[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11677-11678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03627]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12186; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Springerville, AZ, 
and the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, 
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and the Field Museum of Natural 
History have completed an inventory of human remains in consultation 
with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian 
tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the USDA 
Forest Service Southwestern Region. Repatriation of the human remains 
to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants 
come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the USDA 
Forest Service Southwestern Region at the address below by March 21, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern 
Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 
87102, telephone (505) 842-3238.

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 remain under 
the control of the USDA, Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National 
Forests, Springerville, AZ and in the custody of the Field Museum of 
Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were removed from the 
Cosper Cliff Dwelling site, Greenlee County, AZ, a part of the Apache-
Sitgreaves National Forests.
    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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

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Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the USDA 
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
(hereinafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and description of the remains

    In 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed by Dr. Paul Martin of the Field Museum of Natural History 
from Cosper Cliff Dwelling on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, 
in Greenlee County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on material culture, architecture, and site organization, 
Cosper Cliff Dwelling has been identified as an Upland Mogollon site. 
Continuities of ethnographic materials, technology, and architecture 
indicate affiliation of Upland Mogollon sites with historic and 
present-day Puebloan cultures. Oral traditions presented by 
representatives of The Tribes support cultural affiliation with Upland 
Mogollon sites in this portion of east central Arizona.

Determinations made by the USDA, Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves 
National Forests

    Officials of the USDA, Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National 
Forests have determined that:
     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), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Frank 
E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest 
Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 
842-3238 before March 21, 2013. Repatriation of the human remains to 
The Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The USDA, Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is 
responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-03627 Filed 2-15-13; 8:45 am]
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