FR Doc 02-32177
[Federal Register: December 23, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 246)]
[Notices]               
[Page 78247-78248]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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 U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Central Arizona 
Project Repository, Tucson, AZ, and in the Control of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, 
Phoenix, AZ; Correction


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), 25 U.S.C. 
3003, Sec. 5, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects in the possession of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Central Arizona Project 
Repository, Tucson, AZ, and in the control of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, Phoenix, AZ.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5 
(d)(3). 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.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the 
number of associated funerary objects reported in a previous Notice of 
Inventory Completion, published February 27, 2002, and a correction to 
that notice, published July 9, 2002. A review of Bureau of Reclamation, 
Central Arizona Project Repository collections revealed the presence of 
additional Native American human remains representing 2 individuals and 
30 additional associated funerary objects, all culturally affiliated 
with the same tribes listed in the original notice.
    In the Federal Register of February 27, 2002 (FR doc. 2-4580, pages 
8996-9002) paragraph numbers 74 and 76 are corrected by substituting 
the following paragraphs:(Paragraph 74) Between 1985 and 1986, during 
legally authorized data recovery efforts undertaken by Northland 
Research for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains representing nine 
individuals were recovered from the Hind site, AZ AA:1:62(ASM), in the 
lower Santa Cruz Valley in Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were 
identified. The 121 associated funerary objects are 1 reconstructed 
Snaketown Red/Buff bowl; 1 reconstructable Estrella Red/Grey bowl; 1 
Sweetwater Red/Grey scoop; 5 partially reconstructed plainware bowls; 2 
partially reconstructed plainware jars; 1 partially reconstructed 
indeterminate vessel; 25 bags of sherds; 35 ground stone shell-working 
tools; 1 polishing stone; 2 projectile points; 9 bags of chipped stone; 
4 bags of worked shell (including 1 shell bracelet fragment, 1 partial 
shell pendant, and worked fragments); 1 bag of unworked shell 
fragments; 3 bags of unworked faunal bone fragments; and 30 flotation, 
pollen, and C-14 samples.
    (Paragraph 76) Between 1985 and 1986, during legally authorized 
data recovery efforts undertaken by Northland Research for the Bureau 
of Reclamation, human remains representing 97 individuals were 
recovered from the Shelltown site, AZ AA:1:66(ASM), in the lower Santa 
Cruz Valley in Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. 
The 503 associated funerary objects are 23 ceramic vessels (2 miniature 
bowls, 3 miniature jars, 2 complete or partially reconstructed bowls, 
and 16 partial or complete jars); 4 worked sherds; 1 nose/ear spool; 1 
possible figurine fragment; 108 bags of sherds; 1 stone bowl; 3 ground 
stone axes; 2 plummets; 4 manos; 1 ground stone bead; 10 ground stone 
shell-working tools; 1 stone jar cover; 15 ground stone fragments; 3 
projectile points; 62 bags of chipped stone; 25 bags of worked shell 
(including 5 bracelet fragments, 2 caches of damaged shell bracelets, 
11 pendants, 2 rings, and 5 bags of worked shell fragments); 17 bags of 
unworked shell fragments; 15 bags of worked faunal bone (including 2 
bone hair pins, 5 bone awl fragments, 5 bone tubes, and 3 bags of 
worked bone fragments); 65 bags of unworked faunal fragments; and 145 
flotation, pollen, mineral, and C-14 samples.
    In the Federal Register of July 9, 2002 (FR doc. 02-17086, pages 
45539-45540) paragraph number 12, which was a correction to paragraph 
86 of the February 27, 2002, Notice of Inventory Completion, is 
corrected by substituting the following paragraph:(Paragraph 12) 
(Paragraph 86) Based on previously reviewed affiliation information, 
officials of the Bureau of Reclamation have determined that, pursuant 
to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (9-10), the human remains listed above, 
represent the physical remains of a minimum of 485 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Reclamation also 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (3)(A) the 
3299 items 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 Bureau of Reclamation 
have determined that, pursuant to U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (2), 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 Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila 
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River 
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; 
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and the 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 in writing Jon Czaplicki or Bruce 
Ellis, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, PO Box 81169, 
Phoenix, AZ 85069-1169, telephone (602) 216-3862, before January 22, 
2003.


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 Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; 
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico may begin after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for notifying the Ak-Chin 
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Indian Reservation, 
California; Cocopah Tribe of Arizona; Colorado River Indian Tribes of 
the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Ft. 
McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Ft. Mohave Indian Tribe of Arizona, 
California & Nevada; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui Tribe 
of Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, 
California & Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the 
Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San 
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'Odham Nation of 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; Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai 
Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico, that this notice has been published.


    Dated: October 10, 2002
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-32177 Filed 12-20-02; 8:45 am]

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