[Federal Register: May 14, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 93)]
[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 in the Possession of the San Diego
Museum of Man, San Diego, 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 San Diego Museum of Man, San
Diego, 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 San Diego
Museum of Man professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Grand
Ronde Community of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
Reservation of Oregon, Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort
Bidwell Reservation of California, and Quartz Valley Indian Community
of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California.
    In 1922, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from beneath the lakebed of Tule Lake, Siskiyou County, CA, by George
Redicial. At some time after 1922, Mr. Redicial donated these human
remains to the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

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    Based on skeletal morphology, condition of the remains, and the
lakebed recovery location, these human remains have been determined to
be Native American from the pre-contact period. The Tule Lake area is
located within the ancestral lands of the Modoc people, represented by
the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon and the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The
Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma has authorized the Klamath Indian Tribe of
Oregon to represent the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma regarding all NAGPRA
issues and repatriations.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the San
Diego Museum of Man 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 San
Diego Museum of Man 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
Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon. This notice has been sent to officials
of the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Grand
Ronde Community of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
Reservation of Oregon, Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort
Bidwell Reservation of California, and Quartz Valley Indian Community
of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Jennifer Luksic, NAGPRA
Coordinator, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA
92101, telephone (619) 239-2001, before June 13, 2001. Repatriation of
the human remains to the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: April 25, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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