[Federal Register: August 16, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 159)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the
Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological Collections Facility,
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; and in the Control of the
California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 in the possession of the Anthropological Studies
Center (ASC), Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State
University, Rohnert Park, CA; and in the control of the California
Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), Sacramento, 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 ASC
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa
Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    In 1962, human remains representing a minimum of five individuals
were recovered from site CA-KIN-10, King County, CA during salvage
excavations related to overpass and canal construction along Highway
198. These excavations were conducted by David Fredrickson of the
Central California Archaeological Foundation. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on artifact analysis, site CA-KIN-10 has been identified as
an occupation dating from A.D. 1600-1800. Based on archeological
evidence and material culture of the site, these individuals have been
identified as Native American. Geographical, ethnographic, linguistic,
and historical evidence indicates site CA-KIN-10 is located within the
traditional Southern Valley Yokut territory. Based on archeological
evidence, continuity of occupation, and ethnographic accounts, these
individuals have been affiliated with the Santa Rosa Indian Community
of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, present-day Southern Valley
Yokuts.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
California Department of Transportation have determined that, pursuant
to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of a minimum of five individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the California Department of Transportation 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 Native American human remains and the Santa Rosa Indian
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California. This notice has been
sent to officials of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa
Rancheria, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Tina Biorn, Environmental Program, Department of
Transportation, P.O. Box 942094 (M.S. 19), Sacramento, CA 94274-0001,
telephone (916) 653-0013, before September 15, 2000. Repatriation of
the human remains to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa
Rancheria, California may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: August 9, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-20825 Filed 8-15-00; 8:45 am]
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