[Federal Register: November 13, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 219)]
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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 Possession of the University of
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver,
CO

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 possession of the University of Denver
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology
professional staff and a contract physical anthropologist in
consultation with representatives of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the
Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and
the Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch,
Nevada.
    In 1949, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from near Fallon, Churchill County, NV. At an unknown date an unknown
individual donated the remains to the museum. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The geographical location and physical anthropological
characteristics indicate that these remains are Native American. The
archeological, ethnological, and oral historical evidence demonstrates
that the area around Fallon, NV, has been the ancestral territory of
the Northern Paiute since at least A.D. 1000. Evidence presented during
consultations indicates that the Northern Paiute inhabitants of this
area are presently represented by the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the
Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
and the Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation,
Nevada.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of
Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of two
individuals of Native American ancestry. Also, officials of the
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of
Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there
is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and the Paiute-
Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks
Indian Colony, Nevada; and the Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker
River Reservation, Nevada.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe
of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony,
Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation,
Nevada; and the Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and
Campbell Ranch, Nevada. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Jan I. Bernstein, Collections Manager and NAGPRA
Coordinator at the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and
Museum of Anthropology, 2000 Asbury, Sturm Hall S-146, Denver, CO
80208-2406, email jbernste@du.edu, telephone (303) 871-2543, before
December 13, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the Paiute-
Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks
Indian Colony, Nevada; and the Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker
River Reservation, Nevada, may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

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    Dated: October 30, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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