FR Doc 2010-2014[Federal Register: February 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 20)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society, 
Denver, CO; 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 possession of the Colorado Historical Society, Denver, 
CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
known and unknown locations in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
    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

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National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this 
notice.
    This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects from 
345 to 451, and the minimum number of individuals from 361 to 373, in a 
Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (69 FR 
68162-68169, November 23, 2004).
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68163, 
paragraph number 2 is corrected by the addition of one associated 
funerary object, and by substituting the following paragraph:
    Prior to 1890, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed by Richard Wetherill, Al Wetherill, and 
Charlie Mason from unidentified sites in the Mesa Verde area, Montezuma 
County, CO. The human remains (O.701.1, O.2249.1) were initially sold 
to Charles McLoyd, who sold the collection to the Colorado Historical 
Society in 1890. No known individuals were identified. One associated 
funerary object, O.247.1, a black-on-white ceramic plate, is present. 
Cranial morphology is consistent with physical features common to 
Ancient Puebloan populations. Ancient Puebloan occupation of the Mesa 
Verde area dates from approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68163, 
paragraph number 6 is corrected by deleting one individual and two 
associated funerary objects, and by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Prior to 1892, human remains representing a minimum of 21 
individuals were removed by either Arthur Wilmarth or Al and Richard 
Wetherill from the Mesa Verde area in Montezuma County, CO. The human 
remains (O.680.1, O.683.1, O.690.1, O.713.1, O.715.1, O.721.1, O.722.1, 
O.1731.1, O.1733.2, O.1734.1, O.1735.1, O.1736.1, O.1741.1, O.735.1, 
O.673.1, O.674.1, O.676.1, O.2252.1, O.2267.1, O.6017.1, UHR.171) were 
accessioned by the Colorado Historical Society in 1892. The 10 
associated funerary objects (O.432.1, O.285.1, O.1733.3, O.1733.1, 
O.1729.1, O.1736.1.b, O.188.2, O.1741.1.b, O.7405.45, O.935.1) are a 
black-on-white ceramic mug, two black-on-white ceramic bowls, a black-
on-white ceramic pitcher, a cotton shirt, a buckskin shirt, a feather 
blanket, and three single sandals. The original provenience within the 
Mesa Verde region from which these human remains were removed is 
unknown. Arthur Wilmarth, Al and Richard Wetherill and D.W. Ayers 
excavated numerous sites in the Mesa Verde area (including Tower House, 
Balcony House, Cliff Palace, Mug House, Mummy House, Step House, and 
Spruce Tree House) at different times. Items recovered from earlier 
excavations led by the Wetherills were sold to Charles McLoyd, who sold 
the collection to the Colorado Historical Society in 1890. Later 
excavations led by Arthur Wilmarth were funded by the Colorado State 
Legislature and items from the excavations were displayed at the 
Columbian Exposition at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. These items 
were transferred to the Colorado Historical Society later the same 
year. Cranial morphology is consistent with physical features common to 
Ancient Puebloan populations. Ancient Puebloan occupation of the Mesa 
Verde area generally dates from approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68164, 
paragraph number 2 is corrected by deleting one associated funerary 
ojbect, and by substituting the following paragraph:
    Prior to 1893, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were removed by either Arthur Wilmarth or Al and Richard 
Wetherill from Mummy House (5MV524), Montezuma County, CO. It is likely 
that these individuals were removed during excavations funded by the 
Colorado State Legislature and led by Wilmarth, along with the 
Wetherill brothers and D.W. Ayers, to develop an exhibit for the 
Columbian Exposition at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and the 
individuals were transferred to the Colorado Historical Society that 
same year (O.714.1, O.1732.1, O.1737.1 [1-2]). The five associated 
funerary objects (O.4903.1.a-e) are a feather blanket, cotton cloth, a 
piece of cotton twine, a hide, and one wooden object. Cranial 
morphology is consistent with physical features common to Ancient 
Puebloan populations. Cultural items associated with the burials are 
diagnostic of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Ancient 
Puebloan occupation of the Mesa Verde area generally dates from 
approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68164, 
paragraph number 3 is corrected by adding two individuals, and by 
substituting the following paragraph:
    In the early 1900s, human remains representing a minimum of three 
individuals were removed by the family of Mrs. Margery Stanley from an 
unknown location in Arizona. The human remains (OAHP Case Number 211) 
were transferred by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner to the 
Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP, part of 
the Colorado Historical Society) in 2003. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Cranial 
morphology is consistent with physical features common to Ancient 
Puebloan populations. Ancient Puebloan sites in the southwestern United 
States generally date between approximately 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68164, 
paragraph number 8 is corrected by deleting one individual, and by 
substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1928 and 1929, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were removed by Paul Martin from Little Dog Ruin (site 
5MT13403), Montezuma County, CO. The human remains (O.2233.1, O.2234.1, 
O.2235.1, O.2236.1) were accessioned by the Colorado Historical Society 
in 1929. No known individual was identified. The three associated 
funerary objects (O.2159.1, O.2233.B, O.2233.C) are a black-on-white 
bowl, a basket fragment, and a pine needle brush. Cranial morphology is 
consistent with physical features common to Ancient Puebloan 
populations. The cultural items associated with the burials are 
diagnostic of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Occupation of 
Little Dog Ruin dates to the Pueblo III period, from approximately A.D. 
