Notice of Inventory Completion: Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio, CA, 34127-34128 [2013-13469]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices Determinations made by the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest Officials of the San Juan National Forest have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 49 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), there are 1,202 objects that 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 human remains and associated funerary objects and The Tribes. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Julie Coleman, Heritage Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 385–1250, email jacoleman@fs.fed.us, by July 8, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The San Juan National Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as 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 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 Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 6, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–13460 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12964; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coachella Valley History Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Coachella Valley History Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Coachella Valley History Museum at the address in this notice by July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: Erica M. Ward, Coachella Valley History Museum, 82–616 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201, telephone (760) 342–6651, email erica@cvhm.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34127 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Salton Sea area, Imperial 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Coachella Valley History Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California). History and Description of the Remains Sometime between 1930 and 1945, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the Salton Sea area in Imperial County, CA, by Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sherrod. In 1984, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sherrod donated a large collection of items, including the human remains and associated funerary objects, to the Coachella Valley Historical Society. No known individuals were identified. The four associated funerary objects include 1 lot of charred animal bones, 1 lot of multiple pieces of charred basketry, 1 lot of multiple pieces of charred beads, and 1 lot of multiple pieces of charred cordage and charred residue. The human remains and associated funerary items have been determined to be prehistoric. Based on a geographic affiliation and consultation, the Coachella Valley History Museum has determined a cultural affiliation between these human remains and associated funerary objects and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California). Determinations Made by the Coachella Valley History Museum Officials of the Coachella Valley History Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 34128 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four objects described in this notice 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 Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California). Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Erica M. Ward, Coachella Valley History Museum, 82–616 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201, telephone (760) 342–6651, email erica@cvhm.org, by July 8, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California) may proceed. The Coachella Valley History Museum is responsible for notifying the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California) that this notice has been published. Dated: April 30, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–13469 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–13012; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, San Juan National Forest has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to San Juan National Forest. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the San Juan National Forest at the address in this notice by July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: Julie Coleman, Heritage Program Manager, San Juan National Forest, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 385–1250, email jacoleman@fs.fed.us. 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 under the control of the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO. The human remains were removed from lands managed by the USDA Forest Service in La Plata 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service professional staff, along with a team of research consultants, in consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as 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 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 Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. History and description of the remains Prior to 1962, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown site or sites in the Falls Creek cave area, north of Durango, in LaPlata County, CO. The human remains were included with collection materials from the Falls Creek Rock Shelters (site 5LP1434) and in the custody of the Mesa Verde National Park. In 2009, Mesa Verde National Park transferred these remains to the San Juan National Forest. Detailed assessment of the accompanying documentation and analysis of the human remains determined that these remains are not part of the collections from the Falls Creek Rock Shelters and that they were donated to Mesa Verde National Park in 1962 from the Durango Public Library in Durango, CO. Provenience information is designated as the ‘‘Falls Creek Cave Area.’’ The remains include a complete skull of a young adult male, 20–34 years of age; a skull of an adult male, 35–49 years of age; and a skull of an adult male, 35–49 years of age. All three of the skulls exhibit some reconstruction and remnants of modifications made for purposes of display. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Analysis of the human remains by Mesa Verde National Park staff concluded that they were Ancestral Puebloan dating to the ‘‘Basketmaker’’ period. A subsequent review and reassessment of all available documentation and the human remains concurs with the Mesa Verde National E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12964; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Coachella Valley History Museum, 
Indio, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coachella Valley History Museum has completed an inventory 
of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has 
determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives 
of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in 
this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human 
remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request 
to the Coachella Valley History Museum. If no additional requestors 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Coachella Valley History Museum at the 
address in this notice by July 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Erica M. Ward, Coachella Valley History Museum, 82-616 Miles 
Avenue, Indio, CA 92201, telephone (760) 342-6651, email 
erica@cvhm.org.

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 under the control of the Coachella Valley 
History Museum, Indio, CA. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Salton Sea area, Imperial 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Coachella Valley History Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California 
(previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of California).

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime between 1930 and 1945, human remains representing, at 
minimum, four individuals were removed from the Salton Sea area in 
Imperial County, CA, by Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sherrod. In 1984, Mr. and 
Mrs. Homer Sherrod donated a large collection of items, including the 
human remains and associated funerary objects, to the Coachella Valley 
Historical Society. No known individuals were identified. The four 
associated funerary objects include 1 lot of charred animal bones, 1 
lot of multiple pieces of charred basketry, 1 lot of multiple pieces of 
charred beads, and 1 lot of multiple pieces of charred cordage and 
charred residue.
    The human remains and associated funerary items have been 
determined to be prehistoric. Based on a geographic affiliation and 
consultation, the Coachella Valley History Museum has determined a 
cultural affiliation between these human remains and associated 
funerary objects and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, 
California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of California).

Determinations Made by the Coachella Valley History Museum

    Officials of the Coachella Valley History Museum have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice

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represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American 
ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four objects 
described in this notice 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 Torres 
Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the 
Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California).

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Erica M. Ward, Coachella Valley History 
Museum, 82-616 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201, telephone (760) 342-6651, 
email erica@cvhm.org, by July 8, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to Torres Martinez Desert 
Cahuilla Indians, California (previously listed as the Torres-Martinez 
Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California) may proceed.
    The Coachella Valley History Museum is responsible for notifying 
the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (previously 
listed as the Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of 
California) that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-13469 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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