Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: History Colorado, Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO, 21899 [2016-08451]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices the Ash Spring Recreation Site to public uses. BLM issued a decision to temporarily close the site on January 29, 2014. The impacts associated with this extension of the original temporary closure are the same as the impacts disclosed in the EA identified above. This extended temporary closure order is posted at the BLM Ely District Office, Ely, Nevada, and at the Caliente Field Office, Caliente, Nevada. This extended temporary closure applies to all members of the public except: (1) BLM personnel for administrative purposes; (2) Emergency and law enforcement personnel and vehicles while being used for emergency or administrative purposes; and (3) Any person authorized by the Ely District Manager or the Caliente Field Manager. If the BLM is unable to negate the risks to public safety and endangered species habitat, the BLM may consider other options for managing the site. Enforcement: Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0–7, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1–7, State or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of Nevada law. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 Christopher Carlton, Manager, Caliente Field Office. History and Description of the Cultural Items [FR Doc. 2016–08469 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20668; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: History Colorado, Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: History Colorado, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to History Colorado. If no additional claimants asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to History Colorado at the address in this notice by May 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Sheila Goff, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866– 4531, email sheila.goff@state.co.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of History Colorado that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects, under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. In or about 1915, private citizens removed three cultural items from a Ute grave located near the former White River Indian Agency, CO. They were donated to the museum in 1927. The three unassociated funerary objects are one set of thin, undecorated copper bracelets, one leather belt decorated with copper studs, and one rifle fragment. The rifle is of the type used in the early 1870s. The human remains were never in the possession of History Colorado. Geographical evidence, burial context, and museum records support affiliation with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. The three northern Ute bands once living at the White River Indian Agency were removed from Colorado in 1880 and are now part of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. Determinations Made by History Colorado Officials of the History Colorado have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the three cultural items described above PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21899 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Sheila Goff, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866–4531, email sheila.goff@state.co.us, by May 13, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah may proceed. History Colorado is responsible for notifying the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Colorado; the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah that this notice has been published. Dated: March 21, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–08451 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20671; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: History Colorado has completed an inventory of human remains 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 any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20668; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: History Colorado, 
Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: History Colorado, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the 
cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of 
unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this 
notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written 
request to History Colorado. If no additional claimants come forward, 
transfer of control of the cultural items 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 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to History Colorado at the address 
in this notice by May 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Sheila Goff, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone 
(303) 866-4531, email sheila.goff@state.co.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of History Colorado that meet the definition of unassociated 
funerary objects, under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In or about 1915, private citizens removed three cultural items 
from a Ute grave located near the former White River Indian Agency, CO. 
They were donated to the museum in 1927. The three unassociated 
funerary objects are one set of thin, undecorated copper bracelets, one 
leather belt decorated with copper studs, and one rifle fragment. The 
rifle is of the type used in the early 1870s. The human remains were 
never in the possession of History Colorado.
    Geographical evidence, burial context, and museum records support 
affiliation with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah. The three northern Ute bands once living at the 
White River Indian Agency were removed from Colorado in 1880 and are 
now part of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, 
Utah.

Determinations Made by History Colorado

    Officials of the History Colorado have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the three cultural items 
described 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated funerary objects and Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & 
Ouray Reservation, Utah.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Sheila Goff, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 
80203, telephone (303) 866-4531, email sheila.goff@state.co.us, by May 
13, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come 
forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah may 
proceed.
    History Colorado is responsible for notifying the Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Colorado; the Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah and the Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico 
and Utah that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 21, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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