Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ; Correction, 68825 [2012-27947]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2012 / Notices individual was not identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are determined to be Native American due to the nature of the burial and the location within the graveyard of the Taku Village. The Taku Village site was one of the primary villages inhabited by the Taku Tlingit until about 1926, with graves at the cemetery dating from 1895 to 1926. The Taku Village site and cemetery is located within the traditional territory of the Taku Tlingit, represented today by the Douglas Indian Association. Oral traditions confirm the affiliation of the Taku Tlingit with the Taku Village site and cemetery, and support the culturally affiliation with present day Douglas Indian Association. Determinations Made by the USDA Tongass National Forest and the Museum of the North Officials of the USDA Tongass National Forest and the Museum of the North have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • 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 the Douglas Indian Association. Additional Requestors and Disposition mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Forrest Cole, Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest, 648 Mission St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, telephone (907) 228–6281, before December 17, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to the Douglas Indian Association may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Tongass National Forest is responsible for notifying the Douglas Indian Association that this notice has been published. Dated: October 16, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–27948 Filed 11–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:43 Nov 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11439; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ; 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 possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, AZ. The human remains and cultural items were removed from Pinal 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, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and associated funerary objects for a Notice of Inventory Completion previously published in the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996). A reassessment of the inventory prior to repatriation revealed that some of the human remains and cultural items were removed from tribal lands prior to 1979 and were therefore not in the possession or control of the National Park Service. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs asserted control over the human remains and associated funerary objects from tribal land in 2012 and will publish a Notice of Inventory Completion addressing those remains and objects. In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), paragraphs three through five are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs: The Monument’s collection of human remains represents a minimum of 54 Native American individuals and 55 associated funerary objects recovered from Hohokam sites within the Monument. Human remains recovered from Hohokam sites dating between 975–1400 A.D. within the Monument boundaries comprise a minimum of 31 individuals. No known individuals were identified. The 36 associated funerary objects are 21 jars, 5 bowls, 2 pitchers, 7 sherds, and 1 jar cover. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 68825 In addition, cremations, burials, and incomplete lots of human bone representing a minimum of 23 individuals whose archeological context are unknown have also been classified as Hohokam, primarily dating to the Classic Period (1150–1400 A.D.). No known individuals were identified. The 19 associated funerary objects are 15 jars, 2 bowls, 1 sherd, and 1 bag of beads. In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), the first two sentences of paragraph eight are corrected by substituting the following sentences: Based on the above mentioned information, and the consultation with the above mentioned tribes, officials of the National Park Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 54 individuals of Native American ancestry. National Park Service officials have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 55 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. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects occurred after the 30-day waiting period expired for the original March 12, 1996, Notice of Inventory Completion. For questions related to this notice, contact Karl Cordova, Superintendent, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ 85128, telephone (520) 723–3172. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is responsible for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: October 16, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–27947 Filed 11–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11439; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Casa Grande Ruins 
National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ; 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 possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, 
AZ. The human remains and cultural items were removed from Pinal 
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, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and 
associated funerary objects for a Notice of Inventory Completion 
previously published in the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 
1996). A reassessment of the inventory prior to repatriation revealed 
that some of the human remains and cultural items were removed from 
tribal lands prior to 1979 and were therefore not in the possession or 
control of the National Park Service. The U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs asserted control over the human 
remains and associated funerary objects from tribal land in 2012 and 
will publish a Notice of Inventory Completion addressing those remains 
and objects.
    In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), paragraphs 
three through five are corrected by substituting the following 
paragraphs:

    The Monument's collection of human remains represents a minimum 
of 54 Native American individuals and 55 associated funerary objects 
recovered from Hohokam sites within the Monument.
    Human remains recovered from Hohokam sites dating between 975-
1400 A.D. within the Monument boundaries comprise a minimum of 31 
individuals. No known individuals were identified. The 36 associated 
funerary objects are 21 jars, 5 bowls, 2 pitchers, 7 sherds, and 1 
jar cover.
    In addition, cremations, burials, and incomplete lots of human 
bone representing a minimum of 23 individuals whose archeological 
context are unknown have also been classified as Hohokam, primarily 
dating to the Classic Period (1150-1400 A.D.). No known individuals 
were identified. The 19 associated funerary objects are 15 jars, 2 
bowls, 1 sherd, and 1 bag of beads.

    In the Federal Register (61 FR 10009, March 12, 1996), the first 
two sentences of paragraph eight are corrected by substituting the 
following sentences:

    Based on the above mentioned information, and the consultation 
with the above mentioned tribes, officials of the National Park 
Service have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the 
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 54 
individuals of Native American ancestry. National Park Service 
officials have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), 
the 55 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.

    Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
occurred after the 30-day waiting period expired for the original March 
12, 1996, Notice of Inventory Completion. For questions related to this 
notice, contact Karl Cordova, Superintendent, Casa Grande Ruins 
National Monument, 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ 85128, telephone 
(520) 723-3172.
    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is responsible for notifying 
the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; 
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni 
Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 16, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-27947 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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