FR Doc E8-18693[Federal Register: August 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 157)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ and Arizona 
State University, School of Evolution and Social Change, Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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    Notice is here given in accordance with of 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 Agriculture, Forest 
Service, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ, and in the possession 
of the Arizona State University, School of Evolution and Social Change 
(formerly Department of Anthropology), Tempe, AZ. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Yavapai County, AZ.
    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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Coconino 
National Forest and Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution 
and Social Change professional staffs in consultation with 
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from site AZ

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O:05:0129, Yavapai County, AZ, by unknown individuals. In 1958, the 
human remains were donated to the Arizona State University by Edward 
Dick. No known individual was identified. The eight associated funerary 
objects are one necklace, three bead anklets, three pieces of cloth, 
and one reed.
    Site AZ O:05:0129 is a cave site, in the Verde River Valley and 
located near Camp Verde, AZ. Characteristics of material culture 
indicate that the site is associated with the archeologically-defined 
Sinagua culture (central Arizona), dating to A.D. 650-1400. The Sinagua 
culture is considered to be ancestral to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. 
Oral traditions presented by representatives of the Hopi Tribe support 
cultural affiliation.
    Officials of the Coconino National Forest in consultation with 
officials of Arizona State University 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 Coconino National Forest in consultation with 
officials of Arizona State University also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the eight objects described above 
are 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 Coconino National Forest 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 associated funerary 
objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, 
Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 842-3238, before September 12, 
2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Coconino National Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 8, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-18693 Filed 8-12-08; 8:45 am]

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