[Federal Register: December 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 247)]
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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 Department of
Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 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 Department of Anthropology,
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 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 the
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University professional
staff in consultation with representatives of the Round Valley Indian
Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California.
    In 1966, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from CA-MEN-748, a site located in Williams Valley, CA, that was
excavated by San Francisco State University during the Etsel-Franciscan
Reservoir Project. No known individual was identified. The 11
associated funerary objects are olivella beads, trade beads, and chert
flakes.
    The geographic location of the site and archeological, historical,
and oral history evidence indicate that these human remains and
associated funerary objects are likely to be Native American and
associated with the Yuki Indians. The area of Williams Valley is
recognized as being in the historic territory of the Yuki at the time
of Euro-American contact. The location of the site on a terrace above a
valley is consistent with a contact-period pattern of settlement in
which the Yuki relocated to secondary sites after being displaced from
their traditional lands. Evidence presented during consultation
indicates that the materials recovered

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are consistent with Yuki material culture.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains
listed above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native
American ancestry. Officials of the Department of Anthropology, San
Francisco State University also have determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 11 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 the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University 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
Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Round Valley Indian
Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California. Representatives of
any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains and associated funerary objects should contact
Jeff Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San
Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA
94132, telephone (415) 338-2046, before January 22, 2001. Repatriation
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Round
Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: December 14, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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