[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78380-78381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30682]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14527; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Bowie, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Fort Bowie National Historic Site 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 Fort Bowie National Historic Site. 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 Fort Bowie 
National Historic Site at the address in this notice by January 27, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Lane Baker, Superintendent, Fort Bowie National Historic 
Site, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd. Hereford AZ, 85615, telephone (520) 
366-5515 x2101, email lane_baker@nps.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 completion of an inventory of human remains under 
the control of Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Bowie, AZ. The human 
remains were removed from Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Cochise 
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) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole 
responsibility of the Superintendent, Fort Bowie National Historic 
Site.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made during a 
region-wide, multi-park process by Fort Bowie National Historic Site 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak Chin 
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian 
Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of 
Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian 
Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of 
Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and 
Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 
of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the 
San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of 
Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and Utu Utu Gwaitu 
Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').
    The following tribes were invited to consult but did not 
participate in the face-to-face consultation meeting: Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Big 
Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley (previously listed as the Big 
Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine 
Reservation, California); Bishop Paiute Tribe (previously listed as the 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, 
California); Bridgeport Indian Colony (previously listed as the 
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California); Burns Paiute Tribe 
(previously listed as the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian 
Colony of Oregon); Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously 
listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the 
Fort Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and 
Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of 
Santo Domingo); Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Las Vegas Tribe of 
Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lone Pine 
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (previously listed as the Paiute-Shoshone Indians 
of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California); 
Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Navajo 
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 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 Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Pyramid Lake 
Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute 
Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe 
of Nevada; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Walker River Paiute Tribe of 
the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; White Mountain Apache Tribe of 
the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp 
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai 
Reservation, Arizona); Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & 
Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico (hereafter referred to as ``The Invited Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    Prior to 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location within the boundaries 
of Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Cochise County, AZ. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

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    Prior to 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from an unknown location within the boundaries 
of Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Cochise County, AZ. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by Fort Bowie National Historic Site

    Officials of Fort Bowie National Historic Site have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three 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 Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San 
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White 
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and 
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona.
     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 Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San 
Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache 
Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde 
Indian Reservation, Arizona.
     Other credible lines of evidence, including relevant and 
authoritative governmental determinations and information gathered 
during government-to-government consultation from subject matter 
experts, indicate that the land from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Tohono O'odham 
Nation of Arizona.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos 
Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham 
Nation of Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache 
Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache 
Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona.

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 Lane Baker, Superintendent, Fort Bowie 
National Historic Site, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd. Hereford AZ, 
85615, telephone (520) 366-5515 x2101, email lane_baker@nps.gov, by 
January 27, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Tonto Apache 
Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache 
Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde 
Indian Reservation, Arizona may proceed.
    Fort Bowie National Historic Site is responsible for notifying The 
Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-30682 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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