Federal Register / Vol. 60 No. 153 / Wednesday, August 9, 1995 /

          Notices                                        Page 40600 & 40601



          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



          National Park Service



          Notice of Intent  to Repatriate Cultural Items in  the Possession

          of the  Phoebe A.  Hearst Museum  of Anthropology,  University of

          California, Berkeley, CA



          AGENCY:  National Park Service, Interior



          ACTION:  Notice



          _________________________________________________________________



          Notice  is   hereby  given  under  the   Native  American  Graves

          Protection  and  Repatriation  Act  of  1990  of  the  intent  to

          repatriate  cultural items  in the  possession of  the Phoebe  A.

          Hearst Museum,  University of California, Berkeley,  CA that meet

          the definition of "unassociated  funerary object" under 25 U.S.C.

          3001 (3)(B).



          The items consist of  an olla (1-22476) and an  amulet (1-255409)

          collected  from  sites in  the  Vallecitos  Valley  of San  Diego

          County, CA. 





          The catalogue  information for the olla (1-22476)  states that it

          is  a "mortuary  olla" and  that it  was collected  for  the Heye

          Museum of  American Indians,  which subsequently exchanged  it to

          the  University of  California  in 1920.    It was  collected  on

          October 26, 1920  by Edward  H Davis from  Vallecitos, San  Diego

          County, California.   The olla  is whole, made of  ceramic and is

          colored light  brown with patches of   black fired areas.   It is

          approximately  30 centimeters tall.   The shape of  the vessel is

          stylistically similar  to ollas  found throughout  the aboriginal

          territory of the  Diegueno/Tipai-Ipai, as it  is outlined in  the

          Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 8, pp 592-609.



          Based on the above  information, Museum Officials have determined

          pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001  (3) (B) that the olla   is reasonably

          believed  to   have  been  intentionally  placed   with  or  near

          individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of

          the death rite or ceremony of a culture.



          The amulet  (1-266409) was  found  in a  cremation in  Vallecitos

          Valley, San Diego  County, California and  is part of the  Ben L.

          Squier collection.   The catalogue  record for the  amulet states

          that it is made of clay with  mica inclusions into the shape of a

          thunderbird.  Its dimensions are 6  cm long and 2 cm in width  at

          its widest point.   The amulet is cracked in  three places at its

          base, has a black surface,  was finished by burnishing and has  a

          hole  through the body for stringing.  The catalogue card further

          states  "California,  San  Diego,  Vallecito  Valley"  "Cremation





          assoc. w/ 16 small carved beads."  The amulet was  donated to the

          University of California in 1984 by the Oregon Historical Society

          without the cremation or beads.



          Based on the above  information museum officials have determined,

          pursuant  to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), that the amulet is reasonably

          believed  to   have  been  intentionally  placed   with  or  near

          individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of

          the death rite or ceremony of a culture.



          Available  evidence does  not  allow identification  of a  single

          Indian tribe  as being culturally affiliated  with these cultural

          objects.   Recent assessment studies in  consultation with Indian

          tribes  indicate  basic  similarities  in   crematory  practices,

          ceramics,  and geographic  location between  known archaeological

          traditions  from which  similar objects  have been  recovered and

          groups  believed to  be ancestral  to the  contemporary Diegueno.

          Based on  the above information museum  officials have determined

          pursuant to 25  U.S.C. 3001 (2), that there is  a relationship of

          shared group identity  that can be reasonably  traced between the

          olla and  amulet and contemporary Diegue¤o descendants, including

          the  San Pasqual Band of  Indians, the Cuyapaipe  Band of Mission

          Indians, Viejas Tribal Council,  Manzanita General Council, Campo

          Band of  Mission Indians, Jamul  Band of Mission  Indians, Sycuan

          Business  Committee, Barona  General Business,  La Posta  Band of

          Mission Indians, Inaja  and Cosmit Band of Mission  Indians, Mesa

          Grande  Band of  Mission Indians,  and the  Santa Ysabel  Band of





          Mission  Indians. The  San Pasqual Band  of Indians  expressed an

          interest in repatriating these cultural items.



          This notice has been sent to officials of the San Pasqual Band of

          Indians,  the Cuyapaipe  Band of  Mission Indians,  Viejas Tribal

          Council,   Manzanita  General  Council,  Campo  Band  of  Mission

          Indians,  Jamul   Band  of   Mission  Indians,  Sycuan   Business

          Committee,  Barona General  Business,  La Posta  Band of  Mission

          Indians, Inaja  and Cosmit Band  of Mission Indians,  Mesa Grande

          Band of Mission  Indians, and  the Santa Ysabel  Band of  Mission

          Indians. Representatives of any  other Indian tribe that believes

          itself  to be  culturally  affiliated with  these cultural  items

          should   contact   Fritz  Stern,   NAGPRA   Project  Coordinator,

          University   of  California,   Phoebe   A.   Hearst   Museum   of

          Anthropology,  103 Kroeber  Hall, Berkeley,  CA 94720,  telephone

          (510) 643-7833 before September  8, 1995.  Repatriation  of these

          cultural items to the San Pasqual Band of Indians may begin after

          that date if no additional claimants come forward.



          Dated: August 3, 1995







          Veletta Canouts

          Acting, Departmental Consulting Archeologist, and

          Acting Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

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