[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21403-21404]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08373]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12618; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University 
NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program has 
completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 
and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal 
descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request to the San Francisco State 
University NAGPRA Program. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the San Francisco State University NAGPRA 
Program at the address in this notice by May 10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University 
NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State 
University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone 
(415) 338-3075.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the San Francisco 
State University NAGPRA Program. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from site CA-TUO-328 in Tuolumne 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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the San 
Francisco State University NAGPRA Program professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk 
Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1970 and 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site CA-TUO-328 in Tuolumne County, CA, by 
San Francisco State University personnel in conjunction with the 
construction of the New Don Pedro Reservoir. Site materials from the 
New Don Pedro Reservoir project were curated at San Francisco State 
University after excavation. No known individuals were identified. The 
16 individual and 3 lots of associated funerary objects are 5 chert 
flakes and tools, 1 obsidian projectile point, 4 obsidian flakes, 1 
basalt flake, 1 ground stone, 1 one bone tool, 2 square cut nails, 1 
piece of haliotis shell, and 3 lots of unmodified faunal.

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    The age of site Ca-Tuo-328 is unknown, but the site is located 
within the historically documented territory of the Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. The objects are 
consistent with the material culture of the ancestral and contact 
period Sierra Miwok, who occupied this area from circa A.D. 500, at a 
minimum, and during the Euro-American contact period. Oral history 
evidence presented during consultation indicates that the area has been 
continuously occupied by the Miwok since the contact period and that 
there is cultural affiliation between the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk 
Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California and the ancestral 
Sierra Miwok Indians.

Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University NAGPRA 
Program

    Officials of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 19 objects described 
in this notice are 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.
     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 associated funerary objects and the Tuolumne 
Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State 
University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San 
Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 
94132, telephone (415) 338-3075, by May 10, 2013. After that date, if 
no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California may proceed.
    The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible 
for notifying the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-08373 Filed 4-9-13; 8:45 am]
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