FR Doc E7-18488
[Federal Register: September 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 181)]
[Notices]               
[Page 53598-53599]
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: 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 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 Fowler Museum of Cultural History (Fowler 
Museum at UCLA), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 
CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
site 4-LAN-192, Los Angeles 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

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associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Fowler 
Museum at UCLA professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, 
California; San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San 
Manuel Reservation, California; Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation 
Committee, a non-federally recognized Indian group; and Kitanemuk 
Indians, a non-federally recognized Indian group.
    In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals 
were removed from the Lovejoy Springs site (4-LAN-192) in Los Angeles 
County, CA, by James Toney during a salvage of a mortuary area being 
destroyed by development. The collection was accessioned by the 
University of California, Los Angeles in 1969. No known individuals 
were identified. The 3,364 associated funerary objects are 1 projectile 
point, 1 quartz flake, 4 worked bird bone fragments, 2,135 olivella 
saucer beads, 1,101 olivella spire lopped beads, and 122 olivella 
beads.
    Lovejoy Springs is located within the traditional territory of the 
Serrano. The artifacts are consistent with others documented as 
associated with the indigenous inhabitants of the area. The beads and 
projectile point associated with the burials date to Middle Period 
Phase 2a (circa 50 B.C. - A.D. 400). The pictograph styles of the area 
near the burials suggest an association with traditional Serrano 
linguistic groups. It is reasonably believed by archeologists that 
Serrano/Takic speakers have continuously occupied the San Bernardino 
Mountains and the area north of the San Bernardino Mountains since at 
least 1,000 B.C. Tribal representatives from San Manuel Band of Serrano 
Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, California identified 
this site as from within the traditional territory of the Serrano 
people. Descendants of the Serrano are members of the Agua Caliente 
Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, 
California; Augustine Band of the Cahuilla Mission Indians of the 
Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 
California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla 
Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians 
of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or 
Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; San Manuel Band of 
Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, California; 
Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa 
Reservation, California; and Torres Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of California.
    Officials of the Fowler Museum at UCLA have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of nine individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Fowler Museum at UCLA also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 3,364 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA 
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 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua 
Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of the Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band 
of Mission Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the 
Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno 
Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona 
Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; San Manuel 
Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, 
California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa 
Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres Martinez Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians 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 Wendy Teeter, Curator of Archaeology, Fowler 
Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549, telephone (310) 
825-1864, before October 19, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla 
Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine 
Band of the Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, 
California; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; Cahuilla Band 
of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes 
Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, 
California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo 
Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of California; San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians of 
the San Manuel Reservation, California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres 
Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Fowler Museum at UCLA is responsible for notifying the Agua 
Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian 
Reservation, California; Augustine Band of the Cahuilla Mission Indians 
of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Mission 
Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla 
Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians 
of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or 
Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; San Manuel Band of 
Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, California; 
Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa 
Reservation, California; Torres Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of California; Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee, a 
non-federally recognized Indian group; and Kitanemuk Indians, a non-
federally recognized Indian group that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 29, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-18488 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]

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