[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62839-62842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26164]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, 
Boulder, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Colorado Museum has completed an inventory 
of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, 
and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any 
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 
human remains may contact the University of Colorado Museum. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may 
occur if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the 
University of Colorado Museum at the address below by November 10, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of 
Colorado Museum, Campus Box 218, Boulder, CO 80309, telephone (303) 
492-6671.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 of the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human 
remains were removed from California.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University 
of Colorado Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, 
California; Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Augustine Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians, California; Barona Group of Capitan Grande 
Ban of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Bear 
River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Berry Creek Rancheria 
of Maidu Indians of California; Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; Big 
Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine 
Reservation, California; Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California; Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 
Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; Bridgeport 
Paiute Indian Colony of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk 
Indians of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian 
Colony of Oregon; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; Cachil 
DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the 
Colusa Rancheria, California; Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Cahto Indian 
Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cahuilla Band of 
Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; California 
Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Campo Reservation, California; Cedarville Rancheria, California; 
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California; 
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; 
Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cloverdale 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono 
Indians of California; Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado 
River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Confederated Tribes 
of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the 
Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of 
California; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Dry 
Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of 
Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Elk Valley 
Rancheria, California; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of 
California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Federated 
Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Fort Bidwell Indian Community 
of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute of the Fort Independence Reservation, California; 
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian 
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; 
Fort Mohave Indian Tribes of Arizona, California & Nevada; Greenville 
Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Grindstone Indian Rancheria 
of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria of 
California; Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hoopa Valley 
Tribe, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland 
Rancheria, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California; Inaja 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, 
California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria 
of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Jamul Indian Village of California; 
Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Karuk Tribe; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; La Jolla Band of Luiseno 
Indians, California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute 
Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Los Coyotes Band of 
Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians, California; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the 
Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; 
Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the 
Manchester-Point Arena

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Rancheria, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the 
Chico Rancheria, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; Middletown 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians 
of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Morongo Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians, California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono 
Indians of California; Northwest 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); Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the 
Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone of 
the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of 
the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pala 
Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California; 
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California; Pauma Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga 
Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, 
California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; 
Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Pit River Tribe, California 
(includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and 
Roaring Creek Rancherias); Potter Valley Tribe, California; Pyramid 
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Quartz 
Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; 
Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & 
Arizona; Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California; Redding Rancheria 
California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; 
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Resighini Rancheria, California; 
Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, 
California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round 
Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; San 
Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; San Manuel Band of Mission 
Indians, California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians; Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Santa Ynez Band of 
Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; 
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok 
Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; 
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Smith 
River Rancheria, California; Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, 
California; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian 
Rancheria, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; Table 
Mountain Rancheria of California; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone 
Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko 
Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band); Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla 
Indians, California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River 
Reservation, California; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the 
Tuolumne Rancheria of California; Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission 
Indians of California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn 
Rancheria of California; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton 
Paiute Reservation, California; Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan 
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California; 
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; 
Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California (Carson Colony, Dresslerville 
Colony, Woodfords Community, Stewart Community, & Washoe Ranches); 
Wiyot Tribe, California; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & 
Campbell Ranch, Nevada Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California; and Yurok 
Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California (herein after ``The 
Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from California by Joe Ben Wheat, the curator 
of anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum from 1953 to 1988. 
In November 2009, the human remains (a tooth) (TIN 0058) were found in 
the collection. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the University of Colorado Museum

    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined 
that:
     Based on the collecting history of Joe Ben Wheat, the 
human remains are Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of 
the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Fort 
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian 
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; 
Fort Mohave Indian Tribes of Arizona, California & Nevada; Kaibab Band 
of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Klamath 
Tribes, Oregon; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas 
Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River 
Indian Reservation, Nevada; 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); Paiute-Shoshone 
Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pit River Tribe, 
California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery 
Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias); Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the 
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian 
Reservation, California & Arizona; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; 
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; 
Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California (Carson Colony, Dresslerville 
Colony, Woodfords Community, Stewart Community, & Washoe Ranches); 
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, 
Nevada.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, California; 
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, California; Berry Creek 
Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley 
Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Big 
Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Big Valley Band of Pomo 
Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Bridgeport Paiute 
Indian Colony of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of 
California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the

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Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; 
California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of 
Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; 
Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona and California; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde 
Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, 
Oregon; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo 
Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Enterprise Rancheria 
of Maidu Indians of California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone 
Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; 
Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; 
Hoopa Valley Tribe, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the 
Hopland Rancheria, California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of 
California; Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Kaibab 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, 
California; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, 
California; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian 
Colony, Nevada; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians, 
California; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, 
Nevada; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena 
Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian 
Reservation, Nevada; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; Mooretown Rancheria of 
Maidu Indians of California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, 
California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; 
Northwest 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); Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone of the Fallon Reservation and 
Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of 
the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pala Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of the Pala Reservation, California; Paskenta Band of Nomlaki 
Indians of California; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the 
Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Picayune Rancheria of 
Chukchansi Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; 
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; 
Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & 
Arizona; Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California; Redwood Valley Rancheria 
of Pomo Indians of California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians 
of the San Manuel Reservation, California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley 
Reservation, California; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; San 
Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa 
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Santa Rosa 
Band of Cahuilla Indians; Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of 
California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; 
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria 
(Verona Tract), California; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Smith River Rancheria, California; Soboba Band of 
Luiseno Indians, California; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Table 
Mountain Rancheria of California; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone 
Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko 
Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band); Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla 
Indians, California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River 
Reservation, California; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the 
Tuolumne Rancheria of California; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the 
Benton Paiute Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the 
Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California 
(Carson Colony, Dresslerville Colony, Woodfords Community, Stewart 
Community, & Washoe Ranches); and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the 
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.
     Other credible lines of evidence indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
object were removed is the aboriginal land of the Alturas Indian 
Rancheria, California; Barona Group of Capitan Grande Ban of Mission 
Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Bear River Band of 
Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; 
Blue Lake Rancheria, California; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 
California; Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian 
Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian Tribe of 
the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians 
of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Campo Reservation, California; Cedarville Rancheria, 
California; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, 
California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, 
California; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Elk 
Valley Rancheria, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Fort 
Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; 
Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute of the Fort Independence 
Reservation, California; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of 
California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel Pomo of 
Upper Lake, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California; Inaja 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, 
California; Jamul Indian Village of California; Karuk Tribe; La Posta 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, 
California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of 
California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita 
Reservation, California; Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the Chico Rancheria, 
California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa 
Grande Reservation, California; Potter Valley Tribe, California; Quartz 
Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; 
Redding Rancheria California; Resighini Rancheria California; San 
Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; Susanville 
Indian Rancheria, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; 
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California; United Auburn 
Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria or California; Viejas (Baron 
Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California; Wiyot Tribe, California; Yocha Dehe Wintun 
Nation, California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, 
California.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
above

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represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa 
Rancheria, California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of Colorado 
Museum, Campus Box 218, Boulder, CO 80309, telephone (303) 492-6671, 
before November 10, 2011. Disposition of the human remains to the Santa 
Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying The 
Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 3, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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