Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; Correction, 59659-59660 [2012-23929]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2012 / Notices National Monument, 6400 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, telephone (928) 526–1157 ext. 227. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Walnut Canyon National Monument. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a site within the boundaries of Walnut Canyon National Monument in Coconino County, AZ. 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 Superintendent, Walnut Canyon National Monument. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Walnut Canyon National Monument professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the 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 Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; YavapaiApache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; YavapaiPrescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Sep 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. The Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico, was contacted, but did not have an internal process to address the issue of repatriation. Hereafter, all tribes listed above are referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains Between 1966 and 1968, human remains representing a minimum of 34 individuals were removed from the Anniversary Site, within Walnut Canyon National Monument in Coconino County, AZ, during a legally authorized National Park Service and Northern Arizona University excavation. No known individuals were identified. The 443 associated funerary objects are 351 beads, 10 bowls, 4 jars, 6 ladles, 7 un-worked animal bones, 4 bags of un-worked animal bones, 6 bone artifacts, 5 rubbing/polishing stones, 4 flake tools, 4 bags of ceramic sherds, 2 ceramic sherds, 3 projectile points, 3 pendants, 2 ground stone artifacts, 2 nodules, 2 scrapers, 2 bifaces, 2 unworked stones, 2 boxes of soil, 6 boxes of wood fragments, 1 anvil, 1 ceramic artifact, 1 worked ceramic sherd, 2 manos, 1 metate, 1 arrow shaft straightener, 1 awl, 1 figurine, 1 bag of charcoal, 1 drill, 1 chopper, 1 painted wood staff, 1 unworked shell, 1 worked stone, and 1 box of pigment. All of the human remains have been analyzed by physical anthropologists who have determined them to be Native American. All burials were excavated from the midden immediately adjacent to and contemporaneous with the site. Individuals were found lying in extended, supine positions, with the exception of one individual who was found loosely flexed at the knees. On the basis of architecture and ceramics, the site is dated to A.D. 1100–1200. Evidence demonstrating continuity between the people of Walnut Canyon in the 1100s and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, includes similarities in material culture, architecture, mortuary practices, settlement patterns, and agricultural methods. Both Hopi and Zuni oral histories indicate connections to the people of the Anniversary Site specifically and of Walnut Canyon generally. In addition, the Hopi trace four clans and the Zuni trace several medicine societies to prehistoric Walnut Canyon. Determinations Made by Walnut Canyon National Monument Officials of Walnut Canyon National Monument have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59659 represent the physical remains of 34 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 443 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. • 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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Diane Chung, Superintendent, Walnut Canyon National Monument, 6400 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004; telephone (928) 526–1157 ext. 227, before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Walnut Canyon National Monument is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 24, 2012. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–23930 Filed 9–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11172; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; 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 and associated funerary objects in the control of San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. The E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 59660 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2012 / Notices human remains were removed from Tuolumne 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. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000). These changes resulted from ongoing collections work. In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph four, sentence five is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 2 associated funerary objects are a projectile point and a piece of flaked stone. In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph five is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: In 1970–71, human remains representing a minimum of 37 individuals were recovered from site CA–TUO–300, a site located near LaGrange, CA, during archaeological excavations conducted by San Francisco State University. The site area is now inundated by the new Don Pedro Reservoir. No known individuals were identified. The 49 associated funerary objects are 1 chert point and 48 pieces of flaked stone debitage. In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph six, sentence three is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 60 associated funerary objects are Olivella beads, bone tool fragments, flaked stone debitage, ground stone, and faunal materials, including modified and unmodified animal bones and teeth and modified bird bone. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 226001 Dated: August 28, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–23929 Filed 9–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11224; 2200–1100– 665] Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 55 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department of Anthropology have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 111 objects listed 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 17:28 Sep 27, 2012 Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco 94132, telephone (415) 338– 3075, before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California and the Central Sierra Me-Wuk Cultural and Historic Preservation Committee may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible for notifying the Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California and the Central Sierra Me-Wuk Cultural and Historic Preservation Committee that this notice has been published. National Park Service In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph eight is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: VerDate Mar<15>2010 of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco 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 these Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Tuolummne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Stanford University Archaeology Center has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center at the address below by October 29, 2012. ADDRESSES: Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, telephone (650) 723–9664. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Stanford University Archaeology Center. The human remains were removed from Tulare 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Stanford University Archaeology Center professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of MeWuk Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolomne Rancheria of California (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Letters of inquiry were sent to The Tribes, and two tribes responded: the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, and the E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11172; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Department of 
Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; 
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 and associated funerary 
objects in the control of San Francisco State University, San 
Francisco, CA. The

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human remains were removed from Tuolumne 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.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the 
number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 
2000). These changes resulted from ongoing collections work.
    In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph 
four, sentence five is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 2 associated funerary objects are a projectile point and a 
piece of flaked stone.
    In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph 
five is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    In 1970-71, human remains representing a minimum of 37 
individuals were recovered from site CA-TUO-300, a site located near 
LaGrange, CA, during archaeological excavations conducted by San 
Francisco State University. The site area is now inundated by the 
new Don Pedro Reservoir. No known individuals were identified. The 
49 associated funerary objects are 1 chert point and 48 pieces of 
flaked stone debitage.

    In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph 
six, sentence three is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 60 associated funerary objects are Olivella beads, bone tool 
fragments, flaked stone debitage, ground stone, and faunal 
materials, including modified and unmodified animal bones and teeth 
and modified bird bone.

    In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph 
eight is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the 
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains 
listed above represent the physical remains of 55 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department of 
Anthropology have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(3)(A), the 111 objects listed 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 Department of Anthropology, San Francisco 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 these Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects and the Tuolummne Band of Me-Wuk Indians 
of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State 
University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San 
Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco 94132, 
telephone (415) 338-3075, before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California and the Central 
Sierra Me-Wuk Cultural and Historic Preservation Committee may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible 
for notifying the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California and the Central Sierra Me-Wuk Cultural and 
Historic Preservation Committee that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 28, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-23929 Filed 9-27-12; 8:45 am]
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