Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID, and Colville Tribal Repository, Nespelem, WA, 70025-70026 [2010-28741]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 16, 2010 / Notices Sec. 4, all; Sec. 5, all; and Sec. 6, lots 1–6, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4. Containing 2,495.23 acres. Containing an aggregate acreage of: 19,445.23. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] This mineral land classification will become effective upon date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. DATES: Inquiries should be sent to the State Director (UT–923), Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Competitive leasing within the KPLA will be initiated based on expressions of interest. Any competitive leases issued will be subject to the oil and gas leasing stipulations contained in the 2008 Moab and Monticello Resource Management Plans (Moab RMP, Appendix A and Monticello RMP, Appendix B). Competitive potash leases will also be subject to additional conditions of approval developed as part of sitespecific National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) compliance. In accordance with Departmental Manual (DM) 516, Chapter 11.9 J(12), the classification of a KPLA is an action that is categorically excluded from NEPA analysis, provided that there are no ‘‘extraordinary circumstances’’ as described in 43 CFR 46.215. The proposed Lisbon Valley KPLA expansion was reviewed and was determined to have no ‘‘extraordinary circumstances’’ as documented in DOI– BLM–UT–9230–2010–0003–CX. Further NEPA review will be done for site specific proposals within the KPLA. This notice will be published in the Moab Times Independent for 2 consecutive weeks after publication in the Federal Register. Pursuant to the authority in the Act of March 3, 1879, (43 U.S.C. 31), as supplemented by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1950 (43 U.S.C. 1451, note) and 235 Departmental Manual 1.1L, and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), the Lisbon Valley KPLA of May 18, 1960, is expanded to include the lands listed above effective on November 16, 2010. Kent Hoffman, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2010–28724 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:33 Nov 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID, and Colville Tribal Repository, Nespelem, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby 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 the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID, and in the physical custody of the Colville Tribal Repository, Nespelem, WA. The human remains were removed from Grant County, WA. 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 Bureau of Reclamation professional staff with assistance from a Central Washington University physical anthropologist and professional staff from Washington State University, the National Park Service, and the History/Archaeology Department of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. From the winter of 1963 to 1964, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals were removed from a location, which was later designated as the Steamboat Rock Mass Grave (45–GR–98), near the mouth of Barker Canyon at Banks Lake, Grant County, WA. A member of the general public reported a mass grave had been exposed by receding waters at Banks Lake. Members of Washington State University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology excavated the remains in an effort to protect them from vandalism and theft. The remains were accessioned at Washington State University. The human remains were moved, most likely in 1967, to the Alfred Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology at the University of Idaho. At an unknown date, the remains were loaned to the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, for analysis, and PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70025 this analysis occurred in 1967. There is no documentation indicating if the loan originated while the remains were at Washington State University or after they had been moved to the University of Idaho, nor is there documentation of which institution they were returned to following analysis. However, the human remains were stored at the University of Idaho until 2000, when they were moved back to Washington State University. In 2006, they were transferred to the Colville Tribal Repository for curation pending repatriation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. No physical description of the remains was prepared at the time of recovery. In 1967, the Arizona State Museum documented the partial remains of six individuals. In 2005, the Bureau of Reclamation completed a physical description of the remains. All individuals identified in 1967 were present in the collection at the time of the 2005 inventory, and isolated elements representing two additional individuals were identified. The osteological evidence as described by archeologists and physical anthropologists indicate the human remains described above are Native American. The geographic location of the site is within the Plateau Culture Area. The site is within the judicially established aboriginal territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Tribal oral tradition and anthropological and historical research indicate the site lies within an area occupied by the Sanpoil and the Nespelem Tribes or Bands, who are legally represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Officials of the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, have also determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Ms. Lynne MacDonald, Regional Archeologist, Pacific Northwest Region, Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 N. Curtis Road, E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 70026 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 16, 2010 / Notices Boise, ID 83706, telephone (208) 378– 5316, before December 16, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington, that this notice has been published. Dated: November 5, 2010. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–28741 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Vancouver, WA National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Vancouver, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Klickitat County, WA. 