Notice of Inventory Completion: La Plata County Historical Society, Durango, CO, 14494-14496 [2018-06833]

Download as PDF 14494 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the NYU College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Chickasaw Nation, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(b)(5), the NYU College of Dentistry discussed a proposed disposition, and all four tribes determined that The Chickasaw Nation would take the lead on the reburial for all of the human remains described below. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains Between 1868 and 1869, human remains representing, at minimum, 14 individuals were removed by Dr. Joseph Jones of Nashville, TN, from several mound and earthwork sites in the State of Tennessee. Dr. Jones kept ledgers that illustrated and described many of the human remains and objects that he collected. He published the results of his excavations in Volume 22 of the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. In 1906, Dr. Jones’ widow sold his collection, including the human remains from Tennessee, to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. In 1956, the Museum of the American Indian transferred some of the crania and mandibles from Jones’ excavations to Dr. Theodore Kazamiroff of the NYU College of Dentistry. The human remains under the control of the NYU College of Dentistry represent the following: Three adults of indeterminate sex and two adult males from the East Nashville Mounds site (40Dv4) in Davidson County, TN; one adult female removed from the Gordontown site (40Dv6) in Davidson County, TN; one older adult male, one adult male, one probable adult female, and one older adult of indeterminate sex removed from the Old Town site (40Wm2) in Williamson County, TN; and two older adults of indeterminate sex, one older adult male, and one young adult female removed from the DeGraffenreid site (40Wm4), in Williamson County, TN. No known VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains described in this notice have been determined to be Native American through a combination of collector records, site information, and forensic data. In his catalog, Jones identifies the remains as Native American. The graves from which the human remains were removed all predate European contact, and therefore the human remains are assumed to be Native American based on their age. During forensic examination, diagnostic features of Native American individuals were identified. Each of the sites listed in this notice date to the Thruston phase (A.D. 1250– 1450), based on the burial styles, artifacts, radiocarbon dating, Tennessee site file information, and archeological literature. The sites and the surrounding region were abandoned by A.D. 1450. During consultations, tribal representatives identified the area as the ancestral lands of southeastern Indian Tribes, but noted that there is difficulty in establishing a specific cultural affiliation due to the complexity of the region, broadly shared material culture, and the lack of information to trace specific migrations out of the region after A.D. 1450. Historically, the land from which the human remains were removed was claimed by both the Cherokee and the Chickasaw peoples. The 1785 Treaty of Hopewell officially delineated the boundary between the Cherokee and Chickasaw lands. The Cherokee retained rights to land that included modern-day Davidson County, TN, and most of modern-day Williamson County, TN. The Chickasaw retained rights to land in the southern and western portions of modern-day Williamson County, TN. Both the Cherokee and Chickasaw ceded their lands in Davidson and/or Williamson counties, TN, to the U.S. Government in the Treaty of 1805. • Treaties indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma and, if joined to one or more of the afore-mentioned aboriginal land tribes, The Chickasaw Nation. 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. Louis Terracio, NYU College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 998–9717, email louis.terracio@ nyu.edu, by May 4, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, and, if joined to one or more of the afore-mentioned aboriginal land tribes, The Chickasaw Nation, may proceed. The NYU College of Dentistry is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Chickasaw Nation, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: February 28, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–06828 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P Determinations Made by the NYU College of Dentistry DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Officials of the NYU College of Dentistry have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of, at a minimum, 14 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. National Park Service PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0025169; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: La Plata County Historical Society, Durango, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The La Plata County Historical Society has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES organizations and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains 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 of these human remains should submit a written request to the La Plata County Historical Society. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: 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 La Plata County Historical Society at the address in this notice by May 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: Kathy McKenzie, Board President, La Plata County Historical Society, 3065 W. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 259–2402, email director@animasmuseum.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 under the control of the La Plata County Historical Society, Durango, CO. The human remains were removed from an unknown location, most likely in southwest Colorado or northwest New Mexico. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the La Plata County Historical Society professional staff in partnership with Dr. Dawn Mulhern, biological anthropologist from Fort Lewis College, and in consultation with representatives of Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah); Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. History and Description of the Remains Between 1936 and 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown archeological site probably in southwest Colorado or northwest New Mexico. The human remains were likely excavated by avocational archeologist Helen Sloan Daniels from Durango, CO. The two crania and a partial mandible were in a box marked ‘‘skulls’’ and were in the possession of Ms. Daniels they were donated to the La Plata County Historical Society in 1989. Ms. Daniels was known to have collected artifacts and human remains primarily from southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico for research and display purposes beginning in the mid-1930s and continuing into the 1960s. Collection and archival work by the staff at the La Plata County Historical Society failed to find any additional documentation regarding these individuals, and these human remains could not be re-associated with any other human remains in this collection. Catalog Number 89.30.75 (LPCHS–06) is represented by a mostly complete cranium and mandible of an adult female of Native American ancestry between 20–35 years old. There is no cranial modification, but the sagittal suture exhibits very slight kneeling. Catalog Number 89.30.77(LPCHS–08) is represented by a mostly complete cranium and complete mandible of an adult female of Native American ancestry between 17–20 years old. The occipital and the sphenoid are significantly fragmented; everything else is about 75% complete. The cranium does not exhibit cranial deformation. Catalog number 89.30.79 (LCPCHS–10) is represented by the right half of a PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14495 mandible with the first and second premolar as well as the first and third molar of an adult of probable Native American ancestry of indeterminate sex between 20–35 years old. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the La Plata County Historical Society Officials of the La Plata County Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the collection history and biological analysis. • 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe. • 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 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 and 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 and Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation), Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be The Tribes. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 14496 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices 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 Kathy McKenzie, Board President, La Plata County Historical Society, 3065 W 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 259–2402, email director@animasmuseum.org, by May 4, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The La Plata County Historical Society is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: March 5, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–06833 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WAS–NAGPRA–NPS0025139; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA, and California State University, Sacramento, CA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California State University, Sacramento, have corrected an inventory of associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on March 15, 2011. 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 Caltrans. 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 identified in this notice that wish to amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 request transfer of control of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Caltrans at the address in this notice by May 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: Sarah Allred, Native American Cultural Studies Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation, 1120 North Street, MS– 27, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653–0013, email Sarah.Allred@ dot.ca.gov. 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 associated funerary objects under the control of the California Department of Transportation. The associated funerary objects were removed from site CA– SJO–91, on private property, in San Joaquin 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 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 (76 FR 14055, March 15, 2011). Three associated funerary objects originally listed as missing have since been found. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the Federal Register (76 FR 14055, March 15, 2011), column 2, full paragraph 3, sentences 4 and 5, are corrected by substituting the following sentences: The 4,670 associated funerary objects are 3,967 beads, 16 bifaces, 4 pieces of charcoal, 1 charmstone fragment, 1 silicate core, 2 lots of debitage, 490 faunal bones, 5 flake tools, 61 tule mat impressions, 20 modified bones, 1 modified shell, 2 modified stones, 20 pieces of ochre, 14 ornaments, 3 pestles, 20 projectile points, 35 quartz crystals and pebbles, 6 soil samples, and 2 whistles. In addition, there are 184 missing associated funerary objects (156 beads, 1 piece of charcoal, 1 igneous core, 12 lots of debitage, 5 faunal bones, 1 flake tool, 1 modified bone, 1 quartz rock, 1 steatite ring, and 5 bone whistles). In the Federal Register (76 FR 14056, March 15, 2011), column 1, full PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 paragraph 2, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Officials of California State University, Sacramento, and Caltrans also have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), that the 4,670 objects 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. 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Sarah Allred, Native American Cultural Studies Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation, 1120 North Street, MS–27, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653–0013, email Sarah.Allred@dot.ca.gov, by May 4, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians (previously listed as the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California); Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria of California); Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and the Wilton Rancheria, California, (‘‘The Tribes’’), may proceed. California State University, Sacramento, is responsible for notifying The Tribes, as well as three nonFederally recognized Indian groups, the Northern Valley Yokuts, Southern Sierra Miwoks of California, and Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, that this notice has been published. Dated: February 28, 2018. Melanie O’Brian, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–06830 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0025169; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: La Plata County Historical 
Society, Durango, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The La Plata County Historical Society has completed an 
inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
Tribes or Native Hawaiian