1140 to 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68165, 
paragraph number 3 is corrected by deleting one associated funerary 
object, and by substituting the following paragraph:
    Prior to 1930, human remains representing a minimum of three 
individuals were removed by Jean A. Jeancon and Frank H.H. Roberts from 
unidentified sites on Stollsteimer Mesa, Archuleta County, CO. The 
human remains (O.2240.1, O.2241.1, O.2242.1) were accessioned by the 
Colorado Historical Society in 1930. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Cranial 
morphology is consistent with physical features common to Ancient 
Puebloan populations. Ancient Puebloan occupation of Stollsteimer Mesa 
generally dates from approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68165, 
paragraph number 5 is corrected by deleting one individual and adding 
one associated funerary object, and by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    In 1935, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals 
were removed by Harold Westesen from an unknown location on Dove Creek, 
Dolores County, CO. Mr. Westesen donated the human remains (O.7359.1,

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O.7360.1.A, O.7360.2, O.7360.3, O.7360.4.A, O.7360.4.B) to the Montrose 
Chamber of Commerce, who transferred them to the Colorado Historical 
Society in 1956. No known individuals were identified. The two 
associated funerary objects (O.7359.18 & 19), a black-on-white ceramic 
sherd and a red-on-brown ceramic sherd are present. Cranial morphology 
is consistent with physical features common to Ancient Puebloan 
populations. The cultural items associated with the burials are 
diagnostic of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Ancient 
Puebloan occupation of the Dove Creek area generally dates from 
approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68165, 
paragraph number 7 is corrected by deleting one individual, and by 
substituting the following paragraph:
    Prior to 1944, human remains representing a minimum of 133 
individuals were removed by avocational collector James Mellinger from 
unspecified sites in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, or Utah. Mr. 
Mellinger donated the human remains to the Colorado Historical Society 
between 1944 and 1951 (CHS accession numbers 78.98.1, 3-10, 13-17, 19, 
21-22, 24-35, 38-39, 42-45, 48-51, 53-70, 72-80, 82-96, 98-100; 
78.99.2-21, 23-49; JS.2; O.1728.1). No known individuals were 
identified. The one associated funerary object (O.1728.3) is a woven 
mat. Mr. Mellinger is known to have collected primarily in the Four 
Corners region of the southwestern United States. The morphology of the 
human remains is consistent with physical features common to Ancient 
Puebloan populations. The cultural item associated with the burials is 
diagnostic of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Ancient 
Puebloan occupation of the southwestern United States generally dates 
from approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68167, 
paragraph number 5 is corrected by changing the excavator and one site 
number, and the addition of three associated funerary objects and 15 
individuals, by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1993, human remains representing a minimum of 21 individuals 
were removed by SWCA Environmental Consultants from sites 5MT9168, 
5MT9343, 5MT11861, and 5MT7522, Montezuma County, CO. Originally, six 
individuals (OAHP Case Number 88) were transferred to the Colorado 
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP, part of the 
Colorado Historical Society) in 1993 by James Hummert. The removal was 
done pursuant to a state permit. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects were present. In 2007, human remains 
representing 15 additional individuals (OAHP Case Number 237) were 
transferred by SWCA Environmental Consultants from site 5MT7522. They 
had been excavated in 1993, but had been overlooked until 2007. No 
known individuals were identified. Three associated funerary objects 
were identified and transferred. The three associated funerary objects 
are two groundstone artifacts and one lot of ceramic sherds making up a 
Mancos black-on-white bowl. Cranial morphology is consistent with 
physical features common to Ancient Puebloan populations. Cultural 
items associated with the burials are diagnostic of Ancient Puebloan 
technological traditions. Occupation of site 5MT7522 dates from the 
Basketmaker III to the Pueblo II period, from approximately A.D. 450 to 
A.D. 1050.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68167, 
paragraph number 9 is corrected by deleting two individuals and adding 
100 sherds to the number of associated funerary objects, by 
substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1995, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed by Fort Lewis College from site 5LP117, La Plata County, 
CO. The human remains (OAHP Case Number 112) were transferred to the 
Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP, part of 
the Colorado Historical Society) in 1995. The removal was done pursuant 
to a state permit. No known individual was identified. The 116 
associated funerary objects are one lot (115) of ceramic sherds 
(grayware, black-on-white ware, Fugitive Redware black-on-white and 
Fugitive Redware) and one tubular bone bead. Cranial morphology is 
consistent with physical features common to Ancient Puebloan 
populations. Cultural items associated with the burials are diagnostic 
of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Occupation of site 5LP117 
dates to the Basketmaker II /III, from approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 
750.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68168, 
paragraph number 5 is corrected by adding one individual and one lot of 
ceramic sherds, by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1998, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals 
were removed by La Plata Archaeological Consultants from site 5LP425, 
La Plata County, CO. The human remains (OAHP Case Number 139) were 
transferred to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic 
Preservation (OAHP, part of the Colorado Historical Society) in 1999. 
