FR Doc 05-10802
[Federal Register: June 1, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 104)]
[Notices]               
[Page 31521-31522]
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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 Control of the Aztec Ruins 
National Monument, National Park Service, Aztec, NM; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National 
Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM. These human 
remains and cultural items were removed from sites within and near 
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM.
    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 in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
Superintendent, Aztec Ruins National Monument.
    This notice corrects the number of human remains reported in a 
notice of inventory completion published in the Federal Register on 
October 2, 1998. A recent analysis of items from a portion of the Aztec 
Ruins National Monument collection identified a single bone as being 
human. The remains had been identified as non-human during previous 
examination. The human remains are culturally affiliated with the same 
tribes as described in the original notice.
    In the Federal Register of October 2, 1998, FR Doc. 98-26418, pages 
53098 - 53100, two paragraphs are inserted and one paragraph is 
corrected as follows:
    The following two paragraphs are inserted after paragraph 12:
    In 1983, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were recovered from room 221 in the West Ruin, located within park 
boundaries, during a legally authorized excavation in conjunction with 
stabilization work. No known individual was identified. No funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on dendrochronology of the West Ruin and on cross dating of 
associated ceramic sherds, these human remains date to the Pueblo III 
period (circa A.D. 1100-1300).
    Paragraph 27 is corrected by replacing the first sentence of the 
paragraph with the following sentence:
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the National 
Park Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10 (d)(1), the 
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 126 
individuals of Native American ancestry.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dennis 
Carruth, Superintendent, Aztec Ruins National Monument, 84 County Road 
2900, Aztec, NM 87410, telephone (505) 334-6174, before July 1, 2005. 
Repatriation of these human remains to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 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

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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; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    Aztec Ruins National Monument is responsible for notifying the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona 
(formerly the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort 
McDowell Indian Reservation); Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, 
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 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; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache 
Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 20, 2005.
Paul Hoffman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 05-10802 Filed 5-31-05; 8:45 am]

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