have been placed
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as
part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the USDA
Forest Service have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e),
there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects, the Hopi Tribe, and the Yavapai-Prescott
Indian Tribe. .
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Camp Verde Yavapai-
Apache Indian Community, the Havasupai Tribe, the Hopi Tribe, the
Hualapai Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Yavapai-
Prescott Indian Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern
Region, USDA Forest Service, 517 Gold Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102;
telephone: (505) 842-3238, fax: (505) 842-3800, before January 19,
1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the Hopi Tribe and the
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: December 11, 1998.
Veletta Canouts,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Deputy Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-33449 Filed 12-16-98; 8:45 am]
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