FR Doc E9-5336[Federal Register: March 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 47)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects from Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise 
Counties in the Control of the Coronado National Forest, United States 
Forest Service, Tucson, AZ; 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 Agriculture, Forest 
Service, Coronado National Forest, Tucson, AZ, and in the possession of 
the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, 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.
    This notice corrects the number of sites where Native American 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed, increases 
the minimum number of Native American individuals and associated 
funerary objects from those sites, and also amends the determination of 
shared group relationships in a Notice of Inventory Completion 
published in the Federal Register (63 FR 49025-49026, September 18, 
1997). Since publication of the notice, Native American human remains 
and associated funerary objects were found to be removed during the 
ANAMAX-Rosemont Project from an additional site, and an additional 118 
Native American individuals and 1,213 associated funerary objects were 
discovered in the Arizona State Museum collections.

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    The notice published in the Federal Register (63 FR 49025-49026, 
September 18, 1997) is corrected by substituting paragraphs 7-9 with 
the following:
    Between 1979 and 1980, human remains representing 193 individuals 
were recovered from 11 prehistoric sites within the ANAMAX-Rosemont 
Project in the Santa Rita Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Pima 
County, AZ, during legally authorized excavations by the Arizona State 
Museum, University of Arizona. No known individuals were identified. 
The 1,318 associated funerary objects include ceramic bowls and jars; 
pottery sherds; shell, bone and turquoise ornaments; bone and stone 
tools; projectile point and groundstone.
    Based on architecture, material culture and site organization, the 
11 sites within the ANAMAX-Rosemont Project have been identified as 
Pre-Classic Hohokam village occupations dating between A.D. 450 and 
1150. Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology and 
architecture indicate the affiliation of Hohokam sites in the area of 
the ANAMAX-Rosemont Project with present-day O'odham cultures. The oral 
traditions of the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila 
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O'odham 
Nation, Arizona, support the cultural affiliation of these four Indian 
tribes with Hohokam sites in this area of southeastern Arizona. The 
oral traditions of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico indicate some cultural ties or relationships to 
certain portions of southeastern Arizona in the late Post-Classic 
Period (A.D. 1300-1450). While the Hopi Tribe and Zuni Tribe have 
cultural ties to certain portions of southeastern Arizona in the late 
Pre-Classic Period, the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak 
Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the 
Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O'odham 
Nation, Arizona have a closer cultural relationship and affiliation 
with these Pre-Classic Period sites within the ANAMAX-Rosemont Project.
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Coronado National Forest have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of 193 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of 
the Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Coronado National Forest also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 1,318 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 Officials of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado National Forest 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 Ak-Chin 
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arziona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham 
Nation, Arizona; 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 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 April 13, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; 
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado 
National Forest is responsible for notifying the Ak-Chin Indian 
Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila 
River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the 
Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: February 4, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-5336 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]

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