[Federal Register: August 1, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 148)]
[Notices]
[Page 41413-41414]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the Idaho State
Office, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the control of the Idaho State Office,
Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bureau of
Land Management professional staff in consultation with representatives
of Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-
Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, and the Northwestern Band
of Shoshoni Indians of Utah.
    In 1960, human remains representing one individual were removed
without a permit from site 10EL 45 on BLM lands in Elmore County, ID,
by Robson Bonnichsen. No known individuals were identified The 202
associated funerary objects include points, drills, awls, scrapers,
ground stone artifacts, non-human bone artifacts, shell artifacts,
basketry fragments, red ochre, clay figurine fragments, and copper. In
1995, this individual and associated funerary objects were retrieved by
Bureau of Land Management professional staff from Dr. Bonnichsen.
    This individual has been identified as Native American based on the
presence and type of associated funerary objects. Historic and
ethnographic evidence indicates only Paiute and Shoshone tribes have
occupied this area in historic times, and no non-Paiute/Shoshone pre-
contact cultures have been identified within this area of southwestern
Idaho.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
3001 (3)(A), the 202 objects listed above 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. Lastly, officials
of the Bureau of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 25
U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity which
can be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains
and associated funerary objects and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the
Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall
Reservation, and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Indians of Utah.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Shoshone-Paiute
Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the
Fort Hall Reservation, and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Indians of
Utah. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated
funerary objects should contact Daniel J. Hutchinson, State Office
Archeologist, Idaho State Office,

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Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709;
telephone: (203) 373-3816, before September 2, 1997. Repatriation of
the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Shoshone-
Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
of the Fort Hall Reservation, and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni
Indians of Utah may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.
Dated: July 23, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-20322 Filed 7-31-97 ; 8:45 am]
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