[Federal Register: July 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 141)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA in
the Possession of the California Department of Parks and Recreation,
Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA in the possession
of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by California
Department of Parks and Recreation professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Manzanita Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian
Village, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta
Indian Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa
Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians, and
the Viejas Band of Mission Indians.
    In 1937, human remains representing 30 individuals were recovered
from site CA-SDI-901, San Diego County, CA during excavations
supervised by George F. Carter and Malcolm J. Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The 2,827
associated funerary objects include burial urns (plainware ollas and
Tizon brown jars), olivella beads, a steatite bead, a bowl, a quartz
flake, a projectile point, sherds, pieces of shell, mammal bones, bird
bones, fish bones, seeds, charcoal pieces, small pieces of rock, and
melted glass beads.
    Based on manner of interment and associated funerary objects, these
human remains have been identified as Native American dating to the
late prehistoric to historic period (700 A.D.-1400 A.D.). Archeological
evidence indicates this area of western San Diego County was occupied
by Kumeyaay (Diegueno) peoples from 500 A.D. through the historic post-
contact period.
    In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of one individual
were recovered from Arrow Makers Ridge, Arrowmakers Camp, Hapcha, West
Mesa, San Diego County, CA under the direction of M. Rogers of the San
Diego Museum of Man. In 1981 and 1983, portions of this collection were
reburied prior to NAGPRA. No known individual was identified. The one
associated funerary object is a stone bead.
    Based on the manner of interment and associated funerary objects,
these human remains have been identified as Native American dating to
the late pre-contact to contact period (500-1500 A.D.). Archeological
evidence indicates this area of San Diego county was occupied by
Kumeyaay (Diegueno) peoples from 500 A.D. through the historic contact
period.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
California Department of Parks and Recreation have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above
represent the physical remains of a minimum of 31 individuals of Native
American ancestry. Officials of the California Department of Parks and
Recreation have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the 2,828 objects listed 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. Lastly, officials of the
California Department of Parks and Recreation have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group
identity which can be reasonably traced between these Native American
human remains and associated funerary objects and the Campo Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan
Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community
of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation,
the Jamul Indian Village, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the La Posta Indian Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians, and the Viejas Band of Mission Indians.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Campo Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan
Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community
of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation,
the Jamul Indian Village, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the La Posta Indian Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians, and the Viejas Band of Mission Indians.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Paulette Hennum, NAGPRA Coordinator, California
Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416-9th Street, Room 1431,
Sacramento, CA 95814; telephone: (916) 653-7976, before August 23,
1999. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects
to the culturally affiliated tribes may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: July 16, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-18889 Filed 7-22-99; 8:45 am]
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