FR Doc 04-1885
[Federal Register: January 29, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 19)]
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[Page 4316-4317]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum 
of Man, San Diego, CA, and California Department of Parks and 
Recreation, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves

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Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.8 (f), of the 
intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the San Diego 
Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, and in the control of the California 
Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA, that meet the 
definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. The 
human remains and cultural items were removed from Cuyamaca Rancho 
State Park, Descanso, San Diego 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 
cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations within this notice.
    In the 1930s, Malcolm Rogers and fellow associates of the San Diego 
Museum of Man conducted excavations at several sites in Cuyamaca Rancho 
State Park, Descanso, San Diego County, CA. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects removed from the park are described in a 
companion notice. The 169 unassociated funerary objects removed from 
Site SDM-W-211.1-A, West Mesa, are 168 potsherds and 1 lithic flake. 
One box of sherds cannot be located.
    The unassociated funerary objects date from the Late Prehistoric to 
the Historic period (A.D. 500 to A.D. 1800). Archeological 
investigation in the western San Diego County area dates the Kumeyaay 
(Diegueno) occupation of the region to the Late Prehistoric period. 
Geographic affiliation is consistent with historically documented 
Kumeyaay territory. Therefore, the California Department of Parks and 
Recreation Committee on Repