[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2873-2874]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00766]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14644; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Tonto National Monument has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a 
written request to Tonto National Monument. If no additional requestors 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to Tonto National 
Monument at the address in this notice by February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Duane Hubbard, Acting Superintendent, Tonto National 
Monument, 26260 N AZ Hwy 188, Lot 2, Roosevelt, AZ 85545, telephone 
(928) 467-2241, email duane_hubbard@nps.gov.

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 under 
the control of Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, AZ. The human 
remains were removed from Tonto National Monument, Gila County, AZ.
    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 Superintendent, Tonto National Monument.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made during a 
region-wide, multi-park process by Tonto National Monument professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak Chin Indian 
Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila 
River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Moapa 
Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; 
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of 
Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and 
Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar 
City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of 
Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); 
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; 
Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; 
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & 
Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute 
Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California (hereafter referred 
to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').
    The following tribes were invited to consult but did not 
participate in the face-to-face consultation meeting: Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Big 
Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley (previously listed as the Big 
Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine 
Reservation, California); Bishop Paiute Tribe (previously listed as the 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, 
California); Bridgeport Indian Colony (previously listed as the 
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California); Burns Paiute Tribe 
(previously listed as the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian 
Colony of Oregon); Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously 
listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; 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, Nevada and 
Oregon; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New 
Mexico; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of 
Santo Domingo); Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Las Vegas Tribe of 
Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lone Pine 
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (previously listed as the Paiute-Shoshone Indians 
of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California); 
Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; 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

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Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; 
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; 
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit 
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Walker 
River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; White 
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe 
of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); Yerington Paiute Tribe of the 
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ``The Invited 
Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At unknown dates, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from unknown locations in Gila County, AZ. The 
human remains were found in Tonto National Monument's collections 
storage area and so were likely removed from sites within the 
boundaries of Tonto National Monument. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by Tonto National Monument

    Officials of Tonto National Monument have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis and 
the known archeological context of Tonto National Monument.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals 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 or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; 
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; 
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai 
Reservation, Arizona).
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains 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; Tonto 
Apache Tribe of Arizona; and White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona.
     Other credible lines of evidence, including relevant and 
authoritative governmental determinations and information gathered 
during government-to-government consultation from subject matter 
experts, indicate that the land from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 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; and 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 Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa 
(Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort 
McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Salt 
River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, 
Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, 
Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of 
the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp 
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai 
Reservation, Arizona); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.

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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Duane Hubbard, Acting Superintendent, 
Tonto National Monument, 26260 N AZ Hwy 188, Lot 2, Roosevelt, AZ 
85545, telephone (928) 467-2241, email duane_hubbard@nps.gov, by 
February 18, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Ak Chin 
Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort 
Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila 
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla 
Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of 
the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San 
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White 
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe 
of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico may proceed.
    Tonto National Monument is responsible for notifying The Consulted 
Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 11, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-00766 Filed 1-15-14; 8:45 am]
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