FR Doc 03-18703
[Federal Register: July 23, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 141)]
[Notices]               
[Page 43549-43550]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Clark 
County, NV.
     This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (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.
     An assessment of the human remains, and catalog records and 
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the 
Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the 
Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; 
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 
of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho.
     In 1928, human remains representing at least two individuals were 
removed from a cave located ``eight miles from Glendale in the 
direction of Moapa'' in Clark County, NV, by L.F. Herrick, who donated 
the human remains to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in the 
same year. No known individuals were identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a woven magenta wool cloth fragment.
     The circumstances of burial of the human remains in a cave 
identify the human remains as Native American. The presence of an 
associated funerary object of Euroamerican origin, the wool cloth 
fragment, dates the burials to post-European contact. Historical 
records and consultation evidence indicate that this area was inhabited 
by Paiute culture groups at the time of European contact. The current 
descendants of these groups are the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of 
the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute 
Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute 
Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian 
Tribe of Utah; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; and Shoshone-
Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho.
     Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of at least two 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the one object described above is 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the Native

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American human remains and the associated funerary object and the 
Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian 
Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian 
Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; San Juan Southern 
Paiute Tribe of Arizona; and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho.
     Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and the associated 
funerary object should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA 
Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of 
California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096, 
before August 22, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains and the 
associated funerary object to the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the 
Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians 
of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of 
the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of 
Utah; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; and Shoshone-Bannock 
Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
     The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las 
Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa 
River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; San Juan 
Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the 
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 12, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-18703 Filed 7-22-03; 8:45 am]

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