Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, Meeker, CO and Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, Fort Collins, CO, 14054-14055 [2011-5874]

Download as PDF 14054 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 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 Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and Wilton Rancheria, California, as well as the non-Federally recognized Indian groups of the El Dorado Miwok Tribe and Nashville-El Dorado Miwok. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Charles Gossett, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUS, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819–6109, telephone: (916) 278–6504, before April 14, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and Wilton Rancheria, California, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. California State University, Sacramento, is responsible for notifying the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; Wilton Rancheria, California; and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California, as well as the non-federally recognized Indian groups of the El Dorado Miwok Tribe and Nashville-El Dorado Miwok that this notice has been published. Dated: March 9, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–5875 Filed 3–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Mar 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, Meeker, CO and Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, Fort Collins, CO 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 control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, Meeker, CO, and in the possession of the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, Fort Collins, CO. The human remains were removed from the Canyon Pintado National Historic District, Rio Blanco 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 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 Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, and Colorado State University professional staff, in consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In 1977, human remains representing a minimum number of one individual were removed from site 5RB699, in Rio Blanco County, CO, on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office. The remains are represented by a single human tooth that was recovered from an excavation trench during excavations conducted by the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1977, human remains representing a minimum number of one individual were removed from site 5RB761, in Rio Blanco County, CO, on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office. The remains are represented by a partial skeleton and associated hide and cordage that were recovered from a rock crevice burial during excavations conducted by the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology. No known individual was identified. The two associated funerary objects are a hide and cordage. In 2009, Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, located the two sets of remains in their holdings and informed the Bureau of Land Management. Subsequently, the Bureau of Land Management moved the human remains and associated funerary objects from the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology facility to more secure storage at the Bureau of Land Management’s Federal collections depository at the Museum of Western Colorado pending repatriation. The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the preponderance of evidence shows that the human remains are Native American and have Ute cultural affiliation. Visual inspection by Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, of the skeletal morphology of the burial individual from site 5RB761 demonstrated tooth wear likely associated with Native Americans. Rock crevice burials are strongly associated with Native American practices, in particular with Ute tribes. Also, the burial was located directly underneath a rock art panel that is consistent with the Early Ute Historic Style of rock art found in the region. Site 5RB699 dated Fremont and Ute occupations. Finally, both site 5RB761 and site 5RB699 are located within lands that were traditionally occupied by the Ute band that is now represented by the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2011 / Notices and Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, and the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, have also determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), that the two objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, and Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, 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 Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Dan Haas, State Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215–7076, telephone (303) 239–3647 before April 14, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: March 9, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–5874 Filed 3–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA, and California State University, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Mar 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 control of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA, and in the possession of California State University, Sacramento, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Site CA–SJO–91, also known as French Camp Slough Site, San Joaquin County, CA. 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 California State University, Sacramento, and Caltrans professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; and Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as the Tachi Yokut Tribe), as well as the nonFederally recognized Indian groups: The Southern Sierra Miwoks of California, Northern Valley Yokuts, and Tubatulabals of Kern Valley. The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Wilton Rancheria, California, were also contacted, but did not participate in consultation about the human remains and associated funerary objects described in this notice. In 1970, human remains representing 498 individuals were removed from CA–SJO–91 on private property, in San Joaquin County, CA, during a salvage excavation project. Faculty and students from what was then Sacramento State College (now California State University, Sacramento) were brought in by the California Division of Highways (now California Department of Transportation [Caltrans]) to conduct salvage excavations. No known individuals were identified. The 4,667 associated funerary objects are 3,967 beads, 16 bifaces, 4 pieces of charcoal, 1 charmstone fragment, 1 silicate core, 2 lots of debitage, 490 faunal bones, 2 flake tools, 61 tule mat impressions, 20 modified bones, 1 modified shell, 2 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14055 modified stones, 20 pieces of ochre, 14 ornaments, 3 pestles, 20 projectile points, 35 quartz crystals and pebbles, 6 soil samples, and 2 whistles. In addition, there are 187 missing associated funerary objects (156 beads, 1 piece of charcoal, 1 igneous core, 15 lots of debitage, 5 faunal bones, 1 flake tool, 1 modified bone, 1 quartz rock, 1 steatite ring, and 5 bone