FR Doc 05-15316
[Federal Register: August 3, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 148)]
[Notices]               
[Page 44686-44687]
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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice, correction.

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    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 control of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; and in the 
possession of Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, NM; 
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL; Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI; Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Museum of New 
Mexico, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; Ohio 
Historical Society, Columbus, OH; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; University of Texas at 
Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, TX; and Western New Mexico 
University Museum, Silver City, NM. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Gila National Forest, Catron County, 
NM.
    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 in 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 in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Arizona 
State Museum, University of Arizona; Field Museum of Natural History; 
Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College; Maxwell Museum of 
Anthropology, University of New Mexico; Museum of New Mexico, Museum of 
Indian Arts and Culture; Ohio Historical Society; Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University; University of Texas at 
Austin, Texas Memorial Museum; and Western New Mexico University Museum 
professional staffs and U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the 
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated 
funerary objects, and sites reported in a Notice of Inventory 
Completion published in the Federal Register on July 22, 1998, FR Doc 
98-19536, pages 39293-39294. In 2005, the Field Museum of Natural 
History, Chicago, IL, re-examined the human remains and associated 
funerary objects taken from nine sites in the Gila National Forest, 
Catron County, NM. In light of the findings from the re-examination, 
the original notice of inventory is amended to include additions to the 
minimum number of individuals, a decrease in the amount of associated 
funerary objects, and a deletion of one of the sites (Brown site), as 
no excavations took place by the Field Museum of Natural History, 
Chicago, IL, nor were human remains and associated funerary objects 
removed from the Brown site. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects are culturally affiliated with the same tribes as described in 
the original notice, which are the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    This notice corrects the previously published Notice of Inventory 
Completion, by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph five:
    Between 1935-1955, human remains representing 74 individuals were 
recovered from SU site, Oak Springs Pueblo, Tularosa Cave, Apache Creek 
Pueblo, Turkey Foot Ridge Site, Wet Leggett Pueblo, Three Pines Pueblo, 
and South Leggett Pueblo by Dr. Paul Martin of the Field Museum of 
Natural History, Chicago, IL. These human remains are currently in the 
possession of the Field Museum of Natural History. No known individuals 
were identified. The 56 associated funerary objects include ceramic 
vessels and sherds, stone and shell jewelry, stone and bone tools, and 
projectile points.
    The following paragraphs are substituted for paragraphs 27 and 28:
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Gila National Forest have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of 185 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National 
Forest also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), 
the 256 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 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest 
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; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

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    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, 
Southwestern Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
333 Broadway Boulevard, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 842-
3238, before September 2, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National 
Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo 
of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 13, 2005
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-15316 Filed 8-2-05; 8:45 am]

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