[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 41 (Friday, March 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13890-13891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04772]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12277; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco 
State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the 
cultural items meet the definition of sacred objects and 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 the San Francisco State University 
NAGPRA Program.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the cultural items should contact the San 
Francisco State University NAGPRA Program at the address below by April 
1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University 
NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State 
University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone 
(415) 338-3075.

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 Francisco State University NAGPRA Program that 
meet the definition of sacred objects and 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

    Based on the request for repatriation submitted by the Dry Creek 
Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California (previously listed as the 
Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California), each of the objects 
below meet the definition of either sacred objects or objects of 
cultural patrimony under 25 U.S.C. 3001 and 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2)(ii), 
(d)(3), or (d)(4). Through the summary, consultation, and notification 
procedures in 43 CFR 10.14, the cultural affiliation of the cultural 
items below with the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, 
California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California) was established.
    In 1965, 12 cultural items were removed from sites CA-SON-408 and 
CA-SON-409 in Sonoma County, CA, by San Francisco State University 
during an archaeological survey by A.E. Treganza of San Francisco State 
University. The artifacts were catalogued under both site numbers; it 
is unknown which artifacts came from which site. Based on consultation 
and ethnographic research, the sacred object and object of cultural 
patrimony is 1 clay pipe fragment. Based on consultation and 
ethnographic research, the objects of cultural patrimony are 4 obsidian 
tools or flakes, 5 chert tools or flakes, and 2 crab claws. The age of 
site CA-SON-408 and CA-SON-409 is unknown but the site is located 
within the historically documented territory of Dry Creek Rancheria 
Band of Pomo Indians, California (previously listed as the Dry Creek 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California).
    At an unknown date, 1 cultural item, a pestle, was removed from 
site CA-SON-UNK (Dry Creek) in Sonoma County, CA. At an unknown date, 
the pestle labeled ``Dry Creek near Healdsburg, CA'' was donated to the 
San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology, by an 
unknown person. Based on consultation and ethnographic research, the 
pestle is an object of cultural patrimony. The age of site CA-SON-UNK 
(Dry Creek) is unknown but the site is located within the historically 
documented territory of Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, 
California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California).
    In 1965, 2 lots of cultural items were removed from unknown 
archaeological sites, CA-SON-UNK (Knights Valley), in Sonoma County, 
CA, by San Francisco State University during an archaeological survey 
by A.E. Treganza of San Francisco State University. Based on 
consultation and ethnographic research, the objects of cultural 
patrimony are 1 lot of approximately 10 obsidian tools or flakes and 1 
lot of approximately 4 chert tools or flakes. The age of site CA-SON-
UNK (Knights Valley) is unknown but the site is located within the 
historically documented territory of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of 
Pomo Indians, California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria 
of Pomo Indians of California).

Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University NAGPRA 
Program

    Officials of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 1 sacred object and 
object of cultural patrimony described above is a specific ceremonial 
object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the 
practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day 
adherents and this cultural item is also an object of cultural 
patrimony has 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(3)(D), the 12 individual and 2 
lots of objects of cultural patrimony described above have ongoing 
historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native 
American group or culture itself,

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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 sacred 
object and object of cultural patrimony, and the objects of cultural 
patrimony and the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California 
(previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California).

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred object and object of cultural 
patrimony, or the objects of cultural patrimony should contact Jeffrey 
Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o 
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 
Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338-3075 
before April 1, 2013. Repatriation of the sacred object and object of 
cultural patrimony and the objects of cultural patrimony to the Dry 
Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California (previously listed as 
the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California) may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible 
for notifying the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California 
(previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California) that this notice has been published.

    February 5, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-04772 Filed 2-28-13; 8:45 am]
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