[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 68825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27947]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11439; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Casa Grande Ruins 
National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ; 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, 
AZ. The human remains and cultural items were removed from 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 
Superintendent, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and 
associated funerary objects for a Notice of Inventory Completion 
previously published in the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 
1996). A reassessment of the inventory prior to repatriation revealed 
that some of the human remains and cultural items were removed from 
tribal lands prior to 1979 and were therefore not in the possession or 
control of the National Park Service. The U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs asserted control over the human 
remains and associated funerary objects from tribal land in 2012 and 
will publish a Notice of Inventory Completion addressing those remains 
and objects.
    In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), paragraphs 
three through five are corrected by substituting the following 
paragraphs:

    The Monument's collection of human remains represents a minimum 
of 54 Native American individuals and 55 associated funerary objects 
recovered from Hohokam sites within the Monument.
    Human remains recovered from Hohokam sites dating between 975-
1400 A.D. within the Monument boundaries comprise a minimum of 31 
individuals. No known individuals were identified. The 36 associated 
funerary objects are 21 jars, 5 bowls, 2 pitchers, 7 sherds, and 1 
jar cover.
    In addition, cremations, burials, and incomplete lots of human 
bone representing a minimum of 23 individuals whose archeological 
context are unknown have also been classified as Hohokam, primarily 
dating to the Classic Period (1150-1400 A.D.). No known individuals 
were identified. The 19 associated funerary objects are 15 jars, 2 
bowls, 1 sherd, and 1 bag of beads.

    In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), the first 
two sentences of paragraph eight are corrected by substituting the 
following sentences:

    Based on the above mentioned information, and the consultation 
with the above mentioned tribes, officials of the National Park 
Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the 
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 54 
individuals of Native American ancestry. National Park Service 
officials have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), 
the 55 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.

    Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
occurred after the 30-day waiting period expired for the original March 
12, 1996, Notice of Inventory Completion. For questions related to this 
notice, contact Karl Cordova, Superintendent, Casa Grande Ruins 
National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ 85128, telephone 
(520) 723-3172.
    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is responsible for notifying 
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 Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 16, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-27947 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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