[Federal Register: February 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 32)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

REVISION--Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Tonto
National Forest, United States Forest Service, Phoenix, AZ

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the control of Tonto National Forest, United States
Forest Service, Phoenix, AZ. This notice was originally published
September 26, 1996.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by U.S. Forest
Service professional staff, American Museum of Natural History
professional staff, Arizona State Museum professional staff, Arizona
State University professional staff, Museum of Northern Arizona
professional staff, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak-Chin
Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Hopi Tribe, the
Pueblo of Zuni, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the
Tohono O'odham Nation, and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe. Since
publication of the original notice, consultation has also been
conducted with the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Tribe,
and the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Copies of the original notice were
also sent to these Indian tribes.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of the above mentioned sites with
historic and present-day Piman and O'odham cultures. Oral traditions
presented by representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila
River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community,
and the Tohono O'odham Nation support affiliation with the Salado and
Hohokam sites in this area of central Arizona. Based upon further oral

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tradition evidence provided by representatives of the Hopi Tribe and
Pueblo of Zuni since publication of the original notice, the USDA
Forest Service has revised its determinations of cultural affiliation
for the Hohokam and Salado human remains and associated funerary
objects. The USDA Forest Service has determined, based on the
preponderance of the additional evidence presented, that the Hopi Tribe
and the Pueblo of Zuni are culturally affiliated with the Hohokam and
Salado human remains and associated funerary objects, although to a
lesser extent than the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila River Indian
Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the
Tohono O'odham Nation.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the USDA
National Forest Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of 1,376 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the USDA
Forest Service have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001
(3)(A), the 5,326 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.
    Officials of the USDA National Forest Service have determined that,
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(2)(B), there is a relationship of shared
group identity which can be reasonably traced between these 1,376
Native American human remains and 5,326 associated funerary objects and
the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Salt
River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Tohono O'odham Nation. While
not clearly culturally affiliated, officials of the USDA National
Forest Service have further determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3003
(d)(2)(C), there is a reasonable belief of shared group identity given
the totality of the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of these
1,376 Native American human remains and 5,326 associated funerary
objects with the Hopi Tribe and Pueblo of Zuni.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Ak-Chin Indian
Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Hopi Tribe, the Pueblo
of Zuni, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Tohono
O'odham Nation, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, the San Carlos
Apache Tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Tribe, and the White Mountain Apache
Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated
funerary objects should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA
Coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 517 Gold Ave.
SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; telephone: (505) 842-3238, fax (505) 842-
3800, before [thirty days after publication in the Federal Register].
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to
the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Salt
River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Tohono O'odham Nation, the
Hopi Tribe and the Pueblo of Zuni, as indicated above, may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: February 10, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-4013 Filed 2-17-98; 8:45 am]
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[Federal Register: February 26, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 38)]
[Corrections]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

REVISION- Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Tonto
National Forest, United States Forest Service, Phoenix, AZ

Correction

    In notice document 98-4013 beginning on page 8209, in the issue of
Wednesday, February 18, 1998, make the following correction:
    On page 8210, in the second column, in the eighth line, ``[thirty
days after publication in the Federal Register]'' should read ``March
20, 1998''.
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