[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45962-45963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18273]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13371; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Museum of 
Anthropology, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology has completed 
an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any 
present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. If 
no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology at the 
address in this notice by August 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 
2000 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871-2687, 
email anne.amati@du.edu .

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the University of 
Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Colfax County, NM.
    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 and associated funerary 
objects. 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 
University of Denver Museum of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Hualapai Indian Tribe of the 
Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico; 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 Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New 
Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, 
Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from Cave 6, on the T.O. Ranch in Colfax County, NM. They 
were removed by E.B. Renaud of the University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology during an expedition sponsored by the Colorado Museum of 
Natural History, now the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In 2012, 
1 tooth and 2 lithic flakes were found in the collection at the Denver 
Museum of Nature and Science, and identified as belonging with the 
University of Denver Museum of Anthropology individual and associated 
funerary objects from Cave 6, T.O. Ranch, whereupon they were relocated 
to the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. No known 
individuals were identified. The 210 associated funerary objects are 9 
bone awls, 1 antler flaker, 124 bone beads, 53 chipped stone tools, 1 
stone pounder, 1 metate, 19 lithic flakes, and 2 choppers.

Determinations Made by the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on inscriptions on the 
remains, associated funerary objects, and the findings of a physical 
anthropologist employed by the University of Denver prior to 1995.
     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(3)(A), the 210 objects 
described in this notice 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.
     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 associated funerary objects and any present-day 
Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which

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the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico, and the Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla 
Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage 
Tribe); Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; and the White Mountain Apache 
Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache 
Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache 
Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; The Osage Nation 
(previously listed as the Osage Tribe); Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; 
and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, 
Arizona.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Anne 
Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 2000 E. Asbury 
Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871-2687, email 
anne.amati@du.edu , by August 29, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, 
New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San 
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; The Osage Nation (previously listed as the 
Osage Tribe); Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; and the White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, may proceed.
    The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe 
of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; 
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; The 
Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe); Tonto Apache Tribe 
of Arizona; and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache 
Reservation, Arizona that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 20, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-18273 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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