[Federal Register: May 5, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 86)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Southern Arizona in the Possession
of the California Department of State Parks, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 possession of the California Department of
State Parks, Sacramento, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by California
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community of
Papago Indians of the Maricopa, the Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, the Pueblo of Zuni, the
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River
Reservation, the Hopi Tribe, and the Tohono O'odham Nation.
    In 1963, human remains representing one individual were purchased
as part of a large Native American collection from John M. Sheedy by
the DPR. No known individuals were identified. The five associated
funerary objects include an cremation olla and pieces of charcoal.
    The majority of the collection of which these human remains were a
part was collected between 1880 -1915 by Charles Wilcomb from several
museums. The remainder of the collection were collected by various
members of the Hall and Sheedy family. Donor information indicates this
olla with human remains was collected at an unknown site in Southern
Arizona. Based on manner of interment, these human remains have been
identified as Native American. The form and style of the olla is
consistent with Hohokam practice in Southern Arizona during 300 B.C. to
1450 A.D. Consultation evidence provided by the Ak-Chin Indian
Community of Papago Indians of the Maricopa, the Gila River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, the
Pueblo of Zuni, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the
Salt River Reservation, the Hopi Tribe, and the Tohono O'odham Nation
indicates these Indian tribes are the present-day descendants of the
Hohokam in Southern Arizona.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
California Department of Parks and Recreation 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 California Department of Parks and
Recreation have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the five 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
California Department of Parks and Recreation have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), 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 Ak-Chin Indian
Community of Papago Indians of the Maricopa, the Gila River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, the
Pueblo of Zuni, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the
Salt River Reservation, the Hopi Tribe, and the Tohono O'odham Nation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Ak-Chin Indian
Community of Papago Indians of the Maricopa, the Gila River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, the
Pueblo of Zuni, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the
Salt River Reservation, the Hopi Tribe, and the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Robert M. Wood, NAGPRA Coordinator, California
Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416 9th Street, Room 1431,
Sacramento, CA 95814; telephone (916) 653-7976; before June 4, 1998.
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to
the culturally affiliated tribes may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: April 29, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-11838 Filed 5-4-98; 8:45 am]
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