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 Pacific Northwest Region, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:33 Nov 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 In June 1983, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from archeological site 45KL281, Klickitat County, WA. The remains were recovered during initial documentation and subsurface sampling of the archeological site, prior to acquisition of the property by the Federal agency. The items came into possession of the Forest Service in 1989, following the land acquisition. The location is on National Forest System lands within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. No known individuals were identified. The 571 associated funerary objects are 5 shell beads, 182 copper artifacts, 380 glass beads, 1 pipe in fragments, 1 horse molar and 2 glass bottle or jar fragments. The human remains are highly fragmented due to the effects of cremation, and most of the associated funerary objects also show the effects of fire. Trade materials among the associated funerary objects indicate interment and firing circa A.D. 1825– 1850. Funerary objects reflect the ornamentation and dress of local Native American groups during the early historic period. Cultural geography, oral traditions and historic sources indicate probable use of the site area either by ´ ´ Wayam5ama families from the village of ´ wanwawi (Oregon) or Walawitsislama ´ people from the village of walawitis (Washington). The descendants of the ´ ´ Wayam5ama and Walawitsislama are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Elders have suggested that the remains may be associated with a disease epidemic, as cremation was not the normal or preferred method of treatment for the deceased. Officials of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest also have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), that the 571 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 Gifford Pinchot National Forest have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that 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 Warm PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Springs Reservation of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Rick McClure, Heritage Program Manager, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, 2455 Highway 141, Trout Lake, WA 98650, telephone (509) 395–3399, before December 16, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Gifford Pinchot National Forest is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, that this notice has been published. Dated: November 5, 2010. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–28744 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI 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 in the possession of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI. The human remains were removed from Taylor County, WI. 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. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 16, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID, and 
Colville Tribal Repository, Nespelem, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby 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 the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest 
Region, Boise, ID, and in the physical custody of the Colville Tribal 
Repository, Nespelem, WA. The human remains were removed from Grant 
County, WA.
    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 Bureau of 
Reclamation professional staff with assistance from a Central 
Washington University physical anthropologist and professional staff 
from Washington State University, the National Park Service, and the 
History/Archaeology Department of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington.
    From the winter of 1963 to 1964, human remains representing a 
minimum of eight individuals were removed from a location, which was 
later designated as the Steamboat Rock Mass Grave (45-GR-98), near the 
mouth of Barker Canyon at Banks Lake, Grant County, WA. A member of the 
general public reported a mass grave had been exposed by receding 
waters at Banks Lake. Members of Washington State University's 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology excavated the remains in an 
effort to protect them from vandalism and theft. The remains were 
accessioned at Washington State University. The human remains were 
moved, most likely in 1967, to the Alfred Bowers Laboratory of 
Anthropology at the University of Idaho. At an unknown date, the 
remains were loaned to the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 
for analysis, and this analysis occurred in 1967. There is no 
documentation indicating if the loan originated while the remains were 
at Washington State University or after they had been moved to the 
University of Idaho, nor is there documentation of which institution 
they were returned to following analysis. However, the human remains 
were stored at the University of Idaho until 2000, when they were moved 
back to Washington State University. In 2006, they were transferred to 
the Colville Tribal Repository for curation pending repatriation. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    No physical description of the remains was prepared at the time of 
recovery. In 1967, the Arizona State Museum documented the partial 
remains of six individuals. In 2005, the Bureau of Reclamation 
completed a physical description of the remains. All individuals 
identified in 1967 were present in the collection at the time of the 
2005 inventory, and isolated elements representing two additional 
individuals were identified.
    The osteological evidence as described by archeologists and 
physical anthropologists indicate the human remains described above are 
Native American. The geographic location of the site is within the 
Plateau Culture Area. The site is within the judicially established 
aboriginal territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation. Tribal oral tradition and anthropological and historical 
research indicate the site lies within an area occupied by the Sanpoil 
and the Nespelem Tribes or Bands, who are legally represented by the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, 
have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of eight individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Reclamation, 
Pacific Northwest Region, have also determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(2), that there is a relationship of shared group identity that can 
be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Ms. 
Lynne MacDonald, Regional Archeologist, Pacific Northwest Region, 
Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 N. Curtis Road,

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Boise, ID 83706, telephone (208) 378-5316, before December 16, 2010. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, is responsible 
for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 5, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-28741 Filed 11-15-10; 8:45 am]
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