Notice of Inventory Completion: Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, UT, 57288-57289 [2010-23405]

Download as PDF 57288 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Notices object should contact Joan Lloyd, Oshkosh Public Museum, 1331 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, telephone (920) 236–5766, before October 20, 2010. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary object to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Oshkosh Public Museum is responsible for notifying the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 10, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–23406 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, UT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession and control of the Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, UT. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Millard and Washington Counties, UT. 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 Utah Museum of Natural History professional staff and a report sent to representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes); Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah, on January 15, 2010, and consultation with the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah, and Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, followed. Before 1931, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed from a cave in Millard County, UT, by a private collector. In 1931, the human remains and associated funerary objects were donated to the University of Utah. On November 10, 1972, transfer of the University anthropology collections to the Utah Museum of Natural History occurred. It is unknown if the individuals were found together or in separate areas of the cave. No known individuals were identified. Originally, leather fragments were collected, but are currently missing. The remaining three associated funerary objects are one steel knife and two fragments of unworked faunal bone. The associated funerary objects found with the interments indicate that the human remains are from the contact period. The result of an osteological analysis indicates that the individuals are Native American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the geographical location of the burials, it has been determined descendants of these individuals are members of the Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, who inhabited this area during the protohistoric and contact periods. Between 1990 and 1995, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were discovered on private property in Panguitch, Washington County, UT. The human remains were taken to the Panguitch Sheriff’s department, and then to the Anasazi State Park. In 1997, the human remains were transferred to the Utah Museum of Natural History and accessioned into the collections. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The result of an osteological analysis indicates that the individual is Native American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the geographical location of the burial, it has been determined that the individual was likely a member of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, who inhabited this area during the protohistoric and contact periods. The Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah is taking responsibility for the repatriation of this individual. In 1932, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Black Rock Butte, Millard PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 County, UT, by a private collector. In 1932, the human remains were loaned to the University of Utah. On November 10, 1972, transfer of the University anthropology collections to the Utah Museum of Natural History occurred. In 1992, the loan was converted to ownership by the museum under Utah law. No known individual was identified. The burial goods claimed to have been found with the remains were not located in 2009. It is unknown if the objects were ever in the possession of the University of Utah. Therefore, no associated funerary objects are present. The result of an osteological analysis indicates that the individual is Native American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the geographical location of the burial, it has been determined that the individual was likely a member of the Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, who inhabited this area during the protohistoric and contact periods. Officials of the Utah Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Utah Museum of Natural History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the three 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 Utah Museum of Natural History 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 Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Duncan Metcalfe, Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, telephone (801) 581–3876, before October 20, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Utah Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Skull Valley Band of Goshute E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Notices Indians of Utah; and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 10, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–23405 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S 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: jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD 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 control of the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, Las Animas, CO. The human remains were removed from unknown locations. 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 the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow Tribe of Montana; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; HoChunk Nation, Wisconsin; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Ohkay Owinegh, New Mexico; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Osage Nation, Oklahoma; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; 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; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas & Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. On unknown dates, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from unknown locations possibly by B.F. Jackson. Jackson later donated them to the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County (catalog number O 1298). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are more likely than not Native American based on biological information obtained through a non-destructive osteological study. Officials of the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Lastly, officials of the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific actions for the disposition of culturally PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57289 unidentifiable human remains. In October 2009, the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County requested that the Review Committee recommend disposition of four culturally unidentifiable human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma. The Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; and Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, wrote letters in support of the disposition to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma. The Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, testified in support of the disposition to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma, before the Review Committee during the May 15– 16, 2008, meeting. Furthermore, none of the Indian tribes consulted objected to the determination of the ‘‘culturally unidentifiable’’ status by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County and the disposition to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma. The Review Committee considered the proposal at its October 30–31, 2009, meeting and recommended the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma. The Secretary of the Interior independently reviewed the recommendation. A June 3, 2010, letter from the Designated Federal Officer, writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the authorization for the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County to effect disposition of the physical remains of two of the culturally unidentifiable individuals to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma, contingent on the publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Kathryn Finau, Project Coordinator, Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, PO Box 68, Las Animas, E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Utah Museum of Natural History, 
Salt Lake City, UT

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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession and control of the Utah Museum of Natural 
History, Salt Lake City, UT. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Millard and Washington Counties, UT.
    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 Utah 
Museum of Natural History professional staff and a report sent to 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, 
Nevada and Utah; Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah 
(Washakie); 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); Skull Valley Band of Goshute 
Indians of Utah; and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah, on January 15, 2010, and consultation with the 
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah, and 
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, followed.
    Before 1931, human remains representing a minimum of six 
individuals were removed from a cave in Millard County, UT, by a 
private collector. In 1931, the human remains and associated funerary 
objects were donated to the University of Utah. On November 10, 1972, 
transfer of the University anthropology collections to the Utah Museum 
of Natural History occurred. It is unknown if the individuals were 
found together or in separate areas of the cave. No known individuals 
were identified. Originally, leather fragments were collected, but are 
currently missing. The remaining three associated funerary objects are 
one steel knife and two fragments of unworked faunal bone.
    The associated funerary objects found with the interments indicate 
that the human remains are from the contact period. The result of an 
osteological analysis indicates that the individuals are Native 
American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the geographical 
location of the burials, it has been determined descendants of these 
individuals are members of the Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe 
of Utah, who inhabited this area during the protohistoric and contact 
periods.
    Between 1990 and 1995, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were discovered on private property in Panguitch, Washington 
County, UT. The human remains were taken to the Panguitch Sheriff's 
department, and then to the Anasazi State Park. In 1997, the human 
remains were transferred to the Utah Museum of Natural History and 
accessioned into the collections. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    The result of an osteological analysis indicates that the 
individual is Native American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the 
geographical location of the burial, it has been determined that the 
individual was likely a member of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, who 
inhabited this area during the protohistoric and contact periods. The 
Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah is taking responsibility 
for the repatriation of this individual.
    In 1932, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Black Rock Butte, Millard County, UT, by a private 
collector. In 1932, the human remains were loaned to the University of 
Utah. On November 10, 1972, transfer of the University anthropology 
collections to the Utah Museum of Natural History occurred. In 1992, 
the loan was converted to ownership by the museum under Utah law. No 
known individual was identified. The burial goods claimed to have been 
found with the remains were not located in 2009. It is unknown if the 
objects were ever in the possession of the University of Utah. 
Therefore, no associated funerary objects are present.
    The result of an osteological analysis indicates that the 
individual is Native American and likely of Numic descent. Based on the 
geographical location of the burial, it has been determined that the 
individual was likely a member of the Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian 
Tribe of Utah, who inhabited this area during the protohistoric and 
contact periods.
    Officials of the Utah Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Utah Museum of Natural History also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the three 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 Utah Museum of 
Natural History 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 Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of 
Utah.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Duncan Metcalfe, Utah Museum of Natural History, 
1390 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, telephone (801) 
581-3876, before October 20, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Kanosh Band of the Paiute Indian 
Tribe of Utah may proceed after that date if no additional claimants 
come forward.
    The Utah Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; 
Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie); Paiute Indian 
Tribe of Utah; Skull Valley Band of Goshute

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Indians of Utah; and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 10, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-23405 Filed 9-17-10; 8:45 am]
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