FR Doc 2010-23426[Federal Register: September 20, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 181)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Pioneer Historical Society of 
Bent County, Las Animas, 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 
Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, Las Animas, CO. The human 
remains were removed from unknown locations.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Pioneer 
Historical Society of Bent County professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of 
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; Crow Tribe of Montana; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest 
County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation, 
Wisconsin; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; 
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kickapoo 
Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kiowa Indian Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne 
Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Ohkay 
Owinegh, New Mexico; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Osage Nation, Oklahoma; 
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; 
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, 
Kansas; 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; Sac & 
Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in 
Kansas & Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Three Affiliated 
Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe 
of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Winnebago Tribe of 
Nebraska; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico.
    On unknown dates, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from unknown locations possibly by B.F. 
Jackson. Jackson later donated them to the Pioneer Historical Society 
of Bent County (catalog number O 1298). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are more likely than not Native American based on 

biological information obtained through a non-destructive osteological 
study.
    Officials of the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Lastly, officials of the Pioneer Historical 
Society of Bent County have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot reasonably be 
traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day 
Indian tribe.
    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific 
actions for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. 
In October 2009, the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County 
requested that the Review Committee recommend disposition of four 
culturally unidentifiable human remains and associated funerary objects 
to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma. The Arapahoe Tribe of the 
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Forest 
County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Iowa 
Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; and Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, wrote letters in 
support of the disposition to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma. The Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, testified in support of the disposition to 
the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma, before the Review Committee 
during the May 15-16, 2008, meeting. Furthermore, none of the Indian 
tribes consulted objected to the determination of the "culturally 
unidentifiable" status by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent 
County and the disposition to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma.
    The Review Committee considered the proposal at its October 30-31, 
2009, meeting and recommended the disposition of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma. The Secretary of the Interior independently reviewed the 
recommendation. A June 3, 2010, letter from the Designated Federal 
Officer, writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, 
transmitted the authorization for the Pioneer Historical Society of 
Bent County to effect disposition of the physical remains of two of the 
culturally unidentifiable individuals to the Cheyenne and Arapaho 
Tribes, Oklahoma, contingent on the publication of a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that 
requirement.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Kathryn 
Finau, Project Coordinator, Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, 
PO Box 68, Las Animas,

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CO 81045, telephone (719) 469-8818, before October 20, 2010. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County is responsible for 
notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; 
Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow 
Tribe of Montana; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hannahville 
Indian Community, Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation, Wisconsin; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the 
Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Kickapoo 
Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, 
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Ohkay Owinegh, New Mexico; Omaha 
Tribe of Nebraska; Osage Nation, Oklahoma; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians 
of Oklahoma; Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; 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; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi 
in Iowa; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas & Nebraska; Sac & Fox 
Nation, Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Ysleta Del 
Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 10, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-23426 Filed 9-17-10; 8:45 am]
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