whistles). Multiple lines of evidence were used to determine the cultural affiliation of the CA–SJO–91 collection. Archeological evidence indicates that the site was occupied from the Early Horizon through the Late Horizon. Most of the burials were in two cemeteries that were located 60 meters apart. Other burials were located between the two cemeteries or are of uncertain horizontal provenience due to construction activities. Cemetery I was radiometrically dated to between 1845±90 and 2985±160 years B.P. The burial patterns and artifact types in Cemetery I correspond to a transitional time period between the Early Horizon and Middle Horizon time periods. Cemetery II was not radiometrically dated. Based on mode of interment and artifact types, Cemetery II burials date slightly earlier to the Early Horizon, although there are similarities in constituents between the two cemeteries. A Late Horizon component (1500 B.P. to European contact) at CA– SJO–91 was essentially removed by construction activities before salvage excavations began. Biological, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicate that population movement occurred between the Early and Middle Horizon in the French Camp Slough area. It may be that the individuals buried in the Early Horizon Cemetery II represent an earlier, Utian speaking people (linguistic evidence supports a relationship of shared group identity between early Utian speaking peoples and contemporary Miwok tribes), while the individuals in the Middle Horizon Cemetery I may represent a more recent pre-Yokut speaking people. Historical and geographical lines of evidence indicate that CA–SJO–91 lies on the border of the traditional territory of the Plains Miwok and the Northern Valley Yokuts. At the time of first contact with Spanish missionaries in the early 19th century, the area is thought to have been occupied by the Passasime, a Northern Valley Yokuts people who were also related to the Plains Miwok. Oral and documentary evidence provided by representatives of Indian tribes during consultation demonstrates an interrelationship between Northern Valley Yokuts and Plains Miwok tribes. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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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 Land Management, White River Field Office, Meeker, CO and 
Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, Fort 
Collins, 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 and associated funerary 
objects in the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau 
of Land Management, White River Field Office, Meeker, CO, and in the 
possession of the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public 
Archaeology, Fort Collins, CO. The human remains were removed from the 
Canyon Pintado National Historic District, Rio Blanco 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 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 Bureau 
of Land Management, White River Field Office, and Colorado State 
University professional staff, in consultation with representatives of 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa 
Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; 
Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Pueblo of 
Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Shoshone-
Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone Tribe of 
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North 
& South Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, 
Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, 
New Mexico & Utah (hereinafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').
    In 1977, human remains representing a minimum number of one 
individual were removed from site 5RB699, in Rio Blanco County, CO, on 
public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, White River 
Field Office. The remains are represented by a single human tooth that 
was recovered from an excavation trench during excavations conducted by 
the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1977, human remains representing a minimum number of one 
individual were removed from site 5RB761, in Rio Blanco County, CO, on 
public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, White River 
Field Office. The remains are represented by a partial skeleton and 
associated hide and cordage that were recovered from a rock crevice 
burial during excavations conducted by the Colorado State University, 
Laboratory of Public Archaeology. No known individual was identified. 
The two associated funerary objects are a hide and cordage.
    In 2009, Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public 
Archaeology, located the two sets of remains in their holdings and 
informed the Bureau of Land Management. Subsequently, the Bureau of 
Land Management moved the human remains and associated funerary objects 
from the Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology 
facility to more secure storage at the Bureau of Land Management's 
Federal collections depository at the Museum of Western Colorado 
pending repatriation.
    The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the preponderance 
of evidence shows that the human remains are Native American and have 
Ute cultural affiliation. Visual inspection by Colorado State 
University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, of the skeletal 
morphology of the burial individual from site 5RB761 demonstrated tooth 
wear likely associated with Native Americans. Rock crevice burials are 
strongly associated with Native American practices, in particular with 
Ute tribes. Also, the burial was located directly underneath a rock art 
panel that is consistent with the Early Ute Historic Style of rock art 
found in the region. Site 5RB699 dated Fremont and Ute occupations. 
Finally, both site 5RB761 and site 5RB699 are located within lands that 
were traditionally occupied by the Ute band that is now represented by 
the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah.
    Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, White River Field 
Office,

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and Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology, have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, 
White River Field Office, and the Colorado State University, Laboratory 
of Public Archaeology, have also determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(3)(A), that the two objects described above are reasonably 
believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at 
the time of death. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Land Management, 
White River Field Office, and Colorado State University, Laboratory of 
Public Archaeology, 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 Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dan Haas, State Archaeologist, Bureau of Land 
Management, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 
80215-7076, telephone (303) 239-3647 before April 14, 2011. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for notifying The 
Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-5874 Filed 3-14-11; 8:45 am]
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