[Federal Register: July 2, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 127)]
[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 University of
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver,
CO

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 University of Denver
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO.
    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 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 the
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of
Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River
Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche
Indian Tribe, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe
of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian
Reservation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Pueblo of
Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa
Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos,
New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico;
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation,
New Mexico.
    Between the 1920s and the 1950s, human remains representing one
individual (catalog number DU6065) were collected by Dr. E.B. Renaud,
founder of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology. The
remains were collected from an unknown location in the Southwestern
United States. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    Dr. Renaud identified this individual as ``Basket Maker.''
Information in the museum's records provides details of Dr. Renaud's
expeditions, collecting techniques, and research. This evidence
indicates that he designated remains from northern Arizona and New
Mexico as being from the ``Southwest.'' It further suggests that he
used the term ``Basket Maker'' to designate remains from northeastern
New Mexico, which makes it possible that the remains identified as
DU6065 are from that area.
    In 1929, human remains representing one individual (catalog number
DU6067) were recovered from a cave on the T.O. Ranch, near Folsom,
Colfax County, NM, by H.B. Roberts and/or Dr. E.B. Renaud of the
University of Denver Department of Anthropology. H.B. Roberts and/or
Dr. Renaud collected these remains while on an expedition sponsored by
the Colorado Museum of Natural History. No known individual was
identified. The 198 associated funerary objects are 9 bone awls, 1
antler flaker, 124 bone beads, 1 hammerstone, 2 choppers, 1 stone
pounder, 1 metate, and 59 chipped stone tools.
    Dr. Renaud identified this individual as ``Basket Maker.'' The
remains come from northeastern New Mexico.
    Northeastern New Mexico has been identified as the ancestral
territory of the Apache, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and
Puebloan peoples. The ``Indian Land Areas Judicially Established 1978
Map'' indicates the legal claim to land based upon traditional use for
the Eastern Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche. The ``Early Indian Tribes,
Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks Map'' establishes the presence of
the Apache, Comanche, and Kiowa. Oral testimony provided by
representatives of the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation,
Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache
Tribe; and Fort Sill Apache Tribe confirm their presence in
northeastern New Mexico. The Lipan Apache and Mescalaro Apache are
culturally connected and therefore the Eastern and Western Apache
cultural affiliation is strengthened.

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    The scientific literature provides significant evidence of cultural
affiliation between Basketmaker period (200 B.C.-A.D. 700) and the
pueblos. Representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, Pueblo of Acoma,
Pueblo of Isleta, Pueblo of Jemez, and Zuni Tribe provided written and
oral testimony confirming the cultural affiliation of Puebloan peoples
with Basketmaker period.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of
Anthropology 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 University of
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology also have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 198 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 University of Denver
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology 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 Apache
Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation,
Wyoming; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche Indian Tribe,
Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort McDowell
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi
Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian
Reservation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma,
New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa
Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos,
New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico;
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache
Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian
Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Apache Tribe of
Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming;
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche Indian Tribe, Oklahoma;
Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort McDowell Indian
Reservation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the Jicarilla Apache Indian
Reservation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma,
New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa
Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos,
New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico;
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache
Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian
Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary objects should contact Jan I.
Bernstein, Collections Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator, University of
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, 2000
Asbury, Sturm Hall S-146, Denver, CO 80208-2406, e-mail
jbernste@du.edu, telephone (303) 871-2543, before August 1, 2001.
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to
the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River
Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche
Indian Tribe, Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the
Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of
Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the
Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of
Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New
Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation,
Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of
the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: June 12, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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