[Federal Register: August 20, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 160)]
[Notices]
[Page 42107-42109]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology Museum
at the University of California, Davis, Davis, 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 possession of the
Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California,
Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains 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. The National Park Service is not responsible
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the
Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California,
Davis professional staff in consultation with representatives of 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; Federated Indians of Graton
Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel
Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the
Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the
Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; Lower
Lake Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester
Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria,
California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California;
Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Potter Valley Tribe, California;
Redding Rancheria, 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; and Sherwood Valley
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California.
    In 1987, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals
were removed from CA-SON-861 in Sonoma County, CA, under the direction
of Dr. D.L. True, Professor of Anthropology at the University of
California, Davis with permission of the private land owner. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based upon the site characteristics, the human remains described
above from Sonoma County are determined to be of Native American
ancestry. Although no associated funerary objects accompanied the human
remains, the predominance of clam shell disk beads and clam shell disk
bead manufacturing tools and debris in the assemblage indicates that
CA-SON-861 was occupied primarily during Phase II of the Late Period,
or approximately A.D. 1500 to Historic times. Archeological and
linguistic evidence indicates that Pomo people have occupied the area
since at least Phase I of the Late Period or A.D. 1000. Based on
geographical location and age of the archeological deposit, the human
remains are most likely culturally affiliated with descendants of the
Pomo. The modern-day representatives of the Pomo are 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; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria,
California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel Pomo of
Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland
Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts
Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; Lytton
Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the
Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of
Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Potter
Valley Tribe, California; Redding Rancheria, 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; and Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California.
    Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the
University of California, Davis have determined that, pursuant to 25
U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the
physical remains of at least two individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the
University of California, Davis 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 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; Federated
Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of
California; Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of
Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo
Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake
Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band
of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California;
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo
Nation, California; Potter Valley Tribe, California; Redding Rancheria,
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; and Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo
Indians of California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact
Elizabeth Guerra, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology
Museum, 330 Young Hall, One Shields Ave., University of California,
Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 754-6280, before September 21, 2009.
Repatriation of the human remains to 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; Federated Indians of Graton
Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel
Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the
Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the
Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lower Lake Rancheria, California;
Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the
Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of
Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Potter
Valley Tribe, California; Redding Rancheria, 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; and Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of
California, Davis is responsible for notifying 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; Federated Indians of Graton
Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California;

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Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo
Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo
Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Klamath Tribes,
Oregon; Lower Lake Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of
California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point
Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of
California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Potter Valley Tribe,
California; Redding Rancheria, 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; and
Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California that this
notice has been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-19973 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]

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