[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2871-2873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00772]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14649; 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

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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 February 
18, 2014.

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 an unknown site in the 
Southwestern region of the United States.
    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. 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 tribes with aboriginal territory 
in the Southwestern region of the United States. The consultant tribes 
with aboriginal territory in the Southwestern region include: Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; 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 (formerly 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 Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico.
    The following tribes with aboriginal territory in the Southwestern 
region of the United States were also invited to participate but were 
not involved in consultations: Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa 
(Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort 
McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Kewa 
Pueblo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Pojoaque, 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; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California 
and Arizona; 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; Tohono 
O'odham Nation of Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White 
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona; and Ysleta Del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas.
    Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred to as 
``The Consulted and Notified Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 
individual (DU 6065) were removed from an unknown site in the 
Southwestern region of the United States. They were removed by E.B. 
Renaud or H.B. Roberts of the University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology during expeditions in the Southwest between the 1920s and 
1950s. The individual is identified as an adult female. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the Secretary of the Interior may make a 
recommendation for a transfer of control of culturally unidentifiable 
human remains. On November 6, 2013, the University of Denver Museum of 
Anthropology requested that the Secretary, through the Native American 
Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, recommend the 
proposed transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable Native 
American human remains in this notice to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe 
of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe 
of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. The 
Review Committee, acting pursuant to its responsibility under 25 U.S.C. 
3006(c)(5), considered the request at its November 2013 meeting and 
recommended to the Secretary that the proposed transfer of control 
proceed. A December 11, 2013, letter on behalf of the Secretary of 
Interior from the Designated Federal Official transmitted the 
Secretary's independent review and concurrence with the Review 
Committee that:
     the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology consulted 
with every appropriate Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization,
     none of The Consulted and Notified Tribes objected to the 
proposed transfer of control, and
     the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology may 
proceed with the agreed upon transfer of control of the culturally 
unidentifiable human remains to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the 
Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
    Transfer of control is contingent on the publication of a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that 
requirement.

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 
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 one individual 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.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the disposition of the human 
remains will be to Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain

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Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.

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 February 18, 2014. After that date, 
if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of 
the human remains to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado, and the 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 Consulted and Notified Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: December 12, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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