FR Doc E8-23692[Federal Register: October 7, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 195)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Archaeological Center, 
San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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    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 in the possession of the 
San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA. The human remains were 
removed from the archeological site CA-SDI-11,068A, San Diego 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 human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by San Diego 
Archaeological Center professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Luiseno Nation, on behalf of the La Jolla Band 
of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation, California; 
Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, 
California; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima 
Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of 
the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; Soboba Band of Luiseno 
Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of California.
    In 1989, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from archeological site CA-SDI-11,068A, San Marcos, San 
Diego County, CA, as part of an archeological excavation performed in 
compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). On May 
10, 2006, the collection was accessioned by the San Diego 
Archaeological Center, and assessed for objects eligible for 
repatriation in accordance with NAGPRA. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    No lineal descendants have been identified. Geographic affiliation 
is consistent with the historically documented Luiseno Nation 
traditional tribal area. The burials have been attributed to the proto-
historic period that has been associated with the cultural antecedents 
of the Luiseno Nation in the region. The Luiseno Nation is represented 
by the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla 
Reservation, California; Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the 
Pala Reservation, California; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of 
the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of 
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; Soboba 
Band of Luiseno Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band of 
Luiseno Mission Indians of California.
    Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center 
also have determined that, 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 the Luiseno Nation, which 
is represented by the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the 
La Jolla Reservation, California; Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians 
of the Pala Reservation, California; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of 
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon 
Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; 
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band 
of Luiseno Mission Indians of California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Cindy 
Stankowski, San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley 
Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7001, telephone (760) 291-0370, before 
November 6, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Luiseno 
Nation, on behalf of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of 
the La Jolla Reservation, California; Pala Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of the Pala Reservation, California; Pauma Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga 
Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, 
California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon 
Reservation, California; Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California; 
and Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of California may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The San Diego Archaeological Center is responsible for notifying 
the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla 
Reservation, California; Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the 
Pala Reservation, California; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of 
the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of 
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; Soboba 
Band of Luiseno Indians, California; Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of California; and San Luis Rey Band of Mission 
Indians, a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: September 10, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-23692 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]

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