[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59953-59954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23811]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13882; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ, and Sharlot 
Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, 
Coconino National Forest, and the Sharlot Hall Museum have completed an 
inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-
day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants 
or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice

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that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and 
associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the USDA 
Forest Service, Southwestern Region. 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 USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, 
at the address in this notice by October 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern 
Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 
87102, telephone (505) 842-3238, email fwozniak@fs.fed.us.

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the USDA Forest 
Service, Southwestern Region. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Coconino 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 
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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by the USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest, 
and the Sharlot Hall Museum professional staffs in consultation with 
representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1941, cremated human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from one of the sites in the Winona Village 
Complex (NA 2131, NA2133, NA 2134, NA 3644) in Coconino County, AZ, 
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Dr. John C. McGregor 
of the Museum of Northern Arizona. The cremated remains of two infants 
were found in two ceramic bowls. The cremated remains and the bowls 
were subsequently donated to the Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ. No 
known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects 
are two ceramic vessels.
    The Winona Village Complex is a group of pre-historic pithouse 
villages located in the vicinity of the present day community of 
Winona, AZ. The characteristics of material culture at these sites 
indicate that this group of pithouse villages is associated with the 
archeologically defined Northern Sinagua culture of north central 
Arizona. The material culture, architecture, and site organization 
indicates that the location was occupied between A.D. 1066 and 1150. 
The Northern Sinagua culture is considered to be ancestral to the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona. Oral traditions presented by representatives of the 
Hopi Tribe support this cultural affiliation.

Determinations Made by the USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region

    Officials of USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the two objects 
described in this notice 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.
     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 associated funerary objects and the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona.

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 Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, 
Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., 
Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 842-3238, email 
fwozniak@fs.fed.us, by October 30, 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 may proceed.
    The USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, is responsible for 
notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: August 20, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-23811 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]
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