FR Doc E6-14468
[Federal Register: August 30, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 168)]
[Notices]               
[Page 51634-51635]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, CO and 
Colorado Historical Society, Denver, 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 control of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage 
Center, Dolores, CO, and in the possession of the Colorado Historical 
Society, Denver, CO. The human remains were removed from Cannonball 
Ruin (site 5MT338), Montezuma 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 in 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 in this notice.
    The human remains in this notice were previously published by the 
Colorado Historical Society in a Notice of Inventory Completion 
published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2004 (FR Doc 04-
25918, pages 68162-68169). After publication, the Colorado Historical 
Society determined that the human remains from Cannonball Ruin (site 
5MT338), Montezuma County, CO, were removed from Federal property and 
the U.S. Interior Department, Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi 
Heritage Center, Dolores, CO, has control of the human remains. A 
corrected Notice of Inventory Completion published by the Colorado 
Historical Society corrects the minimum number of individuals and 
deletes Cannonball Ruin (site 5MT338) from the November 23, 2004 
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains were made by the 
Colorado Historical Society professional staff on behalf the Bureau of 
Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center in consultation with 
representatives of Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai 
Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian 
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of

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Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, 
New Mexico & Utah; Paiute Indian Tribe of 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; Salt 
River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, 
Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, 
Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah 
& Ouray Reservation, Utah; 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; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; 
and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    In 1908, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Cannonball Ruin (site 5MT338), located near Yellow 
Jacket Canyon, Montezuma County, CO, by the Colorado Historical 
Society, the University of Colorado and the Archaeological Institute of 
America under the direction of Sylvanus Morley who was supervised by 
Edgar Hewett. In 1931, the human remains were transferred to the 
Colorado Historical Society by Carl E. Guthe and accessioned into the 
collection (Accession number O.6016.1). No known individual was 
identified. No known associated funerary objects are present.
    On the basis of archeological context, and architectural, ceramic 
and other types of artifactual evidence, site 5MT338 dates to the late 
Pueblo III period (A.D. 1220-1300). Based on geographical, 
archeological, anthropological, linguistic, historical, and oral 
tradition evidence there is a relationship of shared group identity 
that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains 
and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, 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 Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Clara, 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
    Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of one 
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Land 
Management Anasazi Heritage Center 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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, 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 Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Clara, 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.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Susan 
Thomas, Anasazi Heritage Center Curator and NAGPRA coordinator, Bureau 
of Land Management, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323, telephone 
(970) 882-5600, before September 29, 2006. Repatriation of the human 
remains to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, 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 Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, 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.
    The Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center is 
responsible for notifying Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell 
Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River 
Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Navajo 
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Paiute Indian Tribe of 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; 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe 
of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; 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; Ysleta del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 8, 2006.
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-14468 Filed 8-29-06; 8:45 am]

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