FR Doc E9-10540[Federal Register: May 7, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 87)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, 
San Francisco, 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 in the control of San 
Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. The human remains were 
removed from an unknown site in Siskiyou 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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by San 
Francisco State University professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Klamath Tribes, Oregon (formerly the Klamath 
Indian Tribe of Oregon).
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site (Ca-Sis-UNK) in Siskiyou 
County, CA. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The human remains were inside a box marked "Siskiyou Co.; No Site 
No.; Ft. Jones; Box 1 of 1," indicating removal from a Native American 
archeological site near the town of Fort Jones which is located in 
Siskiyou County, CA. In addition, the human remains were determined to 
be Native American based on the morphology of the zygomatics and a 
shoveled incisor. Based on ethnography and consultation with Klamath 
Tribes, Oregon it has been determined that Siskiyou County is within 
the historically documented territory of the Klamath and Modoc tribes. 
Descendants of the Klamath and Modoc are members of the Klamath Tribes, 
Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The Klamath Tribes, Oregon have 
taken the lead on repatriation of Native American human remains from 
the area described above that are culturally affiliated with the 
Klamath and Modoc, and have claimed the human remains from site Ca-Sis-
UNK.
    Officials of San Francisco State University have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of San Francisco State University also 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 the Klamath Tribes, 
Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jeff 
Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco 
State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 95132, 
telephone (415) 338-3075, before June 8, 2009. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Klamath Tribes, Oregon may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the 
Klamath Tribes, Oregon, and the Shasta Nation, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 3, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-10540 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]

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