FR Doc 04-12744
[Federal Register: June 7, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 109)]
[Notices]               
[Page 31843-31844]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Archaeological Center, 
San Diego, 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 in the possession of San 
Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA. The human remains were 
removed from an archeological site in San Diego 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 San Diego 
Archaeological Center professional staff with representatives 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; San Luis Rey 
Band of Mission Indians (a nonfederally recognized Indian group); 
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band 
of Mission Indians of California.
    In 1990, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from site CA-SDI-5445 in Oceanside, northern San Diego 
County, CA, 2 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and one mile west of the 
San Luis Rey Mission. Site CA-SDI-5445 was excavated by California 
Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for construction of State Route 
76. The site records do not mention discovery of human remains. The 
collection of archeological materials from site CA-SDI-5445 was brought 
to San Diego Archaeological Center on August 8, 2000, for curation. The 
human remains were identified while preparing the collection for 
curation and were confirmed to be Native American by Rose Tyson, 
curator at the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA. No other items 
subject to NAGPRA were found in the collection. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Archeological evidence, including artifacts typical of the late 
Prehistoric period (1500 B.C. to circa A.D. 1700), indicates that the 
site described above is Native American. All of the human remains are 
fragmentary and some show evidence of cremation, which was typical of 
burial practices in the late Prehistoric period. It is likely that the 
individual was interred prior to European contact. The archeological 
and historical literature and tribal evidence confirm that the site 
lies within traditional and historical Luiseno territory.
    Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center 
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

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Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; Soboba Band of 
Luiseno Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission 
Indians of California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Cindy 
Stankowski, Director, San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San 
Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027, telephone (760) 291-0370, 
before July 7, 2004. Repatriation of the human remains to 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; Soboba Band of 
Luiseno Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission 
Indians of California may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The San Diego Archaeological Center is responsible for notifying 
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; San Luis 
Rey Band of Mission Indians (a nonfederally recognized Indian group); 
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California; and Twenty-Nine Palms Band 
of Mission Indians of California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 5, 2004.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-12744 Filed 6-4-04; 8:45 am]

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