[Federal Register: August 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 158)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from San Diego County, CA in the
Possession of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, U.S. Marine Corps,
San Diego County, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from San Diego County, CA in the possession of the
Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego
County, CA.
    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 Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by MCB Camp
Pendleton Environmental Security Archaeology professional staff, San
Diego State University professional staff, and San Diego Archaeological
Center professional staff in consultation with representatives of the
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation,
California; the Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala
Reservation, California; the Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of
the Pauma and Yuima Reservation, California; the Pechanga Band of
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; the
Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation,
California; the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California; the Soboba Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Soboba
Reservation, California; and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation
Committee, authorized NAGPRA representative of 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. Consultation also was conducted
with the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians and the San Luis Rey Band of
Mission Indians, both non-Federally recognized Indian groups.
    During 1972-1974, human remains representing 14 individuals were
recovered from site CA-SDI-4526 in Las Pulgas Canyon, along the
interior western edge of Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, CA during
excavations conducted by Dr. Paul H. Ezell following their disturbance
during construction of a wildlife sanctuary. No known individuals were
identified. The approximately 488 associated funerary objects include
metates, cores, flakes, pebbles, unworked shell, hammerstones,
choppers, knives, scrapers, rodent bones, whale bones, and soil
samples.
    Based on the associated funerary objects and radiocarbon dating,
these individuals have been identified as Native American, dating to
approximately A.D. 194-362. Consultation evidence presented by
representatives of the Luiseno tribes have identified the Las Pulgas
Canyon area as a pre-contact gathering, occupation, and burial area.
Ethnographic sources and present archeological theory place the Luiseno
within this geographic area of San Diego County from about 2000 B.P. to
the present-day. The geographical location within ethnographically-
recorded Luiseno territory as well as the late time period
archeologically associated with the Luiseno strongly identifies the
human remains from site CA-SDI-4536 as Luiseno.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of MCB Camp
Pendleton have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 14
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of MCB Camp
Pendleton also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the approximately 488 objects listed above are 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. Lastly, officials
of MCB Camp Pendleton 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 Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission
Indians of the La Jolla Reservation, California; the Pala Band of
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California; the Pauma
Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation,
California; the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the
Pechanga Reservation, California; the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission
Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; the San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Soboba Band of Luiseno
Mission Indians of the Soboba Reservation, California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the La Jolla Band of
Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation, California; the
Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation,
California; the Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma and
Yuima Reservation, California; the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission
Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; the Rincon Band of
Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; the San
Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; the Soboba Band
of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Soboba Reservation, California; and
the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, authorized NAGPRA
representative of 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

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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 human remains
and associated funerary objects should contact Stan Berryman, Base
Archeologist, AC/S Environmental Security, Marine Corps Base, Box
555008, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5008, telephone (760) 725-9738, before
September 14, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the
La Jolla Reservation, California; the Pala Band of Luiseno Mission
Indians of the Pala Reservation, California; the Pauma Band of Luiseno
Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation, California; the
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation,
California; the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon
Reservation, California; the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California; and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
of the Soboba Reservation, California may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: June 28, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-20699 Filed 8-14-00; 8:45 am]
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