[Federal Register: March 30, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 62)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items from Santee, CA in
the Possession of the San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

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 from Santee, CA in the possession of the San Diego
Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA which meet the definition of
``sacred objects'' under Section 2 of the Act.
    The 41 cultural items consist of pipe fragments and crystals.
    In 1973, these cultural items were recovered from site CA SDi 5699,
known as ``Santee Greens'' during excavations conducted by
Archaeological Consulting Technology, Inc. (ACT) for Time for Living,
Inc., a residential development in the City of Santee, San Diego
County, CA. ACT stored this collection until 1998, when the collection
was donated to the San Diego Archaeological Center for curation.
    Geographical location and site evidence indicate that site CA SDi
5699 was a Kumeyaay village site with two Late Archaic occupations (c.
760-1030 A.D.). Archaeological literature confirms

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that this site is within the geographic range of Kumeyaay people during
this period. During consultation with the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee, authorized representatives of the Campo Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo 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 Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission
Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band
of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the
Jamul Indian Village, 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, and the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, these cultural items were
identified as Kumeyaay sacred objects which are necessary to Kumeyaay
traditional religious leaders for the practice of Native American
religion by present-day adherents.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the San
Diego Archaeological Center have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d)(3), these 41 cultural items are specific ceremonial objects
needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the
practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day
adherents. Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center 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
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 Cuyapaipe
Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the
Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit
Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La
Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village, 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, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee, the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Campo 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 Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village,
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, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these objects should
contact Yvonne Lever, San Diego Archaeological Center, 334 Eleventh
Ave., San Diego, CA 92101; telephone: (619) 239-1868 before May 1,
2000. Repatriation of these objects to the Campo Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Campo 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 Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians
of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the
Jamul Indian Village, 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, and the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 15, 2000.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-7849 Filed 3-29-00; 8:45 am]
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