FR Doc E6-13684
[Federal Register: August 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 160)]
[Notices]               
[Page 47827-47828]
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 the Interior, 
National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 
Tucson, AZ; 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, Sec (5), of 
the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 
Tucson, AZ. The human remains and cultural items were removed from 
sites along the Transwestern Pipeline Project in Arizona and New 
Mexico.
    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 
Chief, Museum Collections Repository, Western Archeological and 
Conservation Center.
    This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated 
funerary objects reported in a notice of inventory completion published 
in the Federal Register on January 8, 2002. The error was identified by 
tribal representatives during consultation regarding repatriation of 
the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects 
identified in the published notice.
    In the Federal Register of January 8, 2002, FR Doc. 02-384, page 
914, the following corrections are made-
    The fourth paragraph is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    In 1959-1960, human remains representing 14 individuals were 
recovered from 4 sites during legally authorized excavations under the 
direction of National Park Service archeologist Wesley L. Bliss. The 
four sites were located along a linear transect through Cibola and 
McKinley Counties, NM, and Apache County, AZ, as part of the 
Transwestern Pipeline Project. No known individuals were identified.
    The fifth paragraph is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Human remains representing two individuals were recovered from the 
TRW PPL L-WR-32 site. The four associated funerary objects are a Puerco 
black-on-white bowl, a bowl and one box of sherds of the White Mound 
black-on white ceramic type, and an Escavada black-on-white seed jar. 
Diagnostic artifacts found associated with the burials indicate that 
the human remains were buried during the Basketmaker III-Pueblo I 
phases (A.D. 500-950).
    The seventh paragraph is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Human remains representing two individuals were recovered from the 
TRW PPL L-WR-43 site. The one associated funerary object is a Puerco 
black-on-red bowl. The diagnostic artifact found associated with the 
burials indicates that the human remains were buried during the Pueblo 
III phase (A.D. 1250-1300).
    The tenth paragraph is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    The manager of the Western Archeological and Conservation Center 
has determined that, pursuant to 25

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U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of 14 individuals of Native American ancestry. The 
manager of the Western Archeological and Conservation Center also has 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 11 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 
a death rite or ceremony. Lastly, the manager of the Western 
Archeological and Conservation Center has 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; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, 
New Mexico; 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 
objects should contact Dr. Stephanie H. Rodeffer, Chief, Museum 
Collections Repository, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 
255 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745, telephone (520) 670-6501, 
before September 18, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New 
Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Western Archeological and Conservation Center is responsible 
for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila 
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New 
Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe 
of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: August 15, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-13684 Filed 8-17-06; 8:45 am]

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