Notice of Inventory Completion: Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, Tucson, AZ, 65370-65371 [2013-25978]

Download as PDF 65370 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES near the St. Clair delta. The cranium reportedly had post-mortem perforations. A potsherd, dog bones, and turtle bones were also reportedly found in association with the human remains. In 1952, the amateur archeologists donated some of the human remains to the UMMA, but the museum has no record of the cranium, potsherd, and faunal remains being donated. The human remains date to the Late Woodland Period (900–1200 A.D.) based on the presence of the potsherd. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On an unknown date prior to 1924, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were removed from the Bunce Creek site (20SC05) in St. Clair County, MI. The remains of one adult (possibly female) were part of a larger collection of Native American human remains and cultural items collected by L.P. Rowland and sold to the UMMA in 1924. An amateur archeologist later visited the site in 1936, and dated it to the Early-to-Late Woodland Period. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Officials of the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on cranial morphology, dental traits, accession documentation, and archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 3 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; ChippewaCree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition 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 Dr. Ben Secunda, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of Michigan, Office of the Vice President for Research, 4080 Fleming Building, 503 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109–1340, telephone (734) 647–9085, email bsecunda@umich.edu, by December 2, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The University of Michigan is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: September 16, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–26003 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–14099; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, Tucson, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (hereafter referred to as PCOME) 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 PCOME. 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 PCOME at the address in this notice by December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist, PCOME, Tucson, AZ 85714, telephone (520) 243– 8600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the PCOME, Tucson, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a location near the town of San Manuel, 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 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by the PCOME professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. History and Description of the Remains In 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a river wash near San Manuel in Pinal County, AZ. The remains were removed from the location by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and were transferred to Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office for forensic analysis. The Pinal County Medical Examiner, Dr Rebecca Hsu, transferred the remains to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner for examination by a forensic anthropologist. Dr. Bruce Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist at the PCOME, examined the remains and determined them likely to be prehistoric and of Native American ancestry. The remains were designated with PCOME case number ML 09–01398. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 2010, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a river wash near San Manuel in Pinal County, AZ. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 65371 remains were removed from the location by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and were transferred to Pinal County Medical Examiner’s Office for forensic analysis. The Pinal County Medical Examiner, Dr. Rebecca Hsu, transferred the remains to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner for examination by a forensic anthropologist. Dr. Bruce Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist at the PCOME, examined the remains and determined them likely to be prehistoric and of Native American ancestry. The remains were designated with PCOME case number ML 10–02448. No known individuals were identified. The 387 associated funerary objects are all Olivia shell beads. The human remains and associated funerary objects described in this notice were removed from a location within a 20 mile radius a known the prehistoric ruin, site BB:7:5. This site is a known Native American Hohokam ruin that was deemed such due to the discovery of Gila Polychrome pottery sherds, Conus and Olivia shell necklaces, and jackrabbit bone tube necklaces. The Hohokam geographical range is represented by the modern day Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Bruce Anderson, Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, 2825 East District, Tucson, AZ 85714, telephone (520)–243–8600, by December 2, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed. The PCOME is responsible for notifying Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Determinations Made by the PCOME Officials of the PCOME have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of at least two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 387 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 Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Dated: September 16, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2013–25978 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–14034; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Michigan 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14099; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Pima County Office of the Medical 
Examiner, Tucson, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (hereafter 
referred to as PCOME) 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 
PCOME. 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 PCOME at the address in this notice by 
December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist, PCOME, Tucson, 
AZ 85714, telephone (520) 243-8600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C.

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3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated 
funerary objects under the control of the PCOME, Tucson, AZ. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a location 
near the town of San Manuel, 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 
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 and associated funerary 
objects was made by the PCOME professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak 
Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, 
Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian 
Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui Tribe of 
Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from a river wash near San Manuel in Pinal County, AZ. The 
remains were removed from the location by the Pinal County Sheriff's 
Office and were transferred to Pinal County Medical Examiner's Office 
for forensic analysis. The Pinal County Medical Examiner, Dr Rebecca 
Hsu, transferred the remains to the Pima County Office of the Medical 
Examiner for examination by a forensic anthropologist. Dr. Bruce 
Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist at the PCOME, examined the remains 
and determined them likely to be prehistoric and of Native American 
ancestry. The remains were designated with PCOME case number ML 09-
01398. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 2010, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from a river wash near San Manuel in Pinal County, AZ. The 
remains were removed from the location by the Pinal County Sheriff's 
Office and were transferred to Pinal County Medical Examiner's Office 
for forensic analysis. The Pinal County Medical Examiner, Dr. Rebecca 
Hsu, transferred the remains to the Pima County Office of the Medical 
Examiner for examination by a forensic anthropologist. Dr. Bruce 
Anderson, Forensic Anthropologist at the PCOME, examined the remains 
and determined them likely to be prehistoric and of Native American 
ancestry. The remains were designated with PCOME case number ML 10-
02448. No known individuals were identified. The 387 associated 
funerary objects are all Olivia shell beads.
    The human remains and associated funerary objects described in this 
notice were removed from a location within a 20 mile radius a known the 
prehistoric ruin, site BB:7:5. This site is a known Native American 
Hohokam ruin that was deemed such due to the discovery of Gila 
Polychrome pottery sherds, Conus and Olivia shell necklaces, and 
jackrabbit bone tube necklaces. The Hohokam geographical range is 
represented by the modern day Gila River Indian Community of the Gila 
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono 
O'odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, 
New Mexico.

Determinations Made by the PCOME

    Officials of the PCOME have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of at least two 
individuals of Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 387 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 Gila 
River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

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 Dr. Bruce Anderson, Pima County Office of the 
Medical Examiner, 2825 East District, Tucson, AZ 85714, telephone 
(520)-243-8600, by December 2, 2013. After that date, if no additional 
requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Gila River Indian Community of 
the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, 
Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and 
the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, may proceed.
    The PCOME is responsible for notifying Ak Chin Indian Community of 
the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort McDowell 
Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui Tribe 
of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos 
Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; White Mountain 
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 16, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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