FR Doc 2011-7319[Federal Register: March 29, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 60)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society 
(History Colorado), 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 possession and 
control of the Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado), Denver, 
CO. The human remains were removed from Howiri Ruin (LA 71), Taos 
County, NM.
    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 Colorado 
Historical Society (History Colorado) professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Navajo 
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; 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 Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, 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. The Kew Pueblo, New Mexico (formerly the 
Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; and Pueblo of 
San Felipe, New Mexico, were contacted for consultation purposes, but 
did not attend the consultation meetings.
    In 1958, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Howiri Ruin (LA 71), in Taos County, NM, by J.H. 
Gerault and Eugene Stigall. The remains were donated to the Huerfano 
County Museum in Colorado. In November 1989, the individual was 
transferred to the Colorado Historical Society. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Howiri Ruin is a large 15th century multi-storied Pueblo village 
near Ojo Caliente, NM. In 1958, Howiri Ruin had multiple owners, 
including private citizens and the State of New Mexico. It is not known 
if the individual was removed from private or public land within Howiri 
Ruin. Colorado Historical Society has accepted NAGPRA responsibilities 
for this individual. Osteological analysis by Colorado State University 
confirmed that the remains are of a Native American infant. Oral 
tradition and archeological evidence indicate the site was occupied by 
ancestors of present-day Northern Tewa-speaking Pueblos.
    Officials of the Colorado Historical Society have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Colorado Historical Society also have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that there is a relationship 
of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
Native American human remains and the Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; and Pueblo of 
Tesuque, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian Tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Bridget 
Ambler, Curator of Material Culture, Colorado Historical Society 
(History Colorado), 1560 Broadway, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202, 
telephone (303) 866-2303, before April 28, 2011. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; and Pueblo of Tesuque, New 
Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado) is responsible 
for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico; 
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; 
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 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, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 23, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-7319 Filed 3-28-11; 8:45 am]
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