[Federal Register: January 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 8)]
[Notices]
[Page 1506-1507]
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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 Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 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.
    An assessment of the human remains and catalogue records and
associated documents relevant to the human remains was made by Phoebe
A. Hearst Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; Resighini
Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad
Rancheria, California; and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation,
California.
    In 1924, human remains representing at least one individual were
recovered from site CA-Hum-NL-2, Humboldt County, CA, and donated to
the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology the same year by A. L.
Kroeber. No known individual was identified. The one associated
funerary object is a grooved stone sinker.
    Based on consultation and geographic, linguistic, and
archaeological evidence, including the presence of site-specific
artifacts site CA-Hum-NL-2 has been identified as a Yurok site.
    During the 1920s, human remains representing at least two
individuals were removed from site CA-Hum-NL-4, Trinidad, Humboldt
County, CA, and donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
in 1931 by Dr. Herbert H. Stuart. No known individuals were identified.
No associated funerary objects are present in the Phoebe A. Hearst
Museum of Anthropology collections.
    Based on consultation and geographic, linguistic, archaeological,
and ethnographic evidence site CA-Hum-NL-4 has been identified as a
Yurok site.
    During the 1920s, human remains representing at least three
individuals were recovered from site CA-Hum-NL-9, Big Lagoon, Humboldt
County, CA, and donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
in 1931 by Dr. Herbert H. Stuart. No known individuals were identified.
No associated funerary objects are present in the Phoebe A. Hearst
Museum of Anthropology collections.
    Based on consultation and geographic, linguistic, archaeological,
historic, and ethnographic evidence site CA-Hum-NL-9 has been
identified as a Yurok site.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of at least six individuals of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the one object listed
above is 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 Phoebe A. Hearst
Museum of Anthropology 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
associated funerary objects and the Big Lagoon Rancheria, California;
Resighini Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of
the Trinidad Rancheria, California; and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok
Reservation, California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Big Lagoon Rancheria,
California; Resighini Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian
Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; and the Yurok Tribe of
the Yurok Reservation, California. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and the associated funerary object should contact C. Richard
Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 643-7884,
before February 11, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains and
associated funerary objects to the Big Lagoon Rancheria, California;
Resighini Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of
the Trinidad Rancheria, California; and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok
Reservation, California may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

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    Dated: December 13, 2001.
Robert Stearns,
Program Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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