Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; Correction, 49485-49486 [E8-19319]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington. This notice is an addition to the minimum number of individuals removed from the Minard site (45–GH– 15) in Grays Harbor County, WA, which were previously described in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register of May 17, 2007 (FR Doc. E7–9455, pages 27845–27846). In January of 2008, Dr. Lourdes DeLeon, a physical anthropologist at Central Washington University, prepared a description of a number of sets of human remains known as the ‘‘Former Teaching Collection at Washington State University.’’ During the course of this work she identified the remains of two individuals who, based on the color of the bone, were believed to have been buried in a shell midden. Examination of photographs taken during the burial excavations done at the Minard site indicated that these were human remains formerly determined to be missing from the Minard collection. In the Federal Register notice of May 17, 2007, paragraph 4 is corrected by substituting the following paragraphs: In 1969 and 1970, human remains representing a minimum of 11 individuals were removed from the Minard site (45–GH–15) in Grays Harbor County, WA, by Richard Daugherty, an employee, and Tom E. Roll, a graduate student, of Washington State University. The excavations were conducted under research funds allocated by the Washington State Legislature. No known individuals were identified. The 82 associated funerary objects are 2 nipple topped mauls, 1 ground slate knife, 1 ground stone club, 1 necklace of rolled copped and dentalium section beads, 1 straight adze with a whale bone handle and metal blade, 1 knife or small adze-chisel with a bone handle and metal blade, 1 metal chisel, 1 metal awl, 1 lot of metal fragments from wood working tools, 5 lots of nails, 2 lots of glass beads, 2 lots of tin can fragments, 5 lots of unidentified metal fragments, 2 spoons, 3 lots of wood fragments, 14 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 thimbles on a string, 1 lot of unidentified plant material, and 38 lots of dishes and dish fragments. In the Federal Register notice of May 17, 2007, paragraph 6 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Officials of the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 11 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 82 objects 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. Lastly, officials of the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University 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 associated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary items should contact Mary Collins, Director of the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, P.O. Box 62291, Pullman, WA 99164–4910, telephone (509) 335–4314, before September 22, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: July 28, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–19308 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49485 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. 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 in the control of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and in the possession of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains were removed from Dolores 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. This notice corrects the Notice of Inventory Completion published by the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology in the Federal Register of October 9, 2001, (FR Doc. 01–25140; pages 51472–51474). This notice corrects the controller of the human remains, per 43 CFR 10.2 (a)(3)(ii), and the cultural affiliation of the human remains, per 43 CFR 10.14 (c), of one individual (catalog numbers DU6015 and DU 6066). After publication, a review of the records associated with the human remains indicated that the human remains had been removed from lands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO. Therefore, the San Juan National Forest has the control of the human remains for the purposes of NAGPRA. An overall evaluation of the totality of the circumstances and evidence pertaining to the human remains by the officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest indicate that no cultural affiliation can be determined by the preponderance of the evidence. Therefore, the human remains have been determined to be culturally unidentifiable. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 49486 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices A companion notice published in the Federal Register by the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology also corrects the October 9, 2001 notice by deleting the references in paragraph 11, page 51473, to the one individual (catalog numbers DU6015 and DU 6066) that were collected at Dove Creek, Dolores County, CO, from lands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest. In 1943, the human remains were found in the office of Lee A. Brown, an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, who had been transferred from the Dolores Ranger District to Washington, D.C, by Fred R. Johnsono. At the time, Dr. E.B. Renaud of the University of Denver, Department of Anthropology was asked to examine the human remains, which were physically transferred to the University of Denver by Mr. Johnson. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. While the examination of the human remains (DU 6015 and DU 6066) by Dr. E.B. Renaud established that the human remains were of Native American ancestry, Dr. Renaud’s examination did not provide any information regarding the cultural ancestry. The officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service have determined that the human remains are culturally unidentifiable human remains based on the lack of evidence regarding the specific provenience from which the human remains were removed, the absence of associated funerary objects, the lack of evidence that provides a date for the original burial of the human remains, and the lack of evidence regarding the cultural ancestry of the human remains. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service also have determined that, 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. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Julie Coleman, Heritage Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 385–1250, before September 22, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 The San Juan National Forest is responsible for notifying the Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly 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 Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo Of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–19319 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Within the Alaska Region National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council within the Alaska Region. