FR Doc 05-1954
[Federal Register: February 2, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 21)]
[Notices]               
[Page 5466-5467]
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: 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 Sonoma 
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 the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big 
Valley Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville 
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; 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; Lytton Rancheria of California; Lower Lake 
Rancheria, 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 1956, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Son-5, Sonoma County, CA, by Francis A. Riddell, 
University of California, Berkeley during archeological fieldwork 
sponsored by the University of California. The site is an occupation 
site located on a bluff south of Santa Rosa Creek, within the historic 
Cabeza de Santa Rosa land grant at Santa Rosa. No known individual was 
identified. The three associated funerary objects are a stone pestle, a 
clam shell bead, and an obsidian blade.
    The presence of clamshell disc beads with the burial indicates that 
the burial postdates A.D. 1500.
    Based on the manner of burial, the human remains from site CA-Son-5 
are determined to be Native American in origin. Site CA-Son-5 is 
located in a region that has been occupied by Pomo speakers since 
approximately 5,000 B.C. Based on geographical location, age of the 
burial, and information provided during consultation, the human remains 
are culturally affiliated with descendents of the Pomo. The modern day 
representatives of the Pomo are the

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Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, 
California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville 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; 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; Lytton Rancheria of California; Lower Lake Rancheria, 
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 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 three 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; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville 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; 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; Lytton Rancheria of California; Lower Lake Rancheria, 
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 March 4, 2005. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, 
California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville 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; 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; Lytton Rancheria of California; Lower Lake Rancheria, 
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; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville 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; 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; Lytton Rancheria of California; Lower Lake Rancheria, 
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: December 20, 2004
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-1954 Filed 2-1-05; 8:45 am]

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