FR Doc E5-7680
[Federal Register: December 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 245)]
[Notices]               
[Page 76069]
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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 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
Humboldt 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, catalogue 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 Lagoon Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae 
Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; 
Resighini Rancheria, California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok 
Reservation, California.
    In 1926, human remains representing at least five individuals were 
recovered from site CA-Hum-NL-3, Humboldt County, CA, by Dr. Herbert H. 
Stuart. Dr. Stuart donated the human remains to the Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology that same year. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the consultation, geographic, linguistic, and 
archeological evidence, including the presence of a site-specific 
artifact indicative of the Gunther Pattern (A.D. 1500-1850), which is 
not in the possession of Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, the site CA-Hum-NL-3 
has been identified as a Yurok site. Archeological evidence indicates 
that the Yurok cultural continuity began by at least A.D. 500.
    In 1930, human remains representing at least seven individuals were 
removed from site CA-Hum-NL-7, Trinidad, Humboldt County, CA, by Dr. 
Stuart. In 1931, Dr. Stuart donated the human remains to the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 22 associated 
funerary objects are 22 disk shell beads.
    Based on consultation, geographic, linguistic, archeological, and 
ethnographic evidence, site CA-Hum-NL-7 has been identified as a Yurok 
site. The presence of Class J and Class K beads are indicative of the 
Protohistoric Period (post A.D. 1500). Archeological evidence indicates 
that the Yurok cultural continuity began by at least A.D. 500.
    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 12 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), the 22 
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, 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 Lagoon Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae 
Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; 
Resighini Rancheria, California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok 
Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and the associated 
funerary objects should contact Douglas Sharon, Director, Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA 94720-3712, telephone (510) 643-0585, before January 23, 
2006. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
to the the Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian 
Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; Resighini Rancheria, 
California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, is reponsible for 
notifying the Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian 
Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; Resighini Rancheria, 
California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 30, 2005
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E5-7680 Filed 12-21-05; 8:45 am]

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