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces a meeting of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments. The meeting will be recorded and a summary will be available upon request from the PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is authorized to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council meeting will be held on Sunday, September 7th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and continue on Monday, September 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska Standard Time. The meeting may end early if all business is completed. Location: Murie Science and Learning Center Dining Hall, mile 1.5 of the Denali Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska 99755. Telephone: (907) 683–9532. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miriam Valentine, Denali Planning. Email: Miriam_Valentine@nps.gov. Telephone: (907) 733–9102 at Denali National Park, Talkeetna Ranger Station, PO Box 588, Talkeetna, AK 99676. For accessibility requirements please call Miriam Valentine (907) 733–9102. Meeting location and dates may need to be changed based on weather or local circumstances. If the meeting dates and location are changed, notice of the new meeting will be announced on local radio stations and published in local newspapers. The agenda for the meeting will include the following, subject to minor adjustments: 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call and Confirmation of Quorum 3. Chair’s Welcome and Introductions 4. Review and Approve Agenda 5. Member Reports 6. Agency and Public Comments 7. Superintendent and NPS Staff Reports 8. Agency and Public Comments 9. Other New Business 10. Agency and Public Comments 11. Set Time and Place of Next Advisory Council Meeting 12. Adjournment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 30, 2008. Victor Knox, Acting Regional Director, Alaska Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E8–19433 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–PF–P E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and University of Denver 
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; 
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. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the control of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, and 
in the possession of the University of Denver Department of 
Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains 
were removed from Dolores 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.
    This notice corrects the Notice of Inventory Completion published 
by the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology in the Federal Register of October 9, 2001, (FR Doc. 01-
25140; pages 51472-51474). This notice corrects the controller of the 
human remains, per 43 CFR 10.2 (a)(3)(ii), and the cultural affiliation 
of the human remains, per 43 CFR 10.14 (c), of one individual (catalog 
numbers DU6015 and DU 6066). After publication, a review of the records 
associated with the human remains indicated that the human remains had 
been removed from lands administered by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO. Therefore, the San 
Juan National Forest has the control of the human remains for the 
purposes of NAGPRA. An overall evaluation of the totality of the 
circumstances and evidence pertaining to the human remains by the 
officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, San Juan National 
Forest indicate that no cultural affiliation can be determined by the 
preponderance of the evidence. Therefore, the human remains have been 
determined to be culturally unidentifiable.

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    A companion notice published in the Federal Register by the 
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of 
Anthropology also corrects the October 9, 2001 notice by deleting the 
references in paragraph 11, page 51473, to the one individual (catalog 
numbers DU6015 and DU 6066) that were collected at Dove Creek, Dolores 
County, CO, from lands administered by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, San Juan National Forest. In 1943, the human remains were 
found in the office of Lee A. Brown, an employee of the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, Forest Service, who had been transferred from the 
Dolores Ranger District to Washington, D.C, by Fred R. Johnsono. At the 
time, Dr. E.B. Renaud of the University of Denver, Department of 
Anthropology was asked to examine the human remains, which were 
physically transferred to the University of Denver by Mr. Johnson. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present.
    While the examination of the human remains (DU 6015 and DU 6066) by 
Dr. E.B. Renaud established that the human remains were of Native 
American ancestry, Dr. Renaud's examination did not provide any 
information regarding the cultural ancestry. The officials of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service have determined that the 
human remains are culturally unidentifiable human remains based on the 
lack of evidence regarding the specific provenience from which the 
human remains were removed, the absence of associated funerary objects, 
the lack of evidence that provides a date for the original burial of 
the human remains, and the lack of evidence regarding the cultural 
ancestry of the human remains.
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 
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 U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service also have determined that, 
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.
    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Julie 
Coleman, Heritage Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, San Juan 
Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, telephone 
(970) 385-1250, before September 22, 2008.
    The San Juan National Forest is responsible for notifying the 
Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona and California; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, 
New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, 
New Mexico (formerly 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 Pojoaque, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo 
of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo 
Of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New 
Mexico; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Mountain 
Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; 
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, 
New Mexico that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 14, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-19319 Filed 8-20-08; 8:45 am]
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