[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 80 (Thursday, April 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24434-24435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09746]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12562; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and U.S. Department of the 
Interior, National Park Service, Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde, 
CO; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal 
Register on March 15, 2011. This notice corrects the cultural 
affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects in 
that inventory. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian 
tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice 
that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and 
associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau 
of Indian Affairs at the address below by May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343, email 
Anna.Pardo@bia.gov .

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 correction of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from sites on the 
Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, 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 cultural affiliation determination 
published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 14060-14061, March 15, 2011). After additional research and 
consultation with subject matter experts, the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
has reassessed cultural affiliation. Transfer of control of the items 
in this notice has not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (78 FR 14060, March 15, 2011), paragraph 3, 
sentence one is corrected by deleting the words ``(hereinafter referred 
to as ``The Tribes.'').''
    In the Federal Register (78 FR 14060-14061, March 15, 2011), 
paragraph 10 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    Based on the preponderance of evidence, including geographical, 
kinship, biological, archeological, anthropological, linguistic, 
folklore, oral tradition, historical, and expert opinion, officials 
of the Bureau of Indian Affairs have reasonably determined that the 
Native American human remains are ancestral Puebloan. Descendants of 
ancestral Puebloan culture are members of the present-day tribes of 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously 
listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico 
(previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, 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; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

    In the Federal Register (78 FR 14060-14061, March 15, 2011), the 
last sentence of paragraph 11 is corrected by substituting the 
following sentence:

    Lastly, the officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA 
Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-
6343, email Anna.Pardo@bia.gov , by May 28, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of 
Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the 
Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, 
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; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed.
    The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs is 
responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New 
Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Navajo 
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

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(previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, 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; 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 Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, 
New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 13, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-09746 Filed 4-24-13; 8:45 am]
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