[Federal Register: April 10, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 69)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Nevada State
Museum, Carson City, NV

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 and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the Nevada State Museum, Carson
City, NV.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this

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notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or
Federal agency that has control of these Native American human remains
and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Nevada State
Museum professional staff in consultation with State Historic
Preservation Office staff and representatives of the Winnemucca Indian
Colony of Nevada Council.
    In 1997, human remains representing four individuals were recovered
from a construction project on non-Federal land within the community of
Winnemucca, NV. After consultation with the Winnemucca Indian Colony of
Nevada Council, the remains were donated to the Nevada State Museum. No
known individuals were identified. The 25 associated funerary objects
include Euro-American textiles, shoes, buttons, and large and small
glass beads.
    Osteological evidence, archeological context, and the presence of
glass trade beads indicate that the human remains are Native American.
The Euro-American clothing dates the remains to the post-1840s. The
location of Winnemucca, NV, is within the known historic territory of
the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada. Based on the historic evidence,
oral history, and geographic location, the remains are determined to be
affiliated with the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Nevada
State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of four
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Nevada State
Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the
25 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 Nevada
State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there
is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and associated
funerary objects and the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Winnemucca Indian
Colony of Nevada. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
and associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Alanah Woody, Nevada
Division of Museums and History NAGPRA Coordinator, 600 North Carson
Street, Carson City, NV 89701, telephone (775) 687-4810, extension 229,
before May 10, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 26, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-8702 Filed 4-9-01; 8:45 am]
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