[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 107 (Monday, June 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32991-32992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13455]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10223; 2200-1100-665]


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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SUMMARY: The Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis, has completed an inventory of human remains, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined 
that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any 
present-day tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes 
itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact 
the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, 
Davis. Disposition of the human remains to the 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 
Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, 
Davis at the address below by July 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Lisa Deitz, Department of Anthropology Museum at the 
University of California, Davis, 330 Young Hall, One Shields Avenue, 
Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 752-8280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. The human remains were removed from Lassen 
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 the 
Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, 
Davis, professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu 
Indians of California; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone 
Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Bridgeport Indian 
Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian 
Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Enterprise Rancheria of 
Maidu Indians of California; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort 
Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian Community 
of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California; 
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian 
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians 
of California; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, 
Nevada; Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California; 
Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Paiute-Shoshone 
Indians

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of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-
Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pit River Tribe, California; Pyramid 
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Redding 
Rancheria, California; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Round Valley 
Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Shoshone-
Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake 
Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Utu 
Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California; 
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; 
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of 
the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from an unknown location in Lassen County, CA. To 
determine if the remains were related to a modern crime scene, the 
Police Department at the University of California at Davis brought the 
remains to the Department of Anthropology for analysis. Osteological 
analysis indicated that the remains exhibited Native American 
characteristics, and that they were at least 200 years old. The remains 
were subsequently donated to the Department of Anthropology Museum at 
the University of California, Davis, that same year. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology Museum at the 
University of California, Davis

    Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the 
University of California, Davis have determined that:
     Based on physical characteristics, 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.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Big Pine Band 
of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, 
California; Bridgeport Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe 
of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, 
California; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Fort 
Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; 
Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort 
Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and 
Oregon; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Lovelock 
Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Mechoopda Indian 
Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu 
Indians of California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community 
of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone 
Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-
Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pit River 
Tribe, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake 
Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Summit Lake 
Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Utu 
Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California; 
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; 
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of 
the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada (hereafter referred to as 
``The Tribes'').
     Other lines of evidence indicate that the land from which 
the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land 
of The Tribes.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to The Tribes.

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 Lisa Deitz, Department of Anthropology Museum at the University 
of California, Davis, 330 Young Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 
95616, telephone (530) 752-8280, before July 5, 2012. Disposition of 
the human remains to The Tribes may proceed after that date if no 
additional requestors come forward.
    The Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis is responsible for notifying the Alturas Indian 
Rancheria, California; Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of 
California; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of 
the Big Pine Reservation, California; Bridgeport Indian Colony of 
California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of 
Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the 
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu 
Indians of California; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort 
Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian Community 
of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California; 
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian 
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians 
of California; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, 
Nevada; Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California; 
Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Paiute-Shoshone 
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pit River Tribe, California; Pyramid 
Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Redding 
Rancheria, California; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Round Valley 
Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Shoshone-
Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake 
Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Utu 
Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California; 
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; 
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of 
the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 30, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-13455 Filed 6-1-12; 8:45 am]
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