[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 11571]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office 
[www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4545]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM; Arizona State Museum, 
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit 
College, Beloit, WI; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to 
repatriate cultural items in the control of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM, and in the 
physical custody of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, 
AZ, that meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary objects'' under 25 
U.S.C. 3001. The cultural items were removed from the Gila National Forest in 
Catron 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). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, 
institution or Federal agency that has control of the unassociated funerary 
objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations 
in this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of unassociated funerary objects removed 
from the Jewett Gap site. Additional unassociated funerary objects from the 
site were recently identified by staff at the Arizona State Museum, University 
of Arizona, AZ.
    In the Federal Register (70 FR 31510, June 1, 2005), paragraph number six 
is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Between 1947 and 1949, cultural items were removed from the Jewett Gap 
site in the Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM, during excavations 
conducted by J. S. Deric O'Bryan of the Gila Pueblo Foundation. In 1950, the 
Gila Pueblo Foundation transferred the cultural items to the Arizona State 
Museum. The 920 cultural items are 190 pottery vessels, 608 shell beads, 8 
shell bracelets, 5 shell pendants, 3 pebbles, 1 piece of shell, 4 pieces of 
bone, 8 projectile points, 2 projectile point fragments, 2 stone awls, 1 stone 
axe, 75 pieces of chipped stone, 7 pieces of malachite and 6 crystals. Based 
on material culture, architecture and site organization, the Jewett Gap site 
has been identified as an Upland Mogollon pueblo occupied between A.D. 600 and 
1050.
    In the Federal Register (70 FR 31510, June 1, 2005), paragraph number nine 
is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila 
National Forest, have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 966 cultural items described 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 
and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed 
from a specific burial site of a Native American individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group 
identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary 
objects from the four Upland Mogollon sites and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 
Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact 
Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest 
Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, NM, telephone (505) 842-3238, 
before March 28, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest 
is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: February 22, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-4545 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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