Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO, 82508-82510 [2020-27874]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 82508 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020 / Notices PGM believes the excavations likely encountered a concentration of infant inhumations and cremations that were unnoticed at the time and, therefore, were not documented as burials. The human remains include six infant or fetal inhumations, three inhumations of adolescents or adults, eight cremations, and two isolated individuals of undetermined age. No known individuals were identified. PGM identified associated funerary objects through locational information contained in the excavation field notes. The 227 associated funerary objects are 67 lots of red-on-buff, buffware, and plainware ceramic sherds; 24 pollen samples; 15 flotation sample; 67 lots of faunal and shell remains; 27 lots of lithics; five shell or stone ornaments; one mineral sample; two manos; four ceramic bowls; two ceramic scoops; two projectile points; one insect nest; three lots charcoal; one palette; one stone ring; and five spindle whorls. Sometime prior to 2004, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals were excavated from either La Ciudad or site AZ U:9:1(ASM)/ Pueblo Grande, both of which are in Maricopa County, AZ. The human remains were discovered at PGM in 2004, but were not identified as human until 2020, during a review of the faunal collection. The human remains belong to individuals of varying ages and sexes and include 14 inhumations and one cremation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Ak-Chin Indian Community (previously listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona); Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona comprise one cultural group known as the O’Odham. Cultural continuity between the prehistoric Hohokam archeological culture and present-day O’Odham peoples is supported by continuities in settlement pattern, architectural technologies, basketry, textiles, ceramic technology, and ritual practices. Oral traditions that are documented for the Ak Chin Indian Community (previously lised as AkChin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona support their cultural affiliation with Hohokam VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:22 Dec 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 archeological sites in central and southern Arizona. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona considers all of Arizona to be within traditional Hopi lands or within areas where Hopi clans migrated in the past. Oral traditions and material culture that are documented for the Hopi Tribe support their cultural affiliation with Hohokam sites in central and southern Arizona. Several Hopi clans and religious societies are derived from ancestors who migrated from the south, and likely identified with the Hohokam archeological culture. Migration from portions of the Southwest to present-day Zuni are documented in the oral traditions of kivas, priesthoods, and medicine societies of the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. These traditions support their affiliation with the central and southern Arizona Hohokam archeological culture. Historical linguistic analysis also suggests interaction between ancestral Zuni and Uto-Aztecan speakers during the late Hohokam period. Determinations Made by the Pueblo Grande Museum Officials of the Pueblo Grande Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 34 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 227 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 (previously listed as AkChin 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 the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Lindsey Vogel-Teeter, Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, telephone (602) 534–1572, email lindsey.vogel-teeter@phoenix.gov, by January 19, 2021. 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 Pueblo Grande Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: December 9, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–27876 Filed 12–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031248; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, 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. Representatives of any Indian Tribe 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 History Colorado. 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 History Colorado at the address in this notice by January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Alisa DiGiacomo, NAGPRA Liaison, History Colorado, 1200 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866–4531, email alisa.digiacomo@ 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of History Colorado, Denver, CO. One set of human remains was recovered from La Plata County, CO. 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 History Colorado professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah); Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. The Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:22 Dec 17, 2020 Jkt 253001 New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; and the Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico were invited to consult, but did not participate. Hereafter, all the Indian Tribes listed above are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In October 2019, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were discovered on the side of road CR 210, about one mile west of its junction with US 160, within Bodo State Wildlife Area. The La Plata County Coroner ruled out a forensic interest and released jurisdiction over the human remains—a skull—to the Office of the State Archaeologist. Osteological analysis of the human remains (OAHP 343) conducted by the Department of Anthropology at Fort Lewis College determined that the human remains belong to a Native American adult male. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. History Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, conducted tribal consultations among the Tribes with ancestral ties to the State of Colorado to develop the process for disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects originating from inadvertent discoveries on Colorado State and private lands. As a result of the consultation, a process was developed, Process for Consultation, Transfer, and Reburial of Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Originating From Inadvertent Discoveries on Colorado State and Private Lands, (2008, unpublished, on file with the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation). The Tribes consulted are those who have expressed their wishes to be notified of discoveries in the Basin and Plateau Consultation Region (where this individual originated), as established by the Process. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. On November 3–4, 2006, the Process was presented to the Review Committee for consideration. A January 8, 2007, letter PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82509 on behalf of the Review Committee from the Designated Federal Officer transmitted the provisional authorization to proceed with the Process upon receipt of formal responses from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico, and the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, subject to forthcoming conditions imposed by the Secretary of the Interior. On May 15–16, 2008, the responses from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico, and the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma were submitted to the Review Committee. On September 23, 2008, the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, as the designee for the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the authorization for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains according to the Process and NAGPRA, pending publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. 43 CFR 10.11 was promulgated on March 15, 2010, to provide a process for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains recovered from tribal or aboriginal lands as established by the final judgment of the Indian Claims Commission or U.S. Court of Claims, a treaty, Act of Congress, or Executive Order, or other authoritative governmental sources. As there is no evidence indicating that the human remains reported in this notice originated from tribal or aboriginal lands, they are eligible for disposition under the Process. Determinations Made by History Colorado Officials of History Colorado have determined that: • Based on osteological analysis, the human remains are Native American. • 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), a ‘‘tribal land’’ or ‘‘aboriginal land’’ provenience for the human remains cannot be determined. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.10(g)(2) and 10.16, and the Process, the disposition of the human remains may be to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 82510 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 244 / Friday, December 18, 2020 / Notices Colorado, New Mexico & Utah) (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). 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 Alisa DiGiacomo, NAGPRA Liaison, History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866–4531, email alias.digiacomo@state.co.us, by January 19, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. History Colorado is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: December 9, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Formerly 
Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, 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. Representatives of any Indian Tribe 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 History Colorado. 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 History Colorado 
at the address in this notice by January 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Alisa DiGiacomo, NAGPRA Liaison, History Colorado, 1200

