FR Doc 03-6217
[Federal Register: March 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
[Page 12378-12379]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr14mr03-75]                         

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural 
History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, and 
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San 
Francisco, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5, of 
the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of 
the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, 
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, and in the control of the Department of 
Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. These 
human remains were removed from a site in Stanislaus County, CA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5 
(d)(3). 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. The National Park 
Service is not responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Central Valley and 
Mountain Reinterment Association on behalf of the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, and by UCLA Fowler 
Museum of Cultural History professional staff.
    Around 1962, human remains representing a minimum of three 
individuals were removed from CA-STA-133, a site near Patterson, CA. 
Collections documentation indicates that the site was recorded in 1962 
by Leonard Foote and that the remains were removed during archeological 
survey and excavations conducted by San Francisco State University 
students. No known individuals were identified. No funerary objects are 
present.
    Human remains representing two of the three individuals from CA-
STA-133 were included in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in 
the Federal Register on December 22, 2000 (FR Doc. 00-32662, pages 
80959-8096), by the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State 
University and were subsequently repatriated to the Central Valley and 
Mountain Reinterment Association on behalf of the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California. In August 2002, the 
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History informed the Department of 
Anthropology at San Francisco State University that among their 
collections were Native American human remains representing a minimum 
of one individual from site CA-STA-133. These human remains were never 
accessioned and are assumed to have been left there by Leonard Foote 
who was associated with the University of California, Los Angeles, 
Department of Anthropology for a period some time after 1962.
    This individual is identified as Native American based on 
geographic and oral history evidence. The site is located in the 
historic territory of the Northern Valley Yokuts Indians. Oral history 
evidence presented during consultation indicates that there is an 
association between the Yokuts and the present-day Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    Officials of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State 
University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (9-
10), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 
one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department 
of Anthropology, San Francisco State University also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these 
Native American human remains and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of 
the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Jeff 
Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco 
State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, 
telephone (415) 338-2046, before April 14, 2003. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Central Valley and Mountain Reinterment 
Association on behalf of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa 
Rosa Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University is 
responsible for notifying the Central Valley and Mountain Reinterment 
Association and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa

[[Page 12379]]

Rancheria, California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 19, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 03-6217 Filed 3-13-03; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4310-70-S


Back to the top

Back to National NAGPRA