FR Doc 03-17273
[Federal Register: July 9, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 131)]
[Notices]
[Page 41012-41014]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: 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 here given in accordance with the Native American Graves
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, 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. The
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a site
in Churchill County, NV.
    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 and associated funerary objects. The
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within
this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California;
Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon;
Cedarville Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Warm
Springs Reservation of Oregon; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the
Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the
Fort

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Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian Community
of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California;
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock
Indian Colony, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California;
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho;
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California;
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada;
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.
    In 1952, human remains representing at least one individual were
removed by excavation from site NV-Ch-86, Churchill County, NV, by
Gordon L. Grosscup, who donated them to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology in the same year. No known individual was identified. The
90 associated funerary objects are 14 leather bridle fragments, 75
trade beads and cloth fragments, and one corroded metal bell.
    The circumstances of burial identify the human remains as Native
American. The presence of associated funerary objects of Euroamerican
origin date the burial to a post-European contact time period.
Historical records and consultation evidence indicate that the
geographical area that includes site NV-Ch-86 was inhabited by Paiute
culture groups at the time of European contact. The current descendants
of these groups are the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California;
Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon;
Cedarville Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Warm
Springs Reservation of Oregon; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the
Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the
Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation,
California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort
McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe
of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah;
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony,
California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the
Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho;
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California;
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada;
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains
described above represent the physical remains of at least one
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 90 objects described 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 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 these Native American human remains and associated funerary
objects and the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns
Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville
Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
Reservation of Oregon; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater
Reservation, Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell
Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute
Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California; Fort
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock
Indian Colony, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California;
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho;
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California;
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada;
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.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 August 8, 2003. Repatriation of the
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Bridgeport Paiute
Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute
Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Confederated
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Duckwater Shoshone
Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian
Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort
Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort
Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and
Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada;
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop
Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of
the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California;
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada;
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada;
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort
Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley
Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville
Indian Rancheria, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker
River Reservation, Nevada; Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; and
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada
may proceed

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after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for
notifying the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns
Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville
Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
Reservation of Oregon; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater
Reservation, Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell
Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute
Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California; Fort
McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock
Indian Colony, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California;
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho;
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California;
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada;
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada that this notice has been
published.

    Dated: June 11, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-17273 Filed 7-8-01; 8:45 am]

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