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organizations and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the human remains 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 of these human remains should submit a 
written request to the La Plata County Historical Society. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in 
this notice may proceed.

DATES: 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 La Plata 
County Historical Society at the address in this notice by May 4, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Kathy McKenzie, Board President, La Plata County Historical 
Society, 3065 W. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301, telephone (970) 259-
2402, email [email protected].

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 La Plata County Historical Society, Durango, CO. The 
human remains were removed from an unknown location, most likely in 
southwest Colorado or northwest New Mexico.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the La Plata 
County Historical Society professional staff in partnership with Dr. 
Dawn Mulhern, biological anthropologist from Fort Lewis College, and in 
consultation with representatives of Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla 
Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed 
as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); 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 Mountain Ute Tribe (previously 
listed as the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico and Utah); Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously 
listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and the Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1936 and 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, 
three individuals were removed from an unknown archeological site 
probably in southwest Colorado or northwest New Mexico. The human 
remains were likely excavated by avocational archeologist Helen Sloan 
Daniels from Durango, CO. The two crania and a partial mandible were in 
a box marked ``skulls'' and were in the possession of Ms. Daniels they 
were donated to the La Plata County Historical Society in 1989. Ms. 
Daniels was known to have collected artifacts and human remains 
primarily from southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico for 
research and display purposes beginning in the mid-1930s and continuing 
into the 1960s. Collection and archival work by the staff at the La 
Plata County Historical Society failed to find any additional 
documentation regarding these individuals, and these human remains 
could not be re-associated with any other human remains in this 
collection.
    Catalog Number 89.30.75 (LPCHS-06) is represented by a mostly 
complete cranium and mandible of an adult female of Native American 
ancestry between 20-35 years old. There is no cranial modification, but 
the sagittal suture exhibits very slight kneeling. Catalog Number 
89.30.77(LPCHS-08) is represented by a mostly complete cranium and 
complete mandible of an adult female of Native American ancestry 
between 17-20 years old. The occipital and the sphenoid are 
significantly fragmented; everything else is about 75% complete. The 
cranium does not exhibit cranial deformation. Catalog number 89.30.79 
(LCPCHS-10) is represented by the right half of a mandible with the 
first and second premolar as well as the first and third molar of an 
adult of probable Native American ancestry of indeterminate sex between 
20-35 years old. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the La Plata County Historical Society

    Officials of the La Plata County Historical Society have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the collection history and 
biological analysis.
     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), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe.
     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 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 and 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 and Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as the Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation), Colorado, New Mexico, 
and Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta Del 
Sur Pueblo of Texas); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico, hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes.''
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be The Tribes.

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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 Kathy McKenzie, Board President, La Plata 
County Historical Society, 3065 W 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301, 
telephone (970) 259-2402, email [email protected], by May 4, 
2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The La Plata County Historical Society is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 5, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-06833 Filed 4-3-18; 8:45 am]
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