FR Doc 2010-23412[Federal Register: September 21, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 182)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology & 
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 
completion of an inventory of human remains and an associated funerary

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object in the possession of the Department of Anthropology & Ethnic 
Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. The human 
remains and associated funerary object were removed from an unknown 
location in northern Nevada and from Churchill, Douglas, Lincoln, 
Pershing, and Nye 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 object. 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 northern Nevada (AHUR 0119A). At an 
unknown date, the human remains were donated to the Department of 
Anthropology. 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 additional 
information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding 
removal.
    In 1989, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were collected from Lovelock, Pershing County, NV, by the under-sheriff 
for that area (AHUR 120C). 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. No additional 
information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding 
removal.
    On April 11, 1984, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from highway SR 206 near Wally's Hot Springs, 
south of the town of Genoa, Douglas County, NV (AHUR 531). Records 
indicate that skull fragments were observed resting on the ground by a 
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) District II maintenance 
crew. Following this discovery, two NDOT archeologists surveyed the 
immediate area and concluded that the skull fragments had washed 
through a culvert that drained into a shallow wash. A subsequent 
survey, which was conducted uphill from the initial discovery, found 
additional human remains. 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 female.
    On June 15, 1984, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from a canal bank near Crystal Springs, Lincoln 
County, NV (FHUR 26). Records indicate that these remains were found by 
Raymond Phelps, while he was poking at the mud with a stick. The human 
remains were then excavated by officers from the Lincoln County 
Sheriff's Department and examined by the coroner, Dr. Sheldon Green. 
Dr. Green subsequently turned the remains over to the Department of 
Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, 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 female, approximately 
27 years of age.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Madison Socke's Ranch, Nye County, NV 
(FHUR 35). No known individual was identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a clay pipe.
    No additional information is available regarding the circumstances 
surrounding removal. Radiocarbon analysis has indicated that the human 
remains date to between 1630 and 1440 B.C., and analysis determined 
that the remains are of an adult male. The pipe is similar in style to 
that used by prehistoric Great Basin Native Americans.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from near the town of Fallon, Churchill County, 
NV (FHUR 36). Records indicate that the human remains were donated by a 
Mrs. Allen to the Department of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, 
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, probably female, and 
45 years or more of age.
    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 object 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; 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

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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 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.
    The Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, 
Nevada, have made a claim for the human remains and associated funerary 
object on behalf of the Great Basin Inter-Tribal NAGPRA Coalition, a 
non-federally recognized Indian group, and its members of federally-
recognized Indian tribes.
    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 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 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 object and 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; 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 
object 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 
October 21, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary object to the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation 
and Colony, Nevada, representing the Great Basin Inter-Tribal NAGPRA 
Coalition, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, and its members, 
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; 
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

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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; 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: September 10, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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