FR Doc 03-10031
[Federal Register: April 25, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 80)]
[Notices]               
[Page 20407-20408]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, 
Riverside, Riverside, 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), 25 U.S.C. 
3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the 
possession of the University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA. 
The human remains were removed from a site in Riverside 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 within 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 within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by professional 
staff of the University of California, Riverside in consultation with 
the Luiseno Intertribal NAGPRA Coalition, representing the 
interests 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; and Soboba Band of 
Luiseno Indians, California.
    In 1987, human remains representing one individual were excavated 
by the University of California, Riverside from site CA-RIV-333, 
Riverside County, CA. The human remains are a distal fragment of a 
middle phalanx. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present. Archaeological evidence from site CA-RIV-
333 indicates that it was occupied during the Late Prehistoric period 
(A.D. 1500-1770). The human remains are believed to have been interred 
during the Late Prehistoric period occupation of site CA-RIV-333.
    Archaeological evidence indicates a cultural continuity between the 
Late Prehistoric and Historic period occupants of Riverside County, CA. 
The Luiseno tribe is known to have occupied the Riverside County 
area during the Historic period. The Luiseno tribe is currently 
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; and Soboba Band of 
Luiseno Indians, California. Some individuals of Luiseno 
descent may also be members of the Campo Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California, and San 
Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California.
    Officials of the University of California, Riverside have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one

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individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of 
California, Riverside 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 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; and Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, 
California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Philip 
J. Wilke, Department of Anthropology, 1334 Watkins Hall, University of 
California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0418, telephone (909) 787-
5524, before May 27, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Luiseno Intertribal NAGPRA Coalition, representing the interests 
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; and Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, 
California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The University of California, Riverside is responsible for 
notifying the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee and its 
constituent members, the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Campo Indian Reservation, California and San Pasqual Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and Luiseno 
Intertribal NAGPRA Coalition and its constituent members, 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; and Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, 
California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 17, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-10031 Filed 4-24-03; 8:45 am]

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