FR Doc 04-6646
[Federal Register: March 25, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 58)]
[Notices]               
[Page 15379-15380]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, 
Riverside, Riverside, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA. The remains were 
removed from three archeological sites in Riverside County, CA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of 
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the 
Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
University of California, Riverside professional staff in consultation 
with the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee, representing the 
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian 
Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of 
the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla 
Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians 
of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or 
Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and 
Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California.
    In 1990, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed by the University of California, Riverside from the 
surface of archeological site CA-RIV-4070, Riverside County, CA. The 
human remains consist of a burned mandible fragment. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1991, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed by the University of California, Riverside from the 
surface of archeological site CA-RIV-2199, Riverside County, CA. The 
human remains consist of the fragmentary distal end of a burned ulna. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present. Fish bones found in test excavations at CA-RIV-2199 suggest 
that the site represents a shoreline settlement. Other artifacts 
recovered in test excavations at CA-RIV-2199 include several small 
cottonwood triangle and desert side-notched arrowpoints and 
approximately 300 ceramic sherds.
    In 1991, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed by the University of California, Riverside from the 
surface adjacent to archeological site CA-RIV-4169, Riverside County, 
CA. The human remains consist of a single burned pelvis fragment. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Sites CA-RIV-2199, CA-RIV-4169, CA-RIV-4070 are part of a dense 
cluster of archeological sites that was once located along the 
shoreline of Lake Cahuilla. Large scale environmental changes around 
A.D. 1500 led to the complete evaporation of Lake Cahuilla. Sites along 
the prehistoric lakeshore generally date to shortly before A.D. 1500. 
CA-RIV-2199, CA-RIV-4169, and

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CA-RIV-4070 are located within the area traditionally occupied by the 
desert division of the Cahuilla tribe, represented today by the 
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine 
Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, 
California; and Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of 
California. However, the inferred antiquity of the human remains 
suggests that they represent an ancestral population of a more broadly 
defined Cahuilla tribe.

    Officials of the University of California, Riverside have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
listed above represent the physical remains of three individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of California, 
Riverside, have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), 
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can reasonably be 
traced between the Native American human remains and the Agua Caliente 
Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, 
California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine 
Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, 
California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla 
Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians 
of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or 
Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and 
Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Philip 
J. Wilke, Department of Anthropology, University of California, 
Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0418, telephone (909) 787-5524, before 
April 26, 2004. Repatriation of these human remains to the Cahuilla 
Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The University of California, Riverside is responsible for 
notifying the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee, Agua 
Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian 
Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of 
the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla 
Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians 
of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or 
Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and 
Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 10, 2004.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-6646 Filed 3-24-04; 8:45 am]

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