[Federal Register: September 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 177)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Denver Museum of Nature & 
Science, Denver, 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 control of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 
Denver, CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from Grand County, UT; possibly eastern Utah or western 
Colorado; Montezuma County, CO; and the American ``Southwest.''
    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.
    This notice corrects a Notice of Inventory Completion published in 
the Federal Register (75 FR 42770-42771, July 22, 2010) with the 
addition of 13 associated funerary objects. Since the publication of 
the notice, additional associated funerary objects likely removed from 
an unknown site in eastern Utah or western Colorado by H. Marie 
Wormington were found to be in the possession of the Denver Museum of 
Nature & Science collections.
    In the Federal Register of July 22, 2010, paragraph number 4, page 
42770, is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    In the 1940s, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were likely removed during excavations in eastern Utah or 
western Colorado by H. Marie Wormington, archeologist. In 1993, 
Wormington donated these remains to the museum (DMNS catalogue (and CUI 
numbers) A1985.1 (CUI 24), A1985.2 (CUI 25), A1985.3 (CUI 26), and 
A1985.4 (CUI 27)). The remains include one adult female, one child of 
indeterminate sex, and two adults of indeterminate sex. Most of these 
individuals are represented by fragmentary remains. Newspaper wrappings 
around the remains are dated to March 12, 1949. Wormingtoncoms field 
expeditions during this time focused on the area between Utah and 
Colorado. No known individuals were identified. The 13 associated 
funerary objects are unworked rocks associated with the adult female 
(DMNS catalogue number A1985.1).
    In the Federal Register of July 22, 2010, paragraph number 2, page 
42771, is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of 16 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 17 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 Denver Museum of 
Nature & Science have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a 
relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and any present-day Indian tribe.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of 
Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, telephone 
(303) 370-6378, before October 14, 2010. Disposition of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 
Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; and the Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is responsible for notifying 
the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & 
Nevada; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community 
of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Havasupai Tribe of the 
Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian 
Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 
Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; 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 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

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Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache 
Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, 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; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of 
the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White 
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico; and 
the Southern Paiute Consortium, a non-federally recognized Indian 
group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 8, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-22786 Filed 9-13-10; 8:45 am]
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