FR Doc 05-247
[Federal Register: January 6, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 4)]
[Notices]               
[Page 1267-1268]
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: U.S. Department of Defense, Army 
Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Sacramento, CA, and 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 control of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of 
Engineers, Sacramento District, Sacramento, CA, and in the physical 
custody of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of 
California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Fresno 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 in 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 in 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 Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; 
Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria 
of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the 
Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as Santa Rosa Rancheria 
Tachi Yokut Tribe, California); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; 
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and 
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of 
California.
    In 1948, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from site CA-Fre-27, Fresno County, CA, by F. Fenenga and 
F.A. Riddell, University of California Archaeological Survey, and 
transferred to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology the same 
year. No known individual was identified. The four associated funerary 
objects are one abalone shell, one steatite ornament, and two pottery 
fragments.
    Site CA-Fre-27 is a habitation site located on the east bank of the 
Kings River within the current impoundment boundaries of the Pine Flat 
Reservoir. Characteristics of material culture, including steatite 
beads, brownware ceramics, and historic glass trade beads, indicate 
that the site was inhabited post-A.D. 1500.
    Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of 
Engineers, Sacramento District, and Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.

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3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of at least one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, 
Sacramento District, and Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology also 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the four 
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 U.S. 
Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, 
and 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 Sandy 
Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono 
Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; 
Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California 
(also known as Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, California); 
Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the 
Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians 
of the Tuolumne 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 February 7, 2005. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Cold Springs 
Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono 
Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of 
California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California (also known as Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, 
California); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian 
Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 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 Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Cold 
Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of 
Mono Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of 
California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California (also known as Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, 
California); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian 
Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: November 24, 2004
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-247 Filed 1-5-05; 8:45 am]

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