FR Doc E6-13584
[Federal Register: August 17, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 159)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, 
Boulder, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 of the University of Colorado Museum, 
Boulder, CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from unknown sites in the Southwestern United States.
    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 object. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by University of Colorado Museum professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 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; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 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.
    Sometime in the 1920s, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were removed from unknown sites in the Southwestern United 
States, most likely excavated by Earl H. Morris of the University of 
Colorado Museum, and cataloged into the museum collection (catalog 
numbers 04797-1, 04797-2, 04797-3, and 04797-4). No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the excavator and the collecting history of the museum, 
the human remains are reasonably believed to be Native American. Based 
on the excavator and the collecting history of the museum the human 
remains are reasonably believed to be Puebloan.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in the Southwestern United 
States. In May 1961, they were purchased by the University of Colorado 
Museum from Gervis W. Hoofnagle and cataloged into the museum 
collection (catalog number 22237). No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in the Southwestern United 
States. In May 1961, they were purchased by the University of Colorado 
Museum from Mr. Hoofnagle and cataloged into the museum collection 
(catalog number 22251). No known individual was identified. The one 
associated funerary object is a glass bead.
    Based on Mr. Hoofnagle's notebook entries, the human remains are 
Native American. Based on Mr. Hoofnagle's notebook entries, the human 
remains are reasonably believed to be Puebloan.
    On an unknown date, but sometime between 1915 and 1935, human 
remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed from 
unknown sites in the Southwestern United States, by Mr. Morris of the 
University of Colorado Museum, and cataloged into the museum collection 
(catalog numbers 45219f-1 to 45219f-6). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1939, the six individuals collected by Mr. Morris were sent for 
analysis to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard 
University, Cambridge, MA. They were returned to the University of 
Colorado Museum in 1996. Based on the excavator and analysis during the 
loan to the Peabody Museum, the human remains are reasonably believed 
to be Native American and Puebloan.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in the Southwestern United 
States, by an unknown person. In 1980, the human remains were donated 
to the museum by an unknown party and cataloged into the museum 
collection (catalog number 99138). The only information associated with 
the human remains is that they came from the Southwestern United 
States. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on the acquisition date and circumstance, the human remains 
are reasonably believed to be Native American. Based on the provenience 
and museum's scope of collections, the human remains are reasonably 
believed to be Puebloan.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in the Southwestern United 
States, by an unknown person. In 1993, the human remains were 
identified during an inventory of human remains and cataloged into the 
museum collection (catalog number 99096). The only information 
associated with the human remains is that they came from the 
Southwestern United States. They were probably transferred to the 
museum by another University of Colorado department for NAGPRA 
compliance. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on provenience and the physical transfer probably for NAGPRA 
compliance, the human remains are reasonably believed to be Native 
American. Based on the provenience, the human remains are reasonably 
believed to be Puebloan.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of nine 
individuals were removed from an unknown site or sites in the 
Southwestern United States, by an unknown person or persons. In 2000-
2001, the human remains were identified during an inventory of human 
remains in the museum and cataloged (catalog numbers 99500- 99508). The 
only information associated with the human remains is that they came 
from the Southwestern United States. They were probably transferred to 
the museum by another University of Colorado department for NAGPRA 
compliance. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Based on provenience and the physical transfer probably for NAGPRA

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compliance, the human remains are reasonably believed to be Native 
American. Based on the provenience, the human remains are reasonably 
believed to be Puebloan.
    All individuals listed in this Notice of Inventory Completion are 
reasonably believed to be Puebloan based on the provenience; 
acquisition and loan circumstances; history of the museum and 
excavator; museum's scope of collecting; and associated documentation. 
Based on a preponderance of evidence, a shared group identity can be 
traced between Puebloan peoples based on oral tradition, historical 
evidence, folklore, archeology, geography, linguistics, kinship, and 
scientific studies, and modern Puebloan groups. Modern Puebloan peoples 
are members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 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; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo 
of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico
    Oral-tradition evidence, which consisted of migration stories, clan 
histories, and origin stories, was provided by the Hopi Tribe, Navajo 
Nation, Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Isleta, Pueblo of Jemez, Pueblo of 
Laguna, Pueblo of Nambe, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Pueblo of San Ildefonso, 
Pueblo of San Juan, Pueblo of Santa Ana, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Pueblo 
of Taos, Pueblo of Tesuque, Pueblo of Zia, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and 
Zuni Tribe. Folkloric evidence in the form of songs was provided by 
tribal representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Cochiti, 
Pueblo of Isleta, Pueblo of Nambe, and Pueblo of San Ildefonso. Tribal 
representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Nambe, Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso, and Pueblo of Taos provided linguistic evidence rooted in 
place names. Pueblo of Cochiti, Pueblo of Nambe, Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso, and Pueblo of Santa Clara provided archeological evidence 
based on architecture and material culture of their shared 
relationship. According to scientific studies and oral tradition, the 
Navajo share some cultural practices with modern Puebloan peoples; and 
during consultation, tribal representatives of the Navajo Nation 
emphasized their long presence in the Four Corners and their origin in 
this area, but there is not a preponderance of evidence to support 
Navajo cultural affiliation to the human remains described in this 
notice.
    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of 23 individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have 
also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the one object 
described above is 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 Colorado 
Museum 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 
object and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 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; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo 
of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
object should contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University 
of Colorado Museum, Henderson Building, Campus Box 218, Boulder, CO 
80309-0218, telephone (303) 492-6671, before September 18, 2006. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 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; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Colorado is responsible for notifying the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; 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; 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 
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.

    Dated: July 24, 2006
Sherry Hutt
Manager, National NAGPRA Program
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