[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2874-2875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00778]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14609; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona State Museum, University 
of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 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 Arizona 
State Museum, University of Arizona. 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 Arizona State 
Museum, University of Arizona at the address in this notice by February 
18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: John McClelland, NAGPRA Coordinator, Arizona State Museum, 
University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210026, Tucson, AZ 85721, telephone 
(520) 626-2950.

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 Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, 
AZ. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in 
Tennessee.
    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 Arizona 
State Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma, Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the 
Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama), The Chickasaw Nation, The 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation, The Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Thlopthloco 
Tribal Town, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 
Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1997, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from a private residence in Maricopa County, AZ, by the 
Phoenix Police Department. It was determined that the human remains had 
been obtained on an unknown date from an unknown archeological site in 
Tennessee. It was suggested that the site was about 700 years old, but 
no further information is available. In 1999, the human remains were 
transferred from the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office to the 
Arizona State Museum. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona

    Officials of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on morphological 
characteristics of the cranium, the condition of the remains, and the 
suggested antiquity of the site.
     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.
     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 Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     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 Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians, The Chickasaw Nation, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee 
Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians, The Chickasaw Nation, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee 
Indians in Oklahoma.

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 John McClelland, NAGPRA Coordinator, 
Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210026, Tucson, 
AZ 85721, telephone (520) 626-2950, by February 18, 2014. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians, The Chickasaw Nation, and United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Arizona State Museum is responsible for notifying the Cherokee 
Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Chickasaw Nation, and 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: December 3, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-00778 Filed 1-15-14; 8:45 am]
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