[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 247 (Friday, December 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80401-80402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32946]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Department 
of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, 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 University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains 
and cultural items were removed from Maricopa County or Pinal County, 
AZ.
    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 National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects for 
the Hill Ruin and Gila Plain Sites.
    In the Federal Register (66 FR 55957-55958, Monday, November 5, 
2001) paragraph number four is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Around 1925, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Hill Ruin Site in either Maricopa or Pinal 
County, AZ, by archeologist Frank Midvale. At an unknown date, the 
remains were transferred to Fallis F. Rees, who donated them to the 
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology in 1967. No known individuals were identified. The 283 
associated funerary objects are: 1 Sacaton Red-on-Buff bowl, 1 Sacaton 
Red-on-Buff bowl fragment, 280 Sacaton phase and Santa Cruz phase 
projectile points, and 1 lot of calcined shell beads strung on twine.
    Paragraph number six is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown site in the Gila Plain, in 
either Maricopa or Pinal County, AZ, by an unknown person. The remains 
were cremated and are in fragmentary condition. At an unknown date, the 
remains came into the possession of Fallis F. Rees, who donated them to 
the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology in 1967. No known individuals were identified. The eight 
associated funerary objects are: 1 plainware ``cremation'' bowl, 1 
``cremation'' olla, 2 buff ceramic rim sherds, 1 piece of cut and 
decorated mica, 1 shell fragment, 1 possible shell bracelet, and 1 lot 
of fragmented faunal remains.
    Paragraph number ten is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Officials of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology 
and Museum of Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1), the human remains listed 
above represent the physical remains of, at minimum, two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(2), the 291 objects listed 
above 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.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(e), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the 
Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa 
Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham 
Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico (herein after referred to as ``The Tribes'').
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Anne Amati, NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar, 
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology, 2000 E Asbury Ave. Sturm Hall 146, Denver,

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CO 80208, telephone (303) 871-2687, before January 23, 2012. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
The Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated December 20, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-32946 Filed 12-22-11; 8:45 am]
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