FR Doc 04-6649
[Federal Register: March 25, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 58)]
[Notices]               
[Page 15371-15372]
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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 two 
sites in Mendocino 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 and associated funerary objects. The 
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within 
this notice.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalog records and 
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big 
Valley 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; Grindstone Indian 
Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria 
of California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; 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 1951, human remains representing at least four individuals were 
removed from site CA-Men-500, Mendocino County, CA, by C.W. Meighan, 
during fieldwork sponsored by the University of California. No known 
individuals were identified. The 56 associated funerary objects are 1 
mussel shell, 1 carnivore mandible, 37 glass beads, 1 steatite bead, 4 
pestles, 3 stone scrapers, 2 projectile point fragments, and 7 
projectile points.
    At an unknown time prior to 1972, human remains representing at 
least two individuals were removed from site CA-Men-NL-10, Mendocino 
County, CA, by an unknown individual. Museum records identify the 
locality of the site as ``the Willits area.'' The human

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remains and associated funerary objects were donated to the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology by Mendocino County Sheriff Reno H. 
Bartlomie in 1972. No known individuals were identified. The 132 
associated funerary objects are glass and clamshell beads.
    Circumstances of burial identify the human remains as Native 
American. Historical evidence indicates that the geographical area of 
origin of the human remains was part of Pomo aboriginal territory at 
the time of European contact and immediately prior to contact. 
Linguistic evidence and regional archeological evidence suggest long-
term cultural continuity. Therefore, the human remains and associated 
funerary objects listed above are determined to be culturally 
affiliated with the present-day descendents of the Pomo: Big Valley 
Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 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; Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki 
Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Hopland Band 
of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of 
Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake 
Rancheria, California; 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.
    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 six 
individuals 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 188 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 the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 
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; Grindstone Indian 
Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria 
of California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; 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 the 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 April 26, 2004. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 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; Grindstone Indian Rancheria of 
Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria of 
California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; 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 proceed after that date if no additional claimants 
come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 
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; Grindstone Indian 
Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria 
of California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; 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 that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 27, 2004.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-6649 Filed 3-24-04; 8:45 am]

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