FR Doc E7-10717
[Federal Register: June 4, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 106)]
[Notices]               
[Page 30826]
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: Colorado Archaeological Society, 
Denver Chapter, 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 
Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter, Denver, CO. The human 
remains were removed from Jefferson 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 
Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter that has control of the 
Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    The Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter is a private, 
non-profit organization that has not received federal funding and is 
not legally associated with any museum or other institution that falls 
under the purview of NAGPRA. The Colorado Archaeological Society, 
Denver Chapter proposes to repatriate a minimum of seven individuals to 
the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New 
Mexico & Utah.
    Between 1974 and 1984, human remains representing a minimum of 
seven individuals were removed from sites 5JF52, 5JF48, 5JF211, and 
5JF321 in Jefferson County, CO, during archeological investigations by 
the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter. No known 
individuals were identified. The associated funerary objects identified 
with the human remains have previously been repatriated.
    The morphologic characteristics of the human remains are consistent 
with Native American lineage. The contexts of the burials suggest 
affiliation to the Middle to Late Archaic Periods (B.C. 3000 to 200 
A.D.). Radiocarbon dates on charcoal found in association with the 
burials supports this time frame. During consultation, representatives 
of the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, 
New Mexico & Utah considered the human remains to be ancestral to them. 
Based on archeological context, morphology, geography, and tribal 
consultation, the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter 
reasonably believes the human remains to be culturally affiliated with 
the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New 
Mexico & Utah.
    Officials of the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of seven 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Colorado 
Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter 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 Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
William Hammond, 635 S. Alton Way 12C, Denver, CO 80247, 
telephone (720) 532-0512, before July 5, 2007. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed after date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter is responsible 
for notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort 
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the 
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of 
Oklahoma; Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian 
Reservation, Arizona and California; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow 
Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower 
Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the 
State of Minnesota; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine 
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie 
Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe 
of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, 
Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Skull 
Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux 
Community, Minnesota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-10717 Filed 6-1-07; 8:45 am]

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