Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; Correction, 12120-12121 [2016-05061]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12120 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices individuals (DU #s 1995.1.5, 1995.1.9, 1995.1.10, 1995.1.12, 1995.1.14) were removed from multiple unknown locations. The human remains were part of the collection of Theodore Sowers. Mr. Sowers, a student of Dr. E.B. Renaud, graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Anthropology in 1938. Following his death, Mr. Sowers’ daughters, Katy Sickles and Jenny Bauer, inherited the collection. They donated the entire collection (over 3,000 catalog records) to the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology in 1995 to facilitate repatriation. No known individuals were identified. The eight associated funerary objects (associated with 1995.1.5) are five worked nonhuman bones, one worked horn, one animal tooth, and one black stone pipe. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals (DU #s No numberIndividual 1 and 2) were removed from multiple unknown locations. Previous museum staff first documented these human remains during the NAGPRA Inventory in 1995. There is no additional information associated with these individuals. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is a research museum with archeological collections focused in the southwestern United States. The 96 individuals described above have little to no documentation associated with them and no provenience information. Colorado has been their home for between 19 and 70 years. Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the Secretary of the Interior may make a recommendation for a transfer of control of culturally unidentifiable human remains and associated funerary objects. In September 2015, the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology requested that the Secretary, through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, recommend the proposed transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice to Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. The Review Committee, acting pursuant to its responsibility under 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(5), considered the request at its November 2015 meeting and recommended to the Secretary that the proposed transfer of control proceed. A January 2016 letter on behalf of the Secretary of Interior from the Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, transmitted VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 the Secretary’s independent review and concurrence with the Review Committee that: • The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology consulted with every appropriate Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization, and • the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology may proceed with the agreed upon transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable human remains and associated funerary objects to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. Transfer of control is contingent on the publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Determinations Made by the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology Officials of the University of Denver 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 the broader collecting practices of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology and the findings of a physical anthropologist employed by the University of Denver prior to November 1995. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 96 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 12 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), 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. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects will be to Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado 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 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with information in support of the request to Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871–2687, email anne.amati@du.edu, by April 7, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed. The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: February 3, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–05064 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20250; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on November 13, 2000. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects. 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology at the address in this notice by April 7, 2016. Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 2000 East Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871–2687, email anne.amati@du.edu. ADDRESSES: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Pueblo Blanco, Santa Fe County, NM. 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 number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (65 FR 67757–67758, November 13, 2000). Re-inventory discovered more associated funerary objects. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the Federal Register (65 FR 67757– 67758, November 13, 2000), paragraph 4, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The 21 associated funerary objects are 1 nonhuman bone, 15 ceramic sherds (black and red on white), 4 chipped stone tools, and 1 projectile point fragment. In the Federal Register (65 FR 67757– 67758, November 13, 2000), paragraph 6, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Officials of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 21 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871–2687, email anne.amati@du.edu, by April 7, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the and associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed. The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California, that this notice has been published. Dated: February 3, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–05061 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20267; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day federally recognized Indian tribes. Representatives of any federally recognized 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 Tennessee Valley Authority. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the federally recognized Indian tribes stated in this notice may proceed. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12121 Representatives of any federally recognized Indian tribe 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 TVA at the address in this notice by April 7, 2016. DATES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632– 7458, email tomaher@tva.gov. ADDRESSES: 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 and possession of TVA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from site 40SM113, in Smith County, TN, in 1976. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by TVA’s professional staff. Representatives of the following tribes were notified on January 29, 2015: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. A telephone conference to consult on this repatriation took place on April 24, 2015, with tribal representatives of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. The inability to determine whether aboriginal lands were implicated in this NAGPRA disposition led to further consultation with the tribes on June 15, 2015. E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12120-12121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20250; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the University of 
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, 
CO; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology has corrected 
an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, 
published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register 
on November 13, 2000. This notice corrects the number of associated 
funerary objects. 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 associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request to the University of Denver 
Museum of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the 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

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identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these associated funerary objects should submit a written request with 
information in support of the request to the University of Denver 
Museum of Anthropology at the address in this notice by April 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 
2000 East Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871-2687, 
email anne.amati@du.edu.

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 correction of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the University of 
Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Pueblo Blanco, Santa Fe 
County, NM.
    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 number of associated funerary objects 
published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register 
(65 FR 67757-67758, November 13, 2000). Re-inventory discovered more 
associated funerary objects. Transfer of control of the items in this 
correction notice has not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (65 FR 67757-67758, November 13, 2000), 
paragraph 4, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

The 21 associated funerary objects are 1 non-human bone, 15 ceramic 
sherds (black and red on white), 4 chipped stone tools, and 1 
projectile point fragment.

    In the Federal Register (65 FR 67757-67758, November 13, 2000), 
paragraph 6, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Officials of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology 
and Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 43 
CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 21 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.

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 Anne Amati, University of Denver Museum of 
Anthropology, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 
871-2687, email anne.amati@du.edu, by April 7, 2016. After that date, 
if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of 
the and associated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may 
proceed.
    The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Colorado River Indian 
Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and 
California, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 3, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-05061 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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