FR Doc 03-29766
[Federal Register: December 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 230)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Colorado College, Colorado 
Springs, CO

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 in the possession of The 
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. The human remains were removed 
from Adams County, CO.
    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 the 
Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by The Colorado 
College professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, 
New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of 
the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the 
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Pawnee Nation of 
Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and 
Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New 
Mexico & Utah.
    On August 7, 1985, human remains representing one individual were 
removed from private land approximately 8 miles east of Byers, Adams 
County, CO, by the Adams County Coroner's Office. After investigation 
determined that there was no forensic significance, the human remains 
were transported to The Colorado College Physical Anthropology 
Laboratory in Palmer Hall for curation and educational purposes 
(Accession no. CCO [xnum]85-321). In 1989, the human remains were moved 
to the Biological Anthropology Research Laboratory in Barnes Science 
Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present. Cranial morphology indicates that the remains are 
Native American.
    The map ``Indian Land Areas Judicially Established 1978'' includes 
Adams County in the land aboriginally occupied by the Cheyenne and 
Arapaho tribes. The map ``Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and 
Linguistic Stocks'' establishes the presence of the Arapaho and Ute 
tribes in the area at the time of contact. The Colorado Office of 
Archaeology and Historic Preservation map ``Estimated Tribal 
Territories in Colorado During the Late Nineteenth Century'' shows the 
presence of the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa tribes 
in all of eastern Colorado, including Adams County. The Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe map ``Original Ute Domain'' includes Adams County as a 
part of the original domain of the Ute. Official tribal representatives 
provided folklore, oral tradition, geographical, and historical 
evidence of cultural affiliation, all of which indicated that Adams 
County is a part of their traditional territory.
    Officials of The Colorado College have determined that, pursuant to 
25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (9-10), the human remains listed above represent 
the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of The Colorado College also 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 American human remains 
and the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche 
Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe 
of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Pawnee Nation of 
Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and 
Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New 
Mexico & Utah.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally

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affiliated with the human remains should contact Joyce Eastburg, Legal 
Assistant, The Colorado College, 14 East Cache La Poudre Street, 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903, telephone (719) 389-6703, before December 
31, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Colorado College is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; 
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort 
Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 24, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-29766 Filed 11-28-03; 8:45 am]

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