[Federal Register: September 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 176)]
[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 Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA, and in the Control of the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, 
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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA and in 
the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, California State Office, 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.
    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 the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, California State Office; Battle Mountain Band of the Te-
Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band of 
Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, 
California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and 
Utah; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Elko Band of 
the Te-Moak

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Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of 
Nevada; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the 
Fort Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and 
Oregon; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community 
of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the 
Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the 
Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians 
of Utah; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone 
Indians of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of 
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the 
Yomba Reservation, Nevada.
    In 1946-54, human remains representing at least two individuals 
were removed during excavations at the Rose Spring site (CA-Iny-372), 
Inyo County, CA, by Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Riddle and Francis Riddle. 
These human remains were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum by Mr. 
and Mrs. Riddle in 1956. No known individuals were identified. The one 
associated funerary object is a projectile point.
    Stylistic attributes of the projectile point, a Desert-Side Notched 
Point, date the burials to post-A.D. 1300. Based on the geographic 
location of the burials, and the date of occupation, these human 
remains are determined to be most likely affiliated with the Battle 
Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the 
Big Pine Reservation, California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute 
Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of 
California; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, 
California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort 
McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Paiute-Shoshone 
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck 
Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of 
Utah; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western 
Shoshone Indians of Nevada; and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba 
Reservation, Nevada.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Bureau of Land Management, 
California State Office, have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains 
of at least two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of 
the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Bureau of Land 
Management, California State Office, 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 Hearst Museum of Anthropology 
and Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, 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 object and the Battle 
Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the 
Big Pine Reservation, California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute 
Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of 
California; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, 
California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort 
McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Paiute-Shoshone 
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck 
Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of 
Utah; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western 
Shoshone Indians of Nevada; and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba 
Reservation, Nevada.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Battle Mountain Band 
of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine 
Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine 
Reservation, California; Confederated Tribes of the Goshute 
Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of 
California; Elko Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, 
California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort 
McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Paiute-Shoshone 
Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon 
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck 
Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of 
Utah; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians 
of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western 
Shoshone Indians of Nevada; and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba 
Reservation, Nevada. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains 
and associated funerary objects should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, 
NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University 
of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096, 
before October 11, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak 
Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Big Pine Band of Owens 
Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; 
Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Death 
Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Elko Band of the Te-Moak 
Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of 
Nevada; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the 
Fort Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and 
Oregon; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community 
of

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the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the 
Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the 
Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians 
of Utah; South Fork Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone 
Indians of Nevada; Wells Indian Colony Band of the Te-Moak Tribes of 
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the 
Yomba Reservation, Nevada may begin after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.

    Dated: August 13, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-23018 Filed 9-10-02; 8:45 am]
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