[Federal Register: October 18, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 200)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the San Diego Museum of Man which
meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary object'' under Section 2
of the Act.
    The 60 cultural items consist of a plummet stone, pendants,
projectile points, sherds, and beads.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were removed from burials at
site C-16, East Blake Sea, eastern Imperial County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcom Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The 311 cultural items consist of an awl, a necklace, a pendant,
beads, and sherds.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were removed from burials at
site C-19, East Blake Sea, eastern Imperial County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcom Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The six cultural items consist of a bead and projectile points.
    During the 1930s, these cultural item were removed from burials at
site C-92, East Blake Sea, eastern Imperial County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcom Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The five cultural items consist of a medicine slab, conus tinklers,
a pendant, and a doll's eye.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were removed from burials at
site C-144, a general area at Mason Valley, San Diego County, CA during
legally

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authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The 259 cultural items consist of cook pots, jars, bowls, clay
billets, pipes, shells, projectile points, an iron knife blade, a brass
button, arrow straighteners, digging weights, animal bones, glass
beads, shell beads, a basket fragment, shell buttons, and pendants.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were removed from burials at
site C-144 Cemetery A at Mason Valley, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The 503 cultural items consist of a scoop, a bowl, bones, glass
beads, sherds, shell beads, lithic flakes, cook pots, fibers, metal
fragments, and pestles.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site C-144 Cemetery C at Mason Valley, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San
Diego Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural
items were not collected.
    The 52 cultural items consist of sherds, a glass jar neck, a metal
pull, canteens, shell beads, a pestle, ollas, a cup, bowls, a rabbit
net fragment, a bone pendant, a sherd disc, jars, a mano, an arrow
straightener, anvils, and a brass button.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site C-151, McCain Valley, San Diego County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The 101 cultural items consist of basket fragments, lithic flakes,
beads, sherds, a brass button, a ceramic disk, shell beads, shell, and
projectile points.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site C-164, Vallecito Wash, east-central San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San
Diego Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural
items were not collected.
    The 32 cultural items consist of a brass button, a jar, bowls, a
canteen, discs, pendants, shell, projectile points, anvils, a rabbit
net, a glass bead, an olla, a mano, sherds, and pestles.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site C-165, Vallecitos, San Diego County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers. The human remains
interred with these cultural items were not collected.
    The four cultural items are pottery jars.
    Between 1929-1968, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site C-651, Earthquake Valley, San Diego County, CA by Carl
Harkleroad. The human remains interred with these cultural items were
not collected.
    The 11 cultural items consist of canteens, a sherd, an arrow
straightener, a blade, a cobble tool, lithic flake tool fragments, and
an abalone shell.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site W-205, Cottonwood Valley, San Diego County, CA by Malcolm
Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man. The human remains interred with
these cultural items were not collected.
    The 43 cultural items consist of a pot, a bowl, arrowshaft
straighteners, scrapers, bone fragments, sherds, projectile points,
flaked stone, and flaking hammers.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site W-206, Santa Maria Valley, San Diego County, CA by Malcolm
Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man. The human remains interred with
these cultural items were not collected.
    The one associated funerary object is a point fragment.
    During the 1930s, this cultural item was recovered from a burial at
site W-245, Dulzura, San Diego County, CA during legally authorized
excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego Museum of Man.
The human remains interred with these cultural items were not
collected.
    The ten associated funerary objects consist of a metate, shell
pendants, projectile points, a sherd, and a bone pendant.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site W-254, Cemetery A, Laguna Mountain, San Diego County, CA during
legally authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San
Diego Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural
items were not collected.
    The 104 cultural items consist of urns, projectile points, and
sherds.
    During the 1930s, these cultural items were recovered from burials
at site W-262, Cuyamaca Peak, San Diego County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with these cultural items
were not collected.
    The 38 cultural items are stones.
    During 1950-1951, these cultural items were recovered from a burial
at site W-330, Poway, San Diego County, CA during legally authorized
excavations conducted by Clark Evernham of the San Diego Museum of Man.
The human remains interred with these cultural items were not
collected.
    The one cultural item is a cremation urn.
    During the 1930s, this cultural item was recovered from a burial at
site at Olive Springs, Ramona, San Diego County, CA during legally
authorized excavations conducted by Malcolm Rogers of the San Diego
Museum of Man. The human remains interred with this cultural item were
not collected.
    Based on ceramic material, types of projectile points, and types of
shell beads, these cultural items have been dated to the late
prehistoric period, c. 750 A.D. to the 19th century. Continuities of
material culture and technologies provide a clear continuum for native
cultures in this area from this late precontact period into the time of
European contact. Historic documents from the Spanish expeditions
document Diegueno and Kumeyaay peoples through this area. Consultation
information provided by the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee
supports the recognition of this area of San Diego County as an
ancestral homeland.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the San
Diego Museum of Man have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2)(ii), these 1,509 cultural items 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 and are believed, by a
preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific
burial site of an Native American individual. Officials of the San
Diego Museum of Man have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these items and the Campo Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan Grande
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the
Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of
the Viejas Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of
California, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La
Posta Indian Reservation, the Manzanita

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Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa
Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation,
the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel
Reservation, the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California,
and the Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee, the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band
of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja
and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of California, the La
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian
Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and the Cuyapaipe Community of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation. Representatives
of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally
affiliated with these objects should contact Ken Hedges, Curator of
California Collections, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San
Diego, CA 92101; telephone: (619) 239-2001 before November 17, 1999.
Repatriation of these objects to the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation
Committee on behalf of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Campo Indian Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band
of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja
and Cosmit Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of California, the La
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian
Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Manzanita Reservation, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, and the Cuyapaipe Community of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: October 4, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-27125 Filed 10-15-99; 8:45 am]
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