[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27947]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Casa Grande Ruins
National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ; Correction
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice; correction.
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 possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior,
National Park Service, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge,
AZ. The human remains and cultural items were removed from Pinal
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
Superintendent, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and
associated funerary objects for a Notice of Inventory Completion
previously published in the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12,
1996). A reassessment of the inventory prior to repatriation revealed
that some of the human remains and cultural items were removed from
tribal lands prior to 1979 and were therefore not in the possession or
control of the National Park Service. The U.S. Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs asserted control over the human
remains and associated funerary objects from tribal land in 2012 and
will publish a Notice of Inventory Completion addressing those remains
In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), paragraphs
three through five are corrected by substituting the following
The Monument's collection of human remains represents a minimum
of 54 Native American individuals and 55 associated funerary objects
recovered from Hohokam sites within the Monument.
Human remains recovered from Hohokam sites dating between 975-
1400 A.D. within the Monument boundaries comprise a minimum of 31
individuals. No known individuals were identified. The 36 associated
funerary objects are 21 jars, 5 bowls, 2 pitchers, 7 sherds, and 1
In addition, cremations, burials, and incomplete lots of human
bone representing a minimum of 23 individuals whose archeological
context are unknown have also been classified as Hohokam, primarily
dating to the Classic Period (1150-1400 A.D.). No known individuals
were identified. The 19 associated funerary objects are 15 jars, 2
bowls, 1 sherd, and 1 bag of beads.
In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), the first
two sentences of paragraph eight are corrected by substituting the
Based on the above mentioned information, and the consultation
with the above mentioned tribes, officials of the National Park
Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 54
individuals of Native American ancestry. National Park Service
officials have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A),
the 55 objects listed 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.
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects
occurred after the 30-day waiting period expired for the original March
12, 1996, Notice of Inventory Completion. For questions related to this
notice, contact Karl Cordova, Superintendent, Casa Grande Ruins
National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ 85128, telephone
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument 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; 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: October 16, 2012.
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-27947 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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