FR Doc E7-4731
[Federal Register: March 15, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
[Page 12188-12189]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Cosumnes River College, Los Rios 
Community College District, Sacramento, 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 
Cosumnes River College, Los Rios Community College District, 
Sacramento, CA. The human remains were removed from Sacramento 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 in 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 in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Cosumnes 
River College professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California.
    In the 1920s, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Gallup Farm in Wilton, Sacramento 
County, CA, by the daughter of the landowner, Bernice Gallup. In 1974, 
the human remains were given to David Abrams, professor of 
Anthropology, Cosumnes River College. The human remains were in 
Professor Abram's personal possession until his death in 2004. In 
September 2006, Professor Abram's widow donated the human remains to 
Cosumnes River College. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    According to museum records, the Gallup Farm was a known Miwok 
burial ground and was traditionally and historically the aboriginal 
land of the Ione Miwok. A forensic analysis of the human remains was 
conducted in October 2006. Dental wear patterns are consistent with 
known Miwok remains. Consultation with a representative of the Ione 
Band of Miwok Indians of California confirmed the identification of the 
human remains as Miwok. Based on museum records, donor statements, 
osteological evidence, and geographical information the Cosumnes River 
College officials reasonably believe that the human remains are Native 
American dating from before 1920, and are Ione Miwok. Descendants of 
the Ione Miwok are members of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of 
California.
    Officials of the Cosumnes River College have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Cosumnes River College also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared 
group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of 
California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact William 
Karns, Vice-President of Instruction, Cosumnes River College, 8401 
Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95823, telephone (916) 691-7326, before 
April 16, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Ione Band of 
Miwok Indians of California may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Cosumnes River College is responsible for notifying the Buena Vista 
Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok 
Tribe, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad 
Rancheria, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of 
California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Ione 
Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk 
Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of 
California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs 
Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria of

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California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, 
California; Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria 
of California; and United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn 
Rancheria of California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 13, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-4731 Filed 3-14-07; 8:45 am]

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