FR Doc 2010-23414[Federal Register: September 20, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 181)]
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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 control of the University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, 
CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
unknown locations.
    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 
University of Colorado Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak 
Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe 
Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Bridgeport Indian Colony 
of California; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; Cheyenne River 
Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Comanche 
Nation, Oklahoma; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, 
Nevada and Utah; Crow Tribe of Montana; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone 
Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater 
Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort McDermitt 
Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, 
Nevada and Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Las Vegas Tribe 
of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock 
Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Moapa Band of Paiute 
Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Navajo Nation, 
Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Northwestern Band of the Shoshoni 
Nation of Utah (Washakie); Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly Pueblo 
of San Juan); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, 
Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of 
Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes); Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the 
Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone 
Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pawnee Nation of 
Oklahoma; 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 Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; 
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; 
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Indian Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos 
Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; San Juan Southern 
Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; 
Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe 
of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of 
North & South Dakota; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville 
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Rancheria, California; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South 
Fork Band and Wells Band); Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker 
River Reservation, Nevada; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona; Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; 
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, 
Nevada; Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada; Ysleta 
Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.
    On unknown dates, human remains representing a minimum of 150 
individuals were removed from unknown locations by unknown individuals. 
No known individuals were identified. The six associated funerary 
objects are one lot of corn, one soil matrix, one cord-wrapped ceramic 
sherd, one lot of projectile points and two non-human bones (catalog 
numbers 02268, 99084a-g, and A1405). One additional associated funerary 
object, a shell, is missing but will be repatriated if located (catalog 
number 99084h).
    The human remains are represented by catalog numbers: 02268; 04798; 
07704a; 07846; 07867; 32166; 32191; 99003; 99014; 99018; 99020; 99023; 
99028; 99030; 99036; 99039; 99049; 99050; 99051; 99052; 99053; 99072; 
99073; 99074; 99076; 99084a-d, f; 99085; 99086; 99087; 99089; 99124; 
99126 (two individuals); 99127; 99136; 99139; 99141; 99512; 99516; 
99517 (107 individuals); 99522; A1405-1; A1405-2; and 
education collection no catalog number assigned. The human remains are 
Native American based on osteological evidence obtained through non-
destructive examination by a physical anthropologist.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual (catalog number 07704b) were removed from an unknown 
location by unknown individuals. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are Native American based on the physical 
association with an individual described above (catalog number 07704a). 
The individual (catalog number 07704a) is determined to be Native 
American based on osteological evidence obtained through non-
destructive examination by a physical anthropologist.
    On unknown dates, human remains representing a minimum of six 
individuals were removed from unknown locations by unknown individuals. 
No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary 
objects are two ceramic sherds and a non-human bone (catalog numbers 
99101a and 99134).
    The human remains are represented by catalog numbers: 99101-1; 
99101-2; 99134a; 99134b; 99134c; and 99134d. The human remains are 
Native American based on associated archeological evidence, such as the 
funerary objects.
    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 

represent the physical remains of 157 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the University of Colorado Museum also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the nine 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 University of 
Colorado Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a 
relationship of shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and any present-day Indian tribe.
    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific 
actions for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. 
In October 2009, the University of Colorado Museum requested that the 
Review Committee recommend disposition of 235 culturally unidentifiable 
individuals and associated funerary objects to the Pueblo of Isleta, 
New Mexico, and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. The Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe 
of Arizona; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Susanville Indian Rancheria, 
California; and Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian 
Reservation, Arizona, wrote letters or signed the disposition agreement 
in support of the tribes requesting disposition. None of the Indian 
tribes consulted objected to the determination of the "culturally 
unidentifiable" status by the University of Colorado Museum and the 
disposition to the Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico, and the Ute Mountain 
Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah.
    The Review Committee considered the proposal at its October 30-31, 
2009, meeting and recommended disposition of the 235 culturally 
unidentifiable individuals and associated funerary objects to the 
Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico, and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. The Secretary of the 
Interior independently reviewed the recommendation. A May 11, 2010, 
letter from the Designated Federal Officer, writing on behalf of the 
Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the authorization for the 
University of Colorado Museum to effect disposition of the physical 
remains of 157 of the 235 culturally unidentifiable individuals to the 
Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico, and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, contingent on the 
publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal 
Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. In the same letter the 
Secretary also recommended the transfer of the associated funerary 
objects to the Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico, and Ute Mountain Tribe of 
the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, to the 
extent allowed by Federal, state, or local law.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, 
University of Colorado Museum, in care of Jan Bernstein, NAGPRA 
Consultant, Bernstein & Associates, 1041 Lafayette St., Denver, CO 
80218, telephone (303) 894-0648, before October 20, 2010. Disposition 
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Pueblo of 
Isleta, New Mexico, and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Bridgeport Indian Colony of California; Cheyenne 
and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the 
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; 
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Crow 
Tribe of Montana; Death

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Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe 
of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; 
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian 
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; 
Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community of the 
Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 
Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of 
the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, 
Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Moapa 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; 
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of 
the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Northwestern Band of 
the Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine 
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; 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; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; 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 
Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the 
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; 
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; 
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone 
Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 
of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Skull Valley Band of Goshute 
Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian 
Rancheria, California; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North 
Dakota; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of 
Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, 
Nevada; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, 
Arizona; Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yavapai-Apache Nation of 
the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yerington Paiute Tribe of 
the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; Yomba Shoshone Tribe of 
the Yomba Reservation, Nevada; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 10, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-23414 Filed 9-17-10; 8:45 am]
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