[Federal Register: October 18, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 200)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the San Diego
Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 in the possession of the San Diego Museum of Man, San
Diego, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by San Diego
Museum of Man professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee on behalf of the Campo
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, the
Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona
Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of
Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian
Village of California, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the La Posta Indian Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and the Cuyapaipe
Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation.
    In 1952, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from an unknown location within San Diego County and donated by Mr.
Page, Mr. William and Mrs. Eleanor Tulloch. No known individual was
identified. The one associated funerary object is a pottery urn.
    In 1971, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from Carrizo Wash, Imperial County, CA during an excavation by San
Diego State University. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1972, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from the Borrego Desert area, San Diego County, CA during an excavation
conducted by the California State Department of Transportation and
donated by Mr. Ron May. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1974, human remains representing one individual were recovered
in Jacumba, San Diego County, CA during an excavation by person(s)
unknown and donated by Gregory McPartlin. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from site C-14, East Blake Sea, eastern Imperial County, CA
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individual was identified. The
two associated funerary objects consist of a stone knife and a
projectile point.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from site C-19, East Blake Sea, eastern Imperial County, CA
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The
122 associated funerary objects include

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bone, projectile points, shell beads, sherds, and shell fragments.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from site C-104, Blake Sea, west-central Imperial County, CA
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individual was identified. The
142 associated funerary objects include shell beads and fragments,
sherds, lithic flakes, and projectile points.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing seven individuals were
removed from site C-144, a general area at Mason Valley, San Diego
County, CA during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm
Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were
identified. The eight associated funerary objects consist of a glass
bead necklace, a pot, projectile points, and arrowshaft straighteners.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing 11 individuals were
removed from site C-144 Cemetery A, at Mason Valley, San Diego County,
CA during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The
4,747 associated funerary objects include shell beads, ceramic sherds,
cook pots, jars, bowls, a shell disk, bridle ornaments, a spur, a hair
net, manos, metates, pipes, pendants, acorns, mortar, obsidian flakes,
lithic flakes, and a knife blade.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered from site C-144 Cemetery C at Mason Valley, San Diego County,
CA during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The
580 associated funerary objects include canteens, a mano, bowls, jars,
arrow straighteners, a flaker, a hammer, awls, an anvil, shells, basket
fragments, a red paint stone, marl chunks, glass beads, a scraper,
projectile points, shell beads, sherds, unidentified material, and
fibers.
    In 1963, human remains representing eight individuals were removed
from site C-144 (1963-27), Mason Valley, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by Clark Brott. No known
individuals were identified. The 437 associated funerary objects
include pottery paddles, a metal knife, mesquite seeds, a pumice stone,
bone , seeds, cloth, metal, shell, stone fragments, obsidian fragment,
a metate, a clay lump, jars, a dipper, a shell pendant, metal buttons,
beads, an awl, pottery rims, jars, and sherds.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing ten individuals were
recovered from site C-165, Vallecitos, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers. No known
individuals were identified. The 173 associated funerary objects
include ollas, an olla lid, shell beads, sherds, a canteen, shell, a
mano, bowls, glass beads, and a projectile point.
    Between 1929-1968, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from site C-651, Earthquake Valley, San Diego County, CA by
Carl Harkleroad. No known individual was identified. The one associated
funerary object is a pottery jar.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
removed from an unspecified site in the area of ``W'' sites, San Diego
County, CA by Paul Ezell and brought to the San Diego Museum of Man by
Dr. Spencer Rogers from San Diego State University. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing three individuals were
removed from site W-205, Cottonwood Valley, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San
Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The 11
associated funerary objects include projectile points, ollas, a
scraper, bowls, and an iron spur.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from site W-206, Santa Maria Valley, San Diego County, CA
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The
56 associated funerary objects include an urn, projectile point
fragments, flaked stone, charcoal, shell fragments, quartz pieces, and
animal bone.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from site W-245, Dulzura, San Diego County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. No known individual was identified. The two associated
funerary objects are shells.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from site W-254, West Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, CA
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were identified. The
34 associated funerary objects include mother-of-pearl buttons,
projectile points, shells, glass chandelier crystal, projectile points,
a metal button, a brass button, and animal teeth.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from site W-254, Cemetery A, Laguna Mountain, San Diego
County, CA during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm
Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were
identified. The nine associated funerary objects include an olla and
bowls.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from site W-254, Cemetery B, Laguna Mountain, San Diego
County, CA during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm
Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were
identified. The two associated funerary objects are ceramic urns.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from site W-277, Horsethief Canyon, San Diego County, CA
during legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of
the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    During the 1930s, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from site W-278 located at the headwaters of Hatfield Creek,
San Diego County, CA during legally authorized excavations conducted by
F.S. Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man. No known individuals were
identified. The 25 associated funerary objects include pots, a pottery
anvil, charred seed, point fragments, a fused bead, shell, a quartz
drill, sherds, and a ceramic disk.
    During 1950-1951, human remains representing one individual were
removed from site W-316, Soledad Valley, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by B.E. McCown of the San
Diego Museum of Man. No known individual was identified. The 58
associated funerary objects include a scraper, shells, sherds, and
pottery.
    In 1971, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site W-448, Un Gallo Flat, San Diego County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Paul Ezell of San Diego State
College. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Based on ceramic material, types of projectile points, and types of
shell beads, these human remains have been identified as Native
American from the late prehistoric period, c. 750 A.D. to the 19th
century. Continuities of

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material culture and technologies provide a clear continuum for native
cultures in this area from this late precontact period into the time of
European contact. Historic documents from the Spanish expeditions
document Diegueno and Kumeyaay peoples through this area. Consultation
information provided by the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee
supports the recognition of this area of San Diego County as an
ancestral homeland.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the San
Diego Museum of Man have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of 68 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the San
Diego Museum of Man have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the 6,415 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 San Diego Museum of Man 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 of California, the Barona Group of Capitan
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the
Viejas Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of California,
the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian
Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and the Cuyapaipe Community of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee, the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band
of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja
and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of California, the La
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian
Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and the Cuyapaipe Community of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation. Representatives
of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally
affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary objects
should contact Ken Hedges, Curator of California Collections, San Diego
Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101; telephone: (619)
239-2001 before November 17, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains
and associated funerary objects to the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation
Committee on behalf of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indian of the
Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of
Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja
and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of California, the La
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian
Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and the Cuyapaipe Community of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: October 4, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-27124 Filed 10-15-99; 8:45 am]
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