Notice of Inventory Completion: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 45674-45675 [2018-19542]

Download as PDF 45674 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices 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 of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the vicinity of Gila Bend, Maricopa County, AZ. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Heard Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of AkChin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains Prior to 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the vicinity of Gila Bend in Maricopa County, AZ, by Russell Cross and then acquired by the Heard Museum. In 1953, the museum assigned the human remains and associated funerary objects catalog number NA–SW–HH–A4–2. The human remains belong to a middle-aged adult of unknown gender. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are one jar and one animal bone. The jar is identified as Hohokam Sacaton Red-on-Buff with a low Gila Shoulder, and was made between approximately A.D. 900 and 1100. In 1990, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, and Tohono O’odham Nation adopted a joint policy statement stating that a cultural affiliation existed between themselves and the ancestors they described as ‘‘Hohokam.’’ Subsequently, the Hopi Tribe (in 1994) and Pueblo of Zuni (in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 1995) asserted their own cultural affiliation with the Hohokam. Determinations Made by the Heard Museum Officials of the Heard Museum 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(3)(A), the two objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Ak-Chin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Cocopah Tribe of Arizona; Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). 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 David Roche, Director/ CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252–8840, email director@heard.org, by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Heard Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 25, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19523 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026129; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Heard Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Heard Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Heard Museum at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018. SUMMARY: David Roche, Director/CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252–8840, email director@ heard.org. 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 of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from near Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Heard Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of AkChin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. History and Description of the Remains In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from near Camp Verde in Yavapai County, AZ by Tim Bailey. The human remains are of a child of unknown gender. They were donated to the Heard Museum in 1973, at which time they were assigned the catalog numbers NA–SW–SG–A2–1 and NA– SW–SG–K–2. No known individuals were identified. The 19 associated funerary objects are: One bowl, one pottery sherd, one bead, three fragments of an obsidian tool, two quartzite flakes, 10 animal bones, and one corn cob. The bowl was identified as Flagstaff Black-on-white. The vessel was reattributed as Puebloan based on Wood’s classification of this type as an Anasazi type (Wood 1987:98). The cultural affiliation of the human remains was changed to Hohokam based on the presence of cremated bone and obsidian lithics. The bowl is a Puebloan pottery type. Possibly, it was a trade item. Alternatively, it is associated with the burial of a Hohokam person outside of his/her culture area whose religious convictions were respected upon death (see Wilcox 1987:135). Based on the cremated bone and pottery type of the cremation vessel, the human remains are not likely to be Sinagua. The Hohokam lived in central and southern Arizona from about A.D. 1 to 1450. The style of pottery known as Flagstaff Black-on-white was made by Ancestral Puebloans and dates from A.D. 1130 to 1230. In 1990, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, and Tohono O’odham VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Nation adopted a joint statement asserting their cultural affiliation to ancestors described as ‘‘Hohokam.’’ In 1994, the Hopi Tribe asserted its cultural affiliation to Hohokam and Hisatsinom (Puebloan). In 1995, the Pueblo of Zuni asserted its cultural affiliation to Hohokam and Puebloan. In 1995, the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe asserted its cultural affiliation to human remains found near the area of Montezuma Well (near Camp Verde). Determinations Made by the Heard Museum Officials of the Heard Museum 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(3)(A), the 19 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and Ak-Chin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed as the YavapaiPrescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). 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 David Roche, Director/ CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252–8840, email PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45675 director@heard.org, by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Heard Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 25, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19542 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026173; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Heard Museum has completed an inventory of human remains 
and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that 
there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and 
associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any 
Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this 
notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains 
and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the 
Heard Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations 
stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Heard Museum at the address in this 
notice by October 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: David Roche, Director/CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 North Central 
Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252-8840, 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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the Heard Museum, 
Phoenix, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from near Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal

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agency that has control of the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Heard 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of Ak-
Chin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian 
Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Gila 
River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the 
Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; 
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Yavapai-
Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona); and Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from near Camp Verde in Yavapai County, AZ by Tim Bailey. 
The human remains are of a child of unknown gender. They were donated 
to the Heard Museum in 1973, at which time they were assigned the 
catalog numbers NA-SW-SG-A2-1 and NA-SW-SG-K-2. No known individuals 
were identified. The 19 associated funerary objects are: One bowl, one 
pottery sherd, one bead, three fragments of an obsidian tool, two 
quartzite flakes, 10 animal bones, and one corn cob.
    The bowl was identified as Flagstaff Black-on-white. The vessel was 
re-attributed as Puebloan based on Wood's classification of this type 
as an Anasazi type (Wood 1987:98). The cultural affiliation of the 
human remains was changed to Hohokam based on the presence of cremated 
bone and obsidian lithics. The bowl is a Puebloan pottery type. 
Possibly, it was a trade item. Alternatively, it is associated with the 
burial of a Hohokam person outside of his/her culture area whose 
religious convictions were respected upon death (see Wilcox 1987:135). 
Based on the cremated bone and pottery type of the cremation vessel, 
the human remains are not likely to be Sinagua.
    The Hohokam lived in central and southern Arizona from about A.D. 1 
to 1450. The style of pottery known as Flagstaff Black-on-white was 
made by Ancestral Puebloans and dates from A.D. 1130 to 1230. In 1990, 
the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River 
Pima-Maricopa Community, and Tohono O'odham Nation adopted a joint 
statement asserting their cultural affiliation to ancestors described 
as ``Hohokam.'' In 1994, the Hopi Tribe asserted its cultural 
affiliation to Hohokam and Hisatsinom (Puebloan). In 1995, the Pueblo 
of Zuni asserted its cultural affiliation to Hohokam and Puebloan. In 
1995, the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe asserted its cultural affiliation to 
human remains found near the area of Montezuma Well (near Camp Verde).

Determinations Made by the Heard Museum

    Officials of the Heard Museum 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(3)(A), the 19 objects described 
in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects and Ak-Chin 
Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of 
the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Fort McDowell 
Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai 
Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of 
the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 
of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of 
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); and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as 
``The Tribes'').

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 David Roche, Director/CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 
North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252-8840, 
email [email protected], by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The Heard Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: July 25, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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