[Federal Register: August 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 164)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology and 
Ethnic Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

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

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completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in possession of the Department of Anthropology & Ethnic 
Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Churchill, 
Ely, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, Washoe and White Pine Counties, NV.
    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 the 
Department of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, University of Nevada Las 
Vegas, professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Great Basin Inter-Tribal NAGPRA Coalition, a non-Federally recognized 
Indian group, which represents the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, a 
non-Federally recognized Indian group, and the following Federally-
recognized Indian tribes: Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Battle 
Mountain Shoshone Tribe (Constituent Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of 
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada); Big Pine Paiute Band of Owens 
Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; 
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe, 
California; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, 
California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, 
Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians 
of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the 
Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop 
Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of 
the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, 
Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; 
South Fork Band (Constituent Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western 
Shoshone Indians of Nevada); Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; 
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Yerington Paiute 
Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba 
Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada. Direct consultation 
was made with the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater 
Reservation, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation 
and Colony, Nevada; and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake 
Reservation, Nevada.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from near Hiko, Lincoln County, NV, by Richard 
Brooks during an archeological excavation project (AHUR 141). According 
to the notes associated with the human remains, a wooden pipe was 
recovered with the remains, though the whereabouts of the pipe is 
unknown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Analysis determined that the human remains are that of a pre-
contact or early historic Native American adult male. No other 
information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding their 
removal.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were collected near the Carson River, six miles southwest of 
Fallon, Churchill, NV, by two men who were out rabbit hunting (FHUR 
39). Records indicate that human remains were found partially buried in 
a sand hill. The find was reported to the Churchill County sheriff, who 
collected the remains and transferred them to the University of Nevada 
Las Vegas. No known individual was identified. The six associated 
funerary objects are one woven textile, one leather strip, nail, two 4-
hole buttons and one bag of dirt containing fiber material.
    Analysis determined that the human remains are that of a Native 
American male between 30 and 40 years of age.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were collected from near Ely, White Pine County, NV (FHUR 
41). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    Analysis determined that the human remains are that of a pre-
contact or early historic Native American adult male. No other 
information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding their 
removal, but records indicate they were transferred to the University 
of Nevada Las Vegas in 1988.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing an adult male were 
collected from near Warm Springs, Nye County, NV (FHUR 42). No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Analysis determined that the human remains are that of a pre-
contact Native American male between the 35 and 45 years of age. No 
other information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding 
their removal.
    On May 13, 1978, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were collected from a gravel pit located, approximately one 
mile northeast of Wadsworth, Washoe County, NV (FHUR 57). No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Analysis determined that the human remains are that of a pre-
contact or early historic Native American adult male. No other 
information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding their 
removal.
    On April 28, 1991, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were collected from a soil embankment northeast of State 
Route 466 near Nixon, Washoe County, NV (FHUR 59). The remains were 
found by a Paula Wright and Kenneth Paul, who reported it o the Washoe 
County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Pyramid Lake 
Paiute Rangers. The remains were subsequently collected, examined by 
the county coroner, and transferred to the University of Nevada Las 
Vegas. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Analysis determined that the human remains are that of a pre-
contact or early historic Native American adult male.
    Archeological, linguistic, and oral historical evidence suggests 
that the geographical area where the above-mentioned human remains were 
found was occupied by Western Shoshone and Paiute groups during pre-
contact and early historic times. Therefore, museum officials 
reasonably believe the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
be culturally affiliated to Western Shoshone and Paiute Indian tribes. 
Descendants of the Western Shoshone and Paiute are represented by the 
Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Battle Mountain Shoshone Tribe 
(Constituent Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada); Big Pine Paiute Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians 
of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Bridgeport Paiute Indian 
Colony of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians of 
California; Burns Paiute Tribe, California; Cedarville Rancheria, 
California; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, 
California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and 
Utah; Death Valley Timibi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater 
Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Elko Band 
(Constituent Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada); Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Independence Indian 
Community

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of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California; 
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las 
Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock 
Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River 
Indian Reservation, Nevada; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of 
Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone Indians 
of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-
Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Paiute-
Shoshone Tribe of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, 
California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, 
Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; San Juan Southern Paiute 
Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; 
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; South 
Fork Band (Constituent Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone 
Indians of Nevada); Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville 
Indian Rancheria, California; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute 
Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River 
Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; Wells Band 
(Constituent Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada); Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yerington Paiute Tribe of 
the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe 
of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada.
    Officials of the Department of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, 
University of Nevada Las Vegas, have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of six individuals of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Department of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, 
University of Nevada Las Vegas, also have determined that, pursuant to 
25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the six 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 Department of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, 
University of Nevada Las Vegas, 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 Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; 
Battle Mountain Shoshone Tribe; Big Pine Paiute Band of Owens Valley 
Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; 
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of 
the Me-Wuk Indians of California; Burns Paiute Tribe, California; 
Cedarville Rancheria, California; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the 
Chemehuevi Reservation, California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute 
Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death Valley Timibi-Sha Shoshone Band of 
California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, 
Nevada; Elko Band; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Independence 
Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence 
Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of 
the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of 
Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute 
Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute 
Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Northwestern 
Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian Tribe of 
Utah; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and 
Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Lone Pine Community of the 
Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the 
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; 
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of 
Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Te-Moak Tribe of 
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the 
Benton Paiute Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the 
Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and 
California; Wells Band; Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yerington 
Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and 
Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. Karen Harry, Department of Anthropology & 
Ethnic Study, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, 
Box 455003, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5003, telephone (702) 895-2534, before 
September 24, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Battle 
Mountain Shoshone Tribe; Big Pine Paiute Band of Owens Valley Paiute 
Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Bridgeport 
Paiute Indian Colony of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of the Me-Wuk 
Indians of California; Burns Paiute Tribe, California; Cedarville 
Rancheria, California; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi 
Reservation, California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute 
Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death Valley Timibi-Sha Shoshone Band of 
California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, 
Nevada; Elko Band; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Independence 
Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence 
Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of 
the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of 
Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute 
Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute 
Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Northwestern 
Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian Tribe of 
Utah; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and 
Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Lone Pine Community of the 
Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the 
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; 
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of 
Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Te-Moak Tribe of 
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the 
Benton Paiute Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the 
Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and 
California;

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Wells Band; Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yerington Paiute Tribe 
of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone 
Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada, may proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward.
    The Department of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, University of 
Nevada Las Vegas, is responsible for notifying officials of the Alturas 
Indian Rancheria, California; Battle Mountain Shoshone Tribe; Big Pine 
Paiute Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine 
Reservation, California; Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; 
Buena Vista Rancheria of the Me-Wuk Indians of California; Burns Paiute 
Tribe, California; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Chemehuevi Indian 
Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California; Confederated Tribes of 
the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death Valley Timibi-Sha 
Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater 
Reservation, Nevada; Elko Band; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort 
Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort 
Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las 
Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; 
Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band 
of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; 
Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian 
Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the 
Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Lone Pine 
Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute 
Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian 
Colony, Nevada; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone 
Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 
of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the 
Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; South Fork Band; Summit Lake Paiute 
Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Te-Moak Tribe 
of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of 
the Benton Paiute Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of 
the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and 
California; Wells Band; Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yerington 
Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and 
Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada, that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: August 19, 2010
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-21195 Filed 8-24-10; 8:45 am]
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