[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 233 (Monday, December 5, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75908-75909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31068]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San 
Diego, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the 
University of California, San Diego, have completed an inventory of 
human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is no 
cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian 
tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the University 
of California, San Diego. Disposition of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur 
if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the 
University of California, San Diego at the address below by January 4, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Gary C. Matthews, Vice Chancellor Resource Management & 
Planning, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 
0057, La Jolla, CA 92093-0057, telephone (858) 534-6820.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby 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 the University of 
California, San Diego. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from the University of California, San Diego's 
University House site in San Diego 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) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University 
of California professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of 
Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California 
(formerly the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Santa Ysabel Reservation); Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta 
Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; 
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Sycuan Band 
of the Kumeyaay Nation; and the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan 
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California 
(herein after referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from the University of California, San Diego's University 
House site, in San Diego, CA. The site is variously referred to as the 
Black, William House; SDM-W-12A (as recorded by the San Diego Museum of 
Man); CA-SDI-4669 (as recorded with the State of California); and NPS 
No.: 08000343. No known individuals were identified. The approximately 
25 associated funerary objects consist of shell, stone, charcoal, and 
bone.

Determinations Made by the University of California, San Diego

    Officials of the University of California, San Diego have 
determined that:
     The calibrated dates for the human remains are believed to 
fall between 8,977 and 9,603 years B.P.
     The human remains are Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     Evidence indicates that the land from which the Native 
American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Diegueno (Kumeyaay) Tribe. As noted in the Schedule of Indian Land 
Cessions, on or about January 7, 1852, the Diegueno (Kumeyaay) ceded to 
the United States an area that includes present-day San Diego County.
     The present-day descendants of the Diegueno (Kumeyaay) are 
The Tribes.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two

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individuals of Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the approximately 25 
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.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), and based upon request 
from the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, on behalf of The 
Tribes, disposition of the human remains is to the La Posta Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, 
California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Gary C. Matthews, Vice Chancellor Resource Management & 
Planning, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 
0057, La Jolla, CA 92093-0057, telephone (858) 534-6820, 
before January 4, 2012. Disposition of the human remains to the La 
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional 
requestors come forward.
    The University of California, San Diego is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 29, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-31068 Filed 12-2-11; 8:45 am]
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