[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28074-28075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11827]

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]

Notice of Inventory Completion: Utah Museum of Natural History, 
Salt Lake City, UT

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 Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, UT. The 
human remains were removed from Snow Canyon State Park, Washington 
County, UT.
    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 Utah 
Museum of Natural History professional staff and a report sent to 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, 
Nevada and Utah; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah 
(Washakie); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh 
Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of 
Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes); Skull Valley Band of Goshute 
Indians of Utah; and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah, on January 15, 2010. Consultation took place with 
the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah, 
and Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.
    In 1985, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, UT, by 
hikers and reposited by Anasazi State Park. The human remains were 
transferred to the Utah Museum of Natural History and accessioned into 
the collections in 1997. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The result of an osteological analysis indicates that the 
individual is Native American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the 
geographical location of the burial it has been determined that the 
individual was likely a member of the Shivwits Band of the Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah, who inhabited this area

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during the protohistoric and contact periods.
    Officials of the Utah Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Utah Museum of Natural History 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 the Shivwits Band of the Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Duncan 
Metcalfe, Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 E. Presidents Circle, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84112, telephone (801) 581-3876, before June 13, 
2011. Repatriation of the human remains to the Shivwits Band of the 
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Utah Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; 
Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian 
Tribe of Utah; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; and the 
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah, that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-11827 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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