[Federal Register: March 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 57)]
[Notices]
[Page 13650-13651]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

CORRECTION--Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains in the Control of the Arizona State Office, Bureau of
Land Management, Phoenix, AZ

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 control of the Arizona State Office, Bureau of
Land Management, Phoenix, AZ.
    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.
    This notice corrects the list of culturally affiliated groups cited
in the Notice of Inventory Completion published July 21, 2000. The list
of culturally affiliated groups for four of the sites listed in the
original notice is corrected by adding the following group: Hopi Tribe
of Arizona. These four sites are AZ T:13:9(ASM), AZ EE:1:154(ASM), AZ
EE:1:155(ASM), and AZ EE:1:9:107(ASM).
    Paragraphs 21 and 22 of the July 21, 2000, notice are corrected by
substituting the following paragraphs:
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of sites AZ T:13:9(ASM), AZ
EE:1:154(ASM) and AZ EE:1:155(ASM) with present-day Piman and O'odham
cultures, and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Oral traditions presented by
representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-
Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian Community of
the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; the
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River
Reservation, Arizona; the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona support
affiliation with Hohokam sites in southern Arizona.
    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 eight
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the 32 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 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
associated funerary objects and the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of
Arizona; the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt
River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    Paragraphs 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 of the July 21, 2000, notice
are corrected by substituting the following eight paragraphs for this
section of the published notice. For clarity, paragraphs 29, 30 and 31,
32 are republished unchanged, although their positions in the notice
are altered. The cultural affiliation for site AZ EE:4:9 (BLM) has not
changed.
    In 1987, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ
EE:9:107(ASM) in Nogales, AZ. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary object are present.
    Based on ceramics and architecture, site AZ EE:9:107(ASM) was
identified as a Hohokam village dating to A.D. 700-1200.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of site AZ EE:9:107(ASM) with
present-day Piman and O'odham cultures and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
Oral traditions presented by representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian
Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian

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Reservation, Arizona; the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; the Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona support affiliation with Hohokam
sites in southern Arizona.
    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 three
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also 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 Ak-Chin
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona;
the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation,
Arizona; the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono
O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    In 1988, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
during legally authorized salvage excavations of site AZ EE:4:9(BLM)
along the San Pedro River near Fairbank, AZ. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on artifacts and site organization, site AZ EE:4:9(BLM) was
identified as Sobaipuri.
    Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and
architecture indicate affiliation of site AZ EE:4:9(BLM) with present-
day Piman and O'odham cultures. Oral traditions presented by
representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-
Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian Community of
the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona support affiliation with Sobaipuri
sites in southern Arizona.
    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 two
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of
Land Management also 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 Ak-Chin
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona;
the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation,
Arizona; the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt
River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hopi Tribe of
Arizona; the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico; the Navajo
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah; the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the
Yavapai Reservation, Arizona; the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the
Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Maricopa (Ak-Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Gila River Indian
Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona;
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe of
Arizona, California and Nevada; and the Colorado River Indian Tribes of
the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Gary Stumpf, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona
State Office, 222 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602)
417-9509, before April 24, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains and
associated funerary objects to the respective culturally affiliated
Indian tribes may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.

    Dated: February 8, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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