[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 107 (Monday, June 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32989-32990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13459]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10172; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and University of Denver 
Department 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 in the control of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and 
in the possession of the Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage 
Center, Dolores, CO. The human remains were removed from Dolores 
County, CO.
    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 Notice of Inventory Completion published 
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest in the 
Federal Register (73 FR 49485-49486, August 21, 2008). The same human 
remains in this notice were the subject of two other notices published 
by the University of Denver Department of Anthropology in the Federal 
Register (66 FR 51472-51474, October 9, 2001, stating that the human 
remains were under the control of the University of Denver Department 
of Anthropology; and 73 FR 62533-62535, October 21, 2008, correcting 
the first notice and stating that the human remains were under the 
control of the San Juan National Forest). The U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that there is a cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. A 
detailed reassessment of the human remains was conducted by Bureau of 
Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center staff, on behalf of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, in consultation 
with the Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian 
Reservation, Arizona and California; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla 
Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo 
of Santo Domingo); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah; Ohkay 
Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, 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; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians 
of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, 
New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe 
of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

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    In the Federal Register (73 FR 49486, August 21, 2008), paragraph 
numbers 4-6 are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs:
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual (catalog numbers DU6015 and DU6066) were collected from the 
Dove Creek area in Dolores County, CO, by an unknown person. In 1943, 
the remains were found in the office of Mr. Lee A. Brown, an employee 
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, by Mr. Fred R. 
Johnson, also a Forest Service employee. The remains were donated by 
Mr. Johnson to Dr. E.B. Renaud of the University of Denver Department 
of Anthropology. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present. Dr. Renaud, and laboratory assistant 
David DeHarport, analyzed the remains in 1943, and determined that they 
were Ancestral Puebloan based on the occipital deformation, tooth-wear, 
and reported origin from southwestern Colorado.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, has 
reviewed all available documentation relating to the human remains, 
including the research report prepared by the University of Denver 
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology for the original 
Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (66 FR 
51472-51474, October 9, 2001), and has concluded that the human remains 
were removed from a location in southwest Colorado extensively occupied 
by the Ancestral Puebloans for approximately 800 years. In conjunction 
with the original analysis and based on the preponderance of the 
evidence, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest 
has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and present-day Indian tribes who are the descendants of the 
Ancestral Puebloans in southwestern Colorado.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan 
National Forest

    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National 
Forest have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Ohkay Owingeh, 
New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, 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 Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Julie 
Coleman, Heritage Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, 15 Burnett 
Ct., Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 385-1250 before July 5, 2012. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Ohkay 
Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, 
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 Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The San Juan National Forest is responsible for notifying the 
Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona and California; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, 
New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of Santo 
Domingo); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, 
New Mexico (formerly Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, 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; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of 
Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, 
New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe 
of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 30, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-13459 Filed 6-1-12; 8:45 am]
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