[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45961-45962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18322]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13370; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Museum of 
Anthropology, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology has completed 
an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that 
there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any 
present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
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 should submit a written request to the University 
of Denver Museum of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: 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 should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the University of 
Denver Museum of Anthropology at the address in this notice by August 
29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 
2000 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871-2687, 
email anne.amati@du.edu .

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 completion of an inventory of human remains under 
the control of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, 
CO. The human remains were removed from unknown sites in Costilla, 
Alamosa, and Saguache Counties, CO.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. The National Park Service 
is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
University of Denver Museum of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Hualapai Indian Tribe of the 
Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New 
Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of 
Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New 
Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from an unknown site in Costilla County, CO. The human 
remains were removed by E.B. Renaud of the University of Denver 
Department of Anthropology during a University of Denver sponsored 
archeological expedition. Both individuals are adult males. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1938, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from an unknown site near Great Sand Dunes in Alamosa or 
Saguache Counties, CO. They were removed by Theodore Sowers, a student 
of E.B. Renaud's at the University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology. Mr. Sowers' daughters donated the human remains to the 
University of Denver Museum of Anthropology in August 1995. The 
individual is an adult. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the Bunker Ranch in Alamosa County, CO. The human 
remains were recovered from an exposed road cut by Dr. Jonathan Haas of 
the University of Denver Department of Anthropology. The individual is 
an adult male. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on inscriptions on the 
remains, museum records, and the findings of a physical anthropologist 
employed by the University of Denver prior to November 1995.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of the Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.

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Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of 
Anthropology, 2000 E Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO, telephone (303) 871-
2687, email anne.amati@du.edu , by August 29, 2013. After that date, if 
no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed.
    The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of 
the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah 
& Ouray Reservation, Utah; and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: June 20, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-18322 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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