FR Doc 04-27787
[Federal Register: December 20, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 243)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural 
History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here 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 and associated 
funerary objects in the possession of the UCLA Fowler Museum of 
Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 
CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
a site in Mono 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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the UCLA 
Fowler Museum of Cultural History professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Battle Mountain Band of the Te[macr]Moak 
Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens 
Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; 
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of 
the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, 
California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and 
Utah; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; 
Death Valley Timbi[macr]Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater 
Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Elko Band of the 
Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ely Shoshone 
Tribe of 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; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of 
the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the 
Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the 
Moapa

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River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; 
Paiute[macr]Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute[macr]Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Paiute[macr]Shoshone Indians of the 
Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid 
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; 
Reno[macr]Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Shoshone[macr]Bannock Tribes of 
the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone[macr]Paiute Tribes of the 
Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; 
South Fork Band of the Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian 
Rancheria, California; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute 
Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River 
Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; Wells Band 
of the Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; 
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the 
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the 
Yomba Reservation, Nevada; and the Mono Lake Kutzadika Indian Community 
(a nonfederally recognized Indian group) and Coleville Onadika (Salt 
Eaters) in Antelope Valley (a nonfederally recognized Indian group).
    In 1959, human remains representing one individual were removed 
from a burial on the Cain Ranch (site CA[macr]MNO-384), Mono County, 
CA, by Emma Lou Davis and were accessioned by the University of 
California, Los Angeles the same year. No known individual was 
identified. The 75 associated funerary objects are 70 shell beads, 2 
bone awl pieces, 1 haliotis pendant, 1 haliotis fragment, and 1 deer 
phalanx fragment.
    The Mono Basin site is located within the traditional territory of 
the Northern Paiute, Owens Valley Paiute, and Western Shoshone tribes. 
The artifacts are consistent with others documented as associated with 
the indigenous inhabitants of the area. The burial dates to the 
transition between the Middle and Late Archaic periods. According to 
archaeologists, the Mono Basin area has been used by indigenous groups 
for as long as 8,000 years. Tribal representatives from the Mono Lake 
Kutzadika (a nonfederally recognized Indian group) stated that Mono 
Lake families are related to families who are now members of the Utu 
Utu Gwaitu Benton Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, 
California and the Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California. 
Joseph Saulque, Chair of the Utu Utu Gwaitu Benton Paiute Tribe, said 
that he and others consider that the Owens Valley and Northern Paiute 
are all one related people, and that they are all indigenous to the 
areas in which they now reside. Elders of the Bridgeport Paiute Indian 
Colony of California reviewed the archaeological report for the burial 
and said that they recognized many elements of a traditional Paiute 
burial and that the burial was not too old to be Paiute.
    Officials of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above are the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural 
History have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), 
the 75 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 
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History 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 Battle Mountain Band of the 
Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band 
of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, 
California; Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute 
Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville 
Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, 
Nevada and Utah; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon; Death Valley Timbi[macr]Sha Shoshone Band of California; 
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Elko 
Band of the Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; 
Ely Shoshone Tribe of 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; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of 
the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the 
Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the 
Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; 
Paiute[macr]Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute[macr]Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Paiute[macr]Shoshone Indians of the 
Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid 
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; 
Reno[macr]Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Shoshone[macr]Bannock Tribes of 
the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone[macr]Paiute Tribes of the 
Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; 
South Fork Band of the Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian 
Rancheria, California; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute 
Reservation, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River 
Reservation, Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; Wells Band 
of the Te[macr]Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; 
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the 
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of 
the Yomba Reservation, Nevada, and there is a cultural relationship 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and the Mono Lake Kutzadika Indian Community (a nonfederally 
recognized Indian group) and the Coleville Onadika (Salt Eaters) in 
Antelope Valley (a nonfederally recognized Indian group). The 
University of California, Los Angeles has received a claim from the Utu 
Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, Califonia for 
the human remains and associated funerary objects removed from the Cain 
Ranch site.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Diana Wilson, UCLA NAGPRA Coordinator, Office of 
the Vice Chancellor, Research, University of California, Los Angeles, 
Box 951405, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, telephone (310) 825-1864, 
before January 19, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the 
Benton Paiute Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History is responsible for notifying 
the 37 tribes and the 2 nonfederally

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recognized Indian groups listed above that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: December 14, 2004.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 04-27787 Filed 12-17-04; 8:45 am]

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