Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, Reno, NV, 72704-72706 [2013-28927]

Download as PDF 72704 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes’’). emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 42Sa07005 in San Juan County, UT. No known individuals were identified. The 30 associated funerary objects are 3 faunal bones, 23 pumpkin fragments, 1 grass stalk, 1 shell bead, and 2 chert flakes. In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 42Sa08506 in San Juan County, UT. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by Canyonlands National Park Officials of Canyonlands National Park have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis. • 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(3)(A), the 30 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. The National Park Service intends to convey the associated funerary objects to the tribes pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 18f–2. • 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 associated funerary objects 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. • Other credible lines of evidence, including relevant and authoritative governmental determinations and information gathered during government-to-government consultation from subject matter experts, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; and Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Catherine Cannon, Superintendent, Canyonlands National Park, 2282 S. West Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532–3298, telephone (435) 719–2101, email kate_cannon@nps.gov, by January 2, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed. Canyonlands National Park is responsible for notifying the The Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: October 21, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–28910 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–14190: PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, Reno, NV National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office, 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 should submit a written request to the BLM. 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 BLM at the address in this notice by January 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Paul E. Podborny, Field Manager, Schell Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 98301, telephone (775) 289–1868, email ppodborny@blm.gov; K. Renee Barlow, Archaeologist/Cultural Resource Specialist, Schell Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 98301, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices telephone (775) 289–1849, email kbarlow@blm.gov. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office, Reno, NV. The human remains were removed from the Snake Creek Indian Burial Cave, in White Pine County, NV. 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by BLM Schell Field Office professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band); and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada. History and Description of the Remains In March, 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed legally from the Snake Creek Indian Burial Cave (site 26WP23) in White Pine County, NV. The BLM Schell Field Office archeologist was monitoring the cave and identified three human bone fragments on the surface below the mouth of the cave, which he felt could possibly be disturbed by recreational caving activities. He collected the remains and sent them to the Nevada State Museum. These remains are VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 cataloged as AHUR 6003 and represent one adult, possibly male. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present or observed in association with the human remains. The burial site is located in a solution karst, or cave with several connected underground chambers and a vertical entrance that requires rappelling in from the ground surface. Entering the cave requires a drop of about 35 feet into the main chamber, and as a result it has been a natural trap for animals since the Pleistocene period. The remains of ice age camel, horse, wolverine, badger, marten, wolf and other locally extinct fauna along with wood and other organic material were recovered from the cave by paleontological research conducted between 1984 and 1988, i.e. after the removal of the human remains reported in this notice. The dates obtained for the extinct horse bones, as well as wood and bat guano, were, respectively, approximately 15,100 BP, 9460 BP, and 7860 BP (Mead and Mead 1989, 1985). Archeologists in the early to mid1900s noted cultural materials in the cave and on the ground outside the mouth of the cave. Those materials, including a ladder and pottery, were identified by archeologists in the 1930s and 1950s as ‘‘Puebloan,’’ or likely associated with the Formative period, which includes several nearby sites now known to be large habitation sites associated with the Fremont culture. However, these artifacts have not been re-located, and were not found in association with the human remains reported here. The cave is located in Shoshone, Western Shoshone, or Niwi Territory, adjacent to a historic Shoshone community in an area near the NevadaUtah border used traditionally by Shoshone and Goshute peoples (Steward 1938). In addition, the cave was also used historically as a burial place by Goshute and/or Shoshone people. Wheeler (1938) concluded that the cave was a Shoshone burial site, as a ‘‘cone’’ of human remains of Shoshone individuals and their belongings was located immediately below the opening of the cave. Ms. Laura Stark Rainey, a member of the Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada, whose uncle lived in Garrison, Utah, relates that the uncle told her that he drove away two archeologists who were removing bodies from the cave and taking everything out of the cave. She believes that this incident occurred circa 1930s (personal communication 2013). Ms. Rainey further reports her uncle as saying he thought the archeologists came back later and PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72705 removed additional bodies when he wasn’t watching. A member of the Cedar Band of Paiute Indians, Ms. Kathleen Gondor remembers her grandfather or great-grandfather saying that the cave was where they buried the last Shoshone or Goshute Chief (personal communication 2013). In addition, representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada, have previously indicated that the cave is a sacred place, and a prehistoric burial site (Molenaar 2010). The overall condition of the human remains, comparisons with past descriptions of human remains in the cave, the context and removal of these bones from the surface of the cave by a BLM archaeologist in 1980, and recommendations made by the archeologist at the time of removal indicate a likely time of deposition and method of burial consistent with the traditional burial practices of Shoshone people. Determinations Made by the BLM Nevada State Office Officials of the BLM Nevada State Office have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual 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 Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Paul E. Podborny, Field Manager, Schell Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 98301, telephone (775) 289–1868, email ppodborny@blm.gov, by January 2, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada, may proceed. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 72706 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices The BLM Nevada State Office is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band); and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada that this notice has been published. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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 Michigan State Police at the address in this notice by January 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: D/Sgt Katherine Trietch, 9011 W Lake City Road, Houghton Lake, MI 48629, telephone (989) 422–6923, email trietchk@michigan.gov. 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 Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post, Houghton Lake, MI. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Saginaw County, MI. 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. National Park Service Consultation Dated: September 26, 2013. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–28927 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–14366; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post, Houghton Lake, MI National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post 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 the Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post. 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 DATES: A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Michigan State Police professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date prior to June 2001, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown location in Saginaw County, MI. The remains were collected during road construction in Saginaw County by a private citizen and stored in a garage. The private citizen’s daughter reported that her father collected the remains when she was a little girl. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. The Michigan State University Anthropology Lab determined through investigative, forensic means that the remains are ‘‘Pre-modern Native American,’’ and represent one adult and at least two juveniles. The location the remains were found is near the current location of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Based on geographic location and consultation, the remains are most PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 likely the remains of a member of that tribe. Determinations Made by the Michigan State Police Officials of the Michigan State Police have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three 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 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to D/Sgt Katherine Trietch; 9011 W Lake City Road, Houghton Lake, MI 48629, telephone (989) 422–6923, email trietchk@michigan.gov, by January 2, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan may proceed. The Michigan State Police is responsible for notifying the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan that this notice has been published. Dated: October 28, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–28916 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–14202: PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Colorado State University (CSU) 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Nevada State Office, Reno, NV

