[Federal Register: October 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 206)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10(a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the San Diego State University, San
Diego, CA that meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary object''
under Section 2 of the Act.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2(c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these
cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the
determinations within this notice.
    The minimum of 3,000 cultural items consists of cores, faunal
material, flakes, manos, and shell.
    In 1978, these cultural items were recovered from a burial at the
La Fleur site, SDSU-0093, SDI-6153, Jamul, CA. No records from this
excavation of collection exist. The human remains recovered with these
cultural items are no longer in the San Diego State University
collection.
    Based on material culture, site location, ethnographic information,
continuity of occupation, and consultation evidence, the burial from
the La Fleur site has been identified as Kumeyaay.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the San
Diego State University have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2(d)(2)(ii), this minimum of 3,000 cultural items is 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 and is
believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from
a specific burial site of an Native American. Officials of the San
Diego State University also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2(e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be
reasonably traced between these items and the Campo Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the
Viejas Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians
of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita
Band of Diegueno Mission

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Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village, the
Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California, and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation
Committee, authorized NAGPRA representative of the aforementioned
Indian tribes. This notice has been sent to officials of the Kumeyaay
Cultural Repatriation Committee, the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band
of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village,
the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these unassociated
funerary objects should contact Lynne E. Christenson, Ph.D., Director,
Collections Management Program, San Diego State University, 5500
Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4443, telephone (619) 594-2305,
before November 24, 2000. Repatriation of these unassociated funerary
objects to the culturally affiliated tribes may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: October 12, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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