[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 48532]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19926]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10891; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego State 
University, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Diego State University Archaeology Collections 
Management Program, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, 
has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of objects 
of cultural patrimony and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below 
may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of 
any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with 
the cultural items may contact San Diego State University Archaeology 
Collections Management Program.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact San Diego 
State University Archaeology Collections Management Program at the 
address below by September 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University 
Archaeology Collections Management Program, 5500 Campanile Dr., San 
Diego, CA 92182-6040, telephone (619) 594-4575.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the 
possession of the San Diego State University Archaeology Collections 
Management Program, San Diego, CA, that meet the definition of objects 
of cultural patrimony under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    The 39 objects include one cradleboard and 38 baskets. In 1961, 
Awona Harrington, daughter of well-known ethnographer and linguist John 
P. Harrington, donated objects from her father's collection to the San 
Diego State University Archaeology Collections Management Program. This 
collection was accessioned as the Harrington Ethnographic Collection 
(SDSU-0461) and included objects gathered by Harrington throughout his 
career; including one cradleboard and 38 baskets. Subsequent analysis 
of diagnostic features has identified the objects as Yokut.
    In consultation with representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, these 39 items were 
determined to be culturally significant and meet the definition of 
objects of cultural patrimony under NAGPRA. The objects were examined 
on March 20, 2012, by representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria and a positive identification of 
diagnostic characteristics and utilitarian attributes of the objects 
was made. The representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the 
Santa Rosa Rancheria also provided supporting ethnographic 
documentation for the cultural significance of the objects.

Determinations Made by the San Diego State University

    Officials of the San Diego State University Archaeology Collections 
Management Program have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 39 cultural items 
described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural 
importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, 
rather than property owned by an individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
cradleboard and the baskets and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the 
Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the objects of cultural patrimony should 
contact Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University 
Archaeology Collections Management Program, 5500 Campanile Dr., San 
Diego, CA 92182-6040, telephone (619) 594-4575, before September 13, 
2012. Repatriation of the objects of cultural patrimony to the Santa 
Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The San Diego State University Collections Management Program is 
responsible for notifying the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa 
Rosa Rancheria, California, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 20, 2012.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-19926 Filed 8-13-12; 8:45 am]
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