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM), Nevada State Office, 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 should 
submit a written request to the BLM. 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 BLM 
at the address in this notice by January 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Paul E. Podborny, Field Manager, Schell Field Office, HC 33 
Box 33500, Ely, NV 98301, telephone (775) 289-1868, email 
ppodborny@blm.gov; K. Renee Barlow, Archaeologist/Cultural Resource 
Specialist, Schell Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 98301,

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telephone (775) 289-1849, email kbarlow@blm.gov.

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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM), Nevada State Office, Reno, NV. The human remains were 
removed from the Snake Creek Indian Burial Cave, in White Pine County, 
NV.
    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 BLM Schell 
Field Office professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; 
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely 
Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of 
Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian 
Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of 
Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and 
Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Te-
Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent 
bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and Wells 
Band); and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada.

History and Description of the Remains

    In March, 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed legally from the Snake Creek Indian Burial Cave 
(site 26WP23) in White Pine County, NV. The BLM Schell Field Office 
archeologist was monitoring the cave and identified three human bone 
fragments on the surface below the mouth of the cave, which he felt 
could possibly be disturbed by recreational caving activities. He 
collected the remains and sent them to the Nevada State Museum. These 
remains are cataloged as AHUR 6003 and represent one adult, possibly 
male. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present or observed in association with the human remains.
    The burial site is located in a solution karst, or cave with 
several connected underground chambers and a vertical entrance that 
requires rappelling in from the ground surface. Entering the cave 
requires a drop of about 35 feet into the main chamber, and as a result 
it has been a natural trap for animals since the Pleistocene period. 
The remains of ice age camel, horse, wolverine, badger, marten, wolf 
and other locally extinct fauna along with wood and other organic 
material were recovered from the cave by paleontological research 
conducted between 1984 and 1988, i.e. after the removal of the human 
remains reported in this notice. The dates obtained for the extinct 
horse bones, as well as wood and bat guano, were, respectively, 
approximately 15,100 BP, 9460 BP, and 7860 BP (Mead and Mead 1989, 
1985).
    Archeologists in the early to mid-1900s noted cultural materials in 
the cave and on the ground outside the mouth of the cave. Those 
materials, including a ladder and pottery, were identified by 
archeologists in the 1930s and 1950s as ``Puebloan,'' or likely 
associated with the Formative period, which includes several nearby 
sites now known to be large habitation sites associated with the 
Fremont culture. However, these artifacts have not been re-located, and 
were not found in association with the human remains reported here.
    The cave is located in Shoshone, Western Shoshone, or Niwi 
Territory, adjacent to a historic Shoshone community in an area near 
the Nevada-Utah border used traditionally by Shoshone and Goshute 
peoples (Steward 1938). In addition, the cave was also used 
historically as a burial place by Goshute and/or Shoshone people. 
Wheeler (1938) concluded that the cave was a Shoshone burial site, as a 
``cone'' of human remains of Shoshone individuals and their belongings 
was located immediately below the opening of the cave. Ms. Laura Stark 
Rainey, a member of the Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada, whose uncle lived 
in Garrison, Utah, relates that the uncle told her that he drove away 
two archeologists who were removing bodies from the cave and taking 
everything out of the cave. She believes that this incident occurred 
circa 1930s (personal communication 2013). Ms. Rainey further reports 
her uncle as saying he thought the archeologists came back later and 
removed additional bodies when he wasn't watching. A member of the 
Cedar Band of Paiute Indians, Ms. Kathleen Gondor remembers her 
grandfather or great-grandfather saying that the cave was where they 
buried the last Shoshone or Goshute Chief (personal communication 
2013). In addition, representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; and 
the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada, have 
previously indicated that the cave is a sacred place, and a prehistoric 
burial site (Molenaar 2010).
    The overall condition of the human remains, comparisons with past 
descriptions of human remains in the cave, the context and removal of 
these bones from the surface of the cave by a BLM archaeologist in 
1980, and recommendations made by the archeologist at the time of 
removal indicate a likely time of deposition and method of burial 
consistent with the traditional burial practices of Shoshone people.

Determinations Made by the BLM Nevada State Office

    Officials of the BLM Nevada State Office have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual 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 Confederated Tribes of the Goshute 
Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; and the 
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada.

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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Paul E. 
Podborny, Field Manager, Schell Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 
98301, telephone (775) 289-1868, email ppodborny@blm.gov, by January 2, 
2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of 
the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; 
and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada, 
may proceed.

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    The BLM Nevada State Office is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; 
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely 
Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of 
Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian 
Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes) (formerly Paiute 
Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of 
Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and 
Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Te-
Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent 
bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and Wells 
Band); and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 26, 2013.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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