FR Doc 03-30568
[Federal Register: December 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 237)]
[Notices]               
[Page 68951-68952]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Department 
of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO, and U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession and control of the University of Denver 
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a 
pithouse on Stollsteimer Mesa, at the junction of the Piedra River and 
Stollsteimer Creek, Archuleta County, CO.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of 
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The 
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within 
this notice.
    This notice corrects which museum or Federal agency has control of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects per 43 CFR 10.2 
(a)(3)(ii). Review of the published and unpublished field records and 
maps associated with the excavation of the site, and review of the land 
ownership records of San Juan National Forest, indicate that the site 
is not located on Federal lands that are administered by San Juan 
National Forest. Therefore, San Juan National Forest does not have 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects.
    In the Federal Register of October 9, 2001, FR Doc. 01-25157, pages 
51474 to 51475, the title of the notice and paragraph numbers 1, 5, and 
7 are corrected by deleting all reference to U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, San Juan National 
Forest, and to San Juan National Forest, Forest Supervisor.
    The title is corrected by substituting the following title: 
``Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO.''
    Paragraph 1 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Notice is here given in accordance with provisions of the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 
3003, 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. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a 
pithouse on Stollsteimer Mesa, at the junction of the Piedra River and 
Stollsteiner Creek, Archuleta County, CO.
    Paragraph 5 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    The human remains were found in the jar, which had been placed in a 
cist in a pithouse on Stollsteimer Mesa, at the junction of the Piedra 
River and Stollsteimer Creek. The pithouse was on the western side of 
the mesa, above the river. The site is near the Chimney Rock site 
(5AA245) which dates to the Pueblo II period (A.D. 800-1125). The 
research of Jeancon, Roberts, and recent investigators has firmly 
established that the ceramic/architectural sites in the Piedra River 
drainage in the vicinity of Chimney Rock are Ancestral Puebloan 
(Anasazi) in nature and are generally contemporaneous with the 
occupations at Chimney Rock.
    Paragraph 7 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Officials of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology 
and Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of a minimum of two individuals of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and 
Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001 (3) (A), the nine objects described 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 University of Denver Department of Anthropology and 
Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(2) there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be 
reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla 
Apache Nation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 
Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Juan, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New 
Mexico; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of 
the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta Del 
Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.
    Representatives of any Indian tribe that wishes to comment on the 
information published in this notice should contact Dr. Frank E. 
Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway 
Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM, telephone (505) 842-3238,
e-mail fwozniak@fs.fed.us before January 9, 2004.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest is
responsible for notifying the Colorado River Indian Tribes of the
Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Hopi Tribe
of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation,
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of
Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico;
Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo
of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo
of San Juan, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa
Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo
Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New
Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians
of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation,
Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico &
Utah; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni
Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: October 30, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-30568 Filed 12-9-03; 8:45 am]

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