[Federal Register: May 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 97)]
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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 Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalogue records and
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe
A. Hearst Museum professional staff in consultation with the Big Valley
Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Cahto
Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cloverdale
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo
Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank
Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Hopland Band
of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian
Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo
Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake
Rancheria; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo
Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California;
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round Valley Indian
Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Scotts Valley Band
of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; and Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper
Lake Rancheria of California.
    In 1954, human remains representing at least one individual were
removed during excavations at CA-Lak-203, on the north shore of Clear
Lake, Lake County, CA, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum
of Anthropology by Raymond Oechsli. No known individual was identified.
The one funerary object is a piece of worked bone.
    The presence of clamshell disk beads and historic-period trade
beads in the assemblage of materials from other areas of the site
indicates that occupation of CA-Lak-203 dates to post-A.D. 1500.
Linguistic and archeological evidence indicates that Pomo people moved
into the region of Lake County, CA by circa 5000 B.C. and have occupied
the region since that time. The preponderance of the available evidence
indicates that the human remains are culturally affiliated with Pomo
groups whose traditional territories include CA-Lak-203: Big Valley
Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Cahto
Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cloverdale
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo
Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank
Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Hopland Band
of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian
Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo
Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake
Rancheria; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo
Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California;
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round Valley Indian
Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Scotts Valley Band
of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; and Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper
Lake Rancheria of California.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe
Hearst Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of at least one individual of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship
of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the
Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria,
California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria,
California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote
Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the
Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California;
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland

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Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria,
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point
Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria; Lytton Rancheria of
California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point
Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Potter
Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Redwood Valley
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley
Reservation, California; Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of
California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California;
and Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of
California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Big Valley Band of
Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian
Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of
Pomo Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of
California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem
Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria,
California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Hopland Band of Pomo
Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the
Laytonville Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the
Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria; Lytton
Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the
Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of
Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California;
Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Robinson
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of
the Round Valley Reservation, California; Scotts Valley Band of Pomo
Indians of California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; and Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria
of California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and
associated funerary objects should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA
Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of
California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096,
before June 19, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big
Valley Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville
Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo
Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria
of California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria,
California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria,
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point
Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria;Lytton Rancheria of
California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point
Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Potter
Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Redwood Valley
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley
Reservation, California; Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of
California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California;
and Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of
California may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.

    Dated: April 25, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc.02-12560 Filed 5-17-02; 8:45 am]
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