Notice of Intended Disposition Notic

81637 | 09/06/2019 | Ad id: 8-0000478438-01
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Notice of Intended Disposition Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.6 (c), of the intent to transfer custody of a Native American object of cultural patrimony in the control of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 1. In the fall of 2017, a bison skull that was modified by Native Americans was discovered and inadvertently removed from site 5MF8484, Moffat County, Colorado. 2. Officials of the BLM have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d) (4), the culturally modified bison skull qualifies as an object of cultural patrimony. 3. In October of 2018, an assessment of the object of cultural patrimony was made by BLM officials in consultation with representatives of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming. 4. Lastly, officials of the BLM have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.6 (a) the object of cultural patrimony was removed from lands that are recognized as the aboriginal land of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. An official with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation has requested that custody of the object of cultural patrimony be transferred to the tribe and that officials with the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe be invited to participate in the deposition of the object of cultural patrimony. Officials with the Eastern Shoshone have indicated that they defer to the Ute tribes. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that wishes to claim ownership or control of the object of cultural patrimony should contact Bruce Sillitoe, Field Manager, BLM, Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emmerson Street, Craig, Colorado 81625, telephone (970) 826-5000, before October 16, 2019. Disposition of the object of cultural patrimony to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation will proceed after that date if no additional claims come forward. Published in the Craig Daily Press First Publication Date: September 6, 2019 Second Publication Date: Septemeber 13, 2019 0000478438