The removal was done pursuant to a state permit. No known individual 
was identified. Associated funerary objects consist of one lot (190) of 
ceramic sherds (grayware and whiteware). Cranial morphology is 
consistent with physical features common to Ancient Puebloan 
populations. The cultural items associated with the burials are 
diagnostic of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Occupation of 
site 5LP425 dates from approximately 1000 B.C. to A.D. 750.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68168, 
paragraph number 10 is corrected by deleting one individual and adding 
two objects, by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1998 and 1999, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were removed by Complete Archaeological Services from Stix 
and Leaves Pueblo (site 5MT11555), Montezuma County, CO. The human 
remains (OAHP Case Number 161) were transferred to the Colorado Office 
of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP, part of the Colorado 
Historical Society) in 2002. Excavations at Stix and Leaves Pueblo were 
conducted pursuant to a state permit. At the time of removal, site 
5MT11555 was located on private land. No known individuals were 
identified. Associated funerary objects consist of two perforated dog 
canines, possibly earrings. Cranial morphology is consistent with 
physical features common to Ancient Puebloan populations. Occupation of 
Stix and Leaves Pueblo dates to the Pueblo I-II periods, from 
approximately A.D. 750 to 1300.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68168, 
paragraph number 11 is corrected by changing the years of excavation 
and the name of the site, and deletes two individuals and two 
associated funerary objects, by substituting the following paragraph:
    Between 1998 and 2002, human remains representing a minimum of 26 
individuals were removed by staff from Fort Lewis College from the 
Darkmold Site (5LP4991), La Plata County, CO. Excavations at the 
Darkmold Site were conducted pursuant to a state permit. At the time of 
removal, site 5LP4991 was located on private land. The human remains 
and associated funerary objects (OAHP Case Number 156) were transferred 
to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP, 
part of the Colorado Historical Society) between 1999 and 2004. No

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known individuals were identified. The 111 associated funerary objects 
are 84 Olivella beads, 5 Haliotis pendants, 1 chlorite schist pipe, 1 
chlorite schist pendant, 2 bone beads, 3 bone awls, 1 biface, 1 bone 
tool, 1 utilized flake, 2 lithic cores, 1 lithic tool, 2 manos, 1 
lithic chopper, 1 shell, 4 shell beads, and 1 projectile point. Cranial 
morphology is consistent with physical features of Ancient Puebloan 
populations. Cultural items associated with the burials are diagnostic 
of Ancient Puebloan technological traditions. Occupation of the 
Darkmold Site dates to the Basketmaker II period, from 1000 B.C. to 
A.D. 500.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68169, 
paragraph number 2 is corrected by adding one individual and one 
associated funerary object, by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 2000, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed by staff from Fort Lewis College from site 5LP5980, La 
Plata County, CO. The human remains (OAHP Case Number 183) were 
transferred to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic 
Preservation (OAHP, part of the Colorado Historical Society) in 2002. 
Excavations at site 5LP5980 were conducted pursuant to a state permit. 
At the time of removal, site 5LP5980 was located on private land. No 
known individual was identified. The four associated funerary objects 
consist of three small gray ceramic pots and one deer scapula hoe. 
Cranial morphology is consistent with physical features common to 
Ancient Puebloan populations. Occupation of site 5LP5980 dates to the 
Basketmaker II/III period, from approximately 1500 B.C. to A.D. 750.
    In the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 68169, 
paragraph number 3 is corrected by adding two individuals and three 
associated funerary objects, by substituting the following paragraph:
     In 2003, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed by Charles Wheeler from site 5LP7347 on the grounds of 
Fort Lewis College, La Plata County, CO. The human remains (OAHP Case 
Number 208) were transferred to the Colorado Office of Archaeology and 
Historic Preservation (OAHP, part of the Colorado Historical Society) 
in 2003. No known individual was identified. Three associated funerary 
objects consist of one metate, one metate fragment and one piece of 
fire-cracked rock. Occupation of 5LP7347 dates to the Basketmaker II/
III period, from approximately 1500 B.C. to A.D.750.
    Finally, in the Federal Register of November 23, 2004, at page 
68169, paragraph 8 is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Determinations. Under 25 U.S.C. 3003, museum officials have 
determined that the human remains represent the physical remains of 373 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Museum officials determined 
that the 451 cultural items 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. Museum officials determined that 
the human remains and associated funerary objects are culturally 
affiliated with the Indian tribes listed in Summary.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Sheila Goff, NAGPRA Liaison, Colorado Historical 
Society, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone number (303) 866-
4531, before March 3, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and the 
associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Ohkay 
Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); 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 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; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Colorado Historical Society is responsible for notifying the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian Community 
of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, 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; Ohkay Owingeh, New 
Mexico; 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 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: November 25, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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