Notice of Inventory Completion: Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, Las Animas, CO, 10060 [E8-3454]

Download as PDF 10060 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, Las Animas, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: 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 Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, Las Animas, CO. The human remains were removed from La Plata County, CO. 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado. On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from ‘‘an old grave’’ found in the vicinity of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation at Ignacio, La Plata County, CO. The human remains were donated to the museum by Mrs. Will Cooper on an unknown date. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The general description of the location from which the human remains were removed, as well as the collecting practices of people in the area, suggests this individual is Native American. The Southern Ute Reservation is a checkerboard with many private inholdings from which the human remains are believed to have been removed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs does not exert control over the human remains in this notice. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe lives on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Officials of the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Pioneer Historical VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Society of Bent County also have determined that, 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 Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Kathy Finau, Project Coordinator, Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, PO Box 68, Las Animas, CO 81045, telephone (719) 469–8818, before March 26, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County is responsible for notifying the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado that this notice has been published. Dated: December 20, 2007 Sherry Hutt. Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–3454 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center, Tallahassee, FL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC), Tallahassee, FL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Irene Mound site in Chatham County, GA. 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 Director, Southeast Archeological Center. A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by Southeast Archeological Center professional staff in consultation PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with representatives of the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of South Carolina); Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana; Kialegee Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations); Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. The Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma — a nonfederally recognized Native American group at the time that they were consulted, as guests of the federally recognized Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma — has since been recognized as eligible for the special programs and Service’s provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians under provisions of P.L. 106–568. Between 1937 and 1940, human remains representing a minimum of 265 individuals were removed from the Irene site in Chatham County, GA, under the joint sponsorship of the Works Progress Administration and the Chatham County Commission. After several years of negotiation, the Irene collection was donated to the National Park Service by the Chatham County Commission on January 29, 1942. According to SEAC records, most of the human remains from the Irene site were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in February, 1964. When the SEAC inventory of human remains was conducted in the early 1990s, it was discovered that five sets of human remains representing a minimum of five individuals were overlooked in this transfer. No known individuals were identified. The 119 associated funerary objects are 56 beads, 13 ceramic jars, 13 animal bones, 8 ceramic bowls, 6 projectile points, 5 sherds, 3 burial urns, 3 shell earplugs, 1 chipped stone flake, 2 shell fragments, 2 shell gorgets, 1 beaker, 1 pin, 1 ceramic bottle, 1 bone artifact, 1 piece of hematite, 1 groundstone, and 1 bannerstone. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Pioneer Historical Society of 
Bent County, Las Animas, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 
Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, Las Animas, CO. The human 
remains were removed from La Plata County, CO.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Pioneer 
Historical Society of Bent County professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern 
Ute Reservation, Colorado.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from ``an old grave'' found in the vicinity of 
the Southern Ute Indian Reservation at Ignacio, La Plata County, CO. 
The human remains were donated to the museum by Mrs. Will Cooper on an 
unknown date. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The general description of the location from which the human 
remains were removed, as well as the collecting practices of people in 
the area, suggests this individual is Native American. The Southern Ute 
Reservation is a checkerboard with many private in-holdings from which 
the human remains are believed to have been removed. The U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs does not exert 
control over the human remains in this notice. The Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe lives on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
    Officials of the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Pioneer Historical Society 
of Bent County also have determined that, 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 
Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Kathy 
Finau, Project Coordinator, Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, 
PO Box 68, Las Animas, CO 81045, telephone (719) 469-8818, before March 
26, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County is responsible for 
notifying the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 20, 2007
Sherry Hutt.
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-3454 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]
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