[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2433-2434]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00451]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11900; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 
Fort Collins, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (formerly The Fort 
Collins Museum) has completed an inventory of human remains, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined 
that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any 
present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may 
contact the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Disposition of the human 
remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional 
requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Fort 
Collins Museum of Discovery at the address below by February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Brenda Martin, NAGPRA Coordinator, Fort Collins Museum 
of Discovery, 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO 80524, telephone (970) 
420-1154.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 in the 
possession of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Fort Collins, CO. 
The human remains were most likely removed from the Four Corners region 
of the southwestern United States.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. The National Park Service 
is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Fort 
Collins Museum of Discovery professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the 
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma 
(previously listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); 
Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New 
Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Kiowa Indian 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, 
New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern 
Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; 
Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the 
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico 
(previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); 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 Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; 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; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime before 1941, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location. After 1941, an 
unknown individual donated the remains to the Fort Collins Pioneer 
Museum (now the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery). Although specific 
provenience of the human remains is unknown, osteological analysis 
conducted by physical anthropologists and by independent forensic 
scientists determined that the remains are of Native American ancestry 
from the southwestern region of the United States. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    During a 2002 consultation with Plains and Ute tribes, there was a 
consensus that the Puebloan groups should be consulted regarding 
repatriation and disposition of this individual. These suggestions and 
additional scientific findings led to consultation by letter and 
telephone in 2005 with Indian tribes whose aboriginal territory 
includes the Four Corners Region of the Southwest (Apache and Navajo 
Counties, AZ; Dolores, La Plata, Las Animas, Montezuma San Juan and San 
Miguel Counties, CO; McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, or San Juan 
Counties, NM), the area from which this individual was most likely 
removed based on the collecting history of museum donors. In 2012, 
further consultation was conducted with representatives from the Hopi 
Tribe, Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; 
and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, at Acoma 
Pueblo. The Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah, and the Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah, were contacted via telephone and electronic mail.

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Determinations Made by the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

    Officials of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery have determined 
that:
     Based on the lamdoid flattening (cradle boarding) noted on 
the posterior region of the cranium, the human remains are Native 
American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
likely removed is the aboriginal land of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 
Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo 
Domingo); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Jemez, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; and the Pueblo of Zia, 
New Mexico.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as 
the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo 
Domingo); Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & 
Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San 
Juan); Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San 
Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Southern 
Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 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; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, 
New Mexico.
     Other credible lines of evidence, indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human were removed is the aboriginal 
land of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously 
listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico 
(previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); 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 Taos, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta Del 
Sur Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of 
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma (previously listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of 
Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo 
Domingo); Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & 
Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San 
Juan); 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 Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; 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; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur 
Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
[hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes''].

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Dr. Brenda Martin, NAGPRA Coordinator, Fort Collins Museum of 
Discovery, 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO 80524, 970-420-1154, 
before February 11, 2013. Disposition of the human remains to The 
Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come 
forward.
    The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is responsible for notifying 
the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the 
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Pawnee 
Nation of Oklahoma; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; and The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: December 11, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-00451 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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