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Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866-4531, 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 History Colorado, Denver, CO. One set of human remains 
was recovered from La Plata County, CO.
    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 History 
Colorado professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and 
Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho 
Tribes of Oklahoma); Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; 
Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & 
Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as 
Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Rosebud 
Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Shoshone-
Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation; Southern Ute Indian Tribe 
of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously 
listed as Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, 
New Mexico & Utah); Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as Ysleta 
Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, 
New Mexico.
    The Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Kiowa 
Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, 
New Mexico; and the Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico were invited to consult, 
but did not participate.
    Hereafter, all the Indian Tribes listed above are referred to as 
``The Consulted and Invited Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In October 2019, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were discovered on the side of road CR 210, about one mile 
west of its junction with US 160, within Bodo State Wildlife Area. The 
La Plata County Coroner ruled out a forensic interest and released 
jurisdiction over the human remains--a skull--to the Office of the 
State Archaeologist. Osteological analysis of the human remains (OAHP 
343) conducted by the Department of Anthropology at Fort Lewis College 
determined that the human remains belong to a Native American adult 
male. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    History Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Commission of 
Indian Affairs, Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, conducted tribal 
consultations among the Tribes with ancestral ties to the State of 
Colorado to develop the process for disposition of culturally 
unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects originating from inadvertent discoveries on Colorado State and 
private lands. As a result of the consultation, a process was 
developed, Process for Consultation, Transfer, and Reburial of 
Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Human Remains and Associated 
Funerary Objects Originating From Inadvertent Discoveries on Colorado 
State and Private Lands, (2008, unpublished, on file with the Colorado 
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation). The Tribes consulted 
are those who have expressed their wishes to be notified of discoveries 
in the Basin and Plateau Consultation Region (where this individual 
originated), as established by the Process.
    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific 
actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. On 
November 3-4, 2006, the Process was presented to the Review Committee 
for consideration. A January 8, 2007, letter on behalf of the Review 
Committee from the Designated Federal Officer transmitted the 
provisional authorization to proceed with the Process upon receipt of 
formal responses from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico, and the 
Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, subject to forthcoming conditions 
imposed by the Secretary of the Interior. On May 15-16, 2008, the 
responses from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico, and the Kiowa 
Indian Tribe of Oklahoma were submitted to the Review Committee. On 
September 23, 2008, the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and 
Parks, as the designee for the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted 
the authorization for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable 
human remains according to the Process and NAGPRA, pending publication 
of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This 
notice fulfills that requirement.
    43 CFR 10.11 was promulgated on March 15, 2010, to provide a 
process for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native 
American human remains recovered from tribal or aboriginal lands as 
established by the final judgment of the Indian Claims Commission or 
U.S. Court of Claims, a treaty, Act of Congress, or Executive Order, or 
other authoritative governmental sources. As there is no evidence 
indicating that the human remains reported in this notice originated 
from tribal or aboriginal lands, they are eligible for disposition 
under the Process.

Determinations Made by History Colorado

    Officials of History Colorado have determined that:
     Based on osteological analysis, the human remains are 
Native American.
     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), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), a ``tribal land'' or 
``aboriginal land'' provenience for the human remains cannot be 
determined.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.10(g)(2) and 10.16, and the Process, 
the disposition of the human remains may be to the Southern Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain 
Ute Tribe (previously listed as Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 
Reservation,

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Colorado, New Mexico & Utah) (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

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 Alisa DiGiacomo, NAGPRA Liaison, History 
Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866-4531, 
email [email protected], by January 19, 2021. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    History Colorado is responsible for notifying The Consulted and 
Invited Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 9, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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