[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27994-27995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11231]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12882: PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the U.S. Department 
of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, 
Santa Fe, NM; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; Correction.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, New Mexico State Office has corrected an inventory of human 
remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 21, 2001. This 
notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number of 
associated funerary objects. 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 
Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office. 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 Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico 
State Office, at the address in this notice by June 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Signa Larralde, Deputy Preservation Officer and NAGPRA 
Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, 301 
Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508, telephone (505) 954-2179, email 
slarrald@blm.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 Bureau of Land 
Management, New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe, NM. The human remains 
and associated funerary objects were removed from McKinley and Catron 
Counties, NM.
    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 minimum number of individuals and number 
of

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associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory 
Completion in the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 
2001). A re-inventory and reassessment of collections resulted in the 
discovery of additional human remains and additional associated 
funerary objects from the sites listed in this notice. Some of the 
associated funerary objects published in the original notice could not 
be located. Finally, an Archaeological Resources Protection Act 
investigation resulted in the confiscation and transfer of additional 
human remains from the sites listed in this notice to the Bureau of 
Land Management, New Mexico State Office. Transfer of control of the 
items in this correction notice has not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 2001), 
paragraph 4, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Between 1966 and 1967, human remains representing eight 
individuals were recovered from site LA 8779 in New Mexico during 
legally authorized excavations and collections conducted by the 
Cottonwood Gulch Foundation.

    In the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 2001), 
paragraph 4, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 28 associated funerary objects are 20 ceramic sherds, two 
gastropod shells, one duck effigy pot, one pottery pitcher fragment, 
two ceramic bowls (one nearly whole whiteware bowl and one 
reconstructed redware bowl), one ceramic ladle, and one lot of 
burned cottonwood fragments. The jet bead and yucca cord fragments 
previously inventoried could not be located.

    In the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 2001), 
insert the following paragraph after paragraph 4:

    During the 1960s, human remains representing two individuals 
were illegally removed from site LA 8779 during excavations by an 
unauthorized collector. These remains were confiscated by the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2010 and their control 
transferred to the Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State 
Office. These human remains are currently curated at the Maxwell 
Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present.

    In the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 2001), 
paragraph 8, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 13 associated funerary objects are one pottery bowl, one 
pottery pitcher, 10 olivella shell beads, and one projectile point.

    In the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 2001), 
paragraph 10, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    In 1987, human remains representing six individuals were 
recovered from site LA 50364 in New Mexico during legally authorized 
excavations and collections by Complete Archaeological Service 
Associates.

    In the Federal Register (66 FR 11044-11045, February 21, 2001), 
paragraph 13, sentences 1 and 2 are corrected by substituting the 
following sentences:

    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the New 
Mexico State Office of the Bureau of Land Management have determined 
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above 
represent the physical remains of 20 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the New Mexico State Office of the Bureau of 
Land Management also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 
(d)(2), the 41 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.

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 Signa Larralde, Deputy Preservation Officer 
and NAGPRA Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State 
Office, 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508, telephone (505) 954-
2179, email slarrald@blm.gov by June 12, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Pueblo of Acoma, 
New Mexico; the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed.
    The Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, is 
responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Navajo Nation, 
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 19, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-11231 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]
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