FR Doc 2010-6561[Federal Register: March 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 57)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 
Riverside, 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 control of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside, 
CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
San Diego County, CA.

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    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Riverside Metropolitan Museum professional staff in consultation with 
the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission 
Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band 
of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, 
California; Inaja Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Inaja 
and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; 
La Posta Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, 
California; San Pasqual Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of 
California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from an unknown cremation site in the Mason 
Valley, San Diego County, CA. In 1966, the Riverside Metropolitan 
Museum purchased the human remains from Fred Bates of Riverside, CA. No 
known individuals were identified. The 88 associated funerary objects 
are 1 stone mano, 6 bone awls, 59 shell beads, 1 burnt fiber, 4 metal 
items, 7 stone artifacts, 4 shells, 3 stone beads, 2 worked wood 
artifacts, and 1 pipe fragment.
    It was determined through collections research and the geographic 
location that the human remains and associated funerary objects are of 
Kumeyaay/Diegueno origin. Museum records indicate "Indian Cremation 
Remains." The Mason Valley is now divided into San Diego and Imperial 
Counties, as well as Baja Norte. While the nation of original 
inhabitants has been called Southern Diegueno, Diegueno-Kamia, Ipai-
Tipai and Mission Indians, the tribes prefer to be called Kumeyaay. The 
Kumeyaay are a federation of autonomous, self-governing bands, that 
have clearly defined territories. Descendants of the Kumeyaay are 
represented by the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission 
Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of 
Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, 
California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay 
Nation of Santa Ysabel, California; Inaja Band of Diegue[ntilde]o 
Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul 
Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission 
Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band 
of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, 
California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the 
Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of 
Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of California; Sycuan Band of the 
Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band 
of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California.
    Officials of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials 
of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 88 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 Riverside Metropolitan 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 Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians 
of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegue[ntilde]o 
Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; 
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa 
Ysabel, California; Inaja Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of 
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the La 
Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegue[ntilde]o 
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande 
Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, 
California; San Pasqual Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of 
California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Ennette Morton, Museum Director, Riverside 
Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501, 
telephone (951) 826-5273, before April 26, 2010. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Barona Group of 
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, 
California; Campo Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Campo 
Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California; Inaja Band of 
Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, 
California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of 
Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, 
California; Manzanita Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the 
Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegue[ntilde]o 
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual 
Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of California; Sycuan Band of 
the Kumeyaay Nation; and/or Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande 
Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona 
Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians 
of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of 
Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California; 
Inaja Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit 
Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta 
Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueo Mission Indians of 
the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, 
California; San Pasqual Band of Diegue[ntilde]o Mission Indians of 
California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California, and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation 
Committee, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice 
has been published.


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    Dated: March 2, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-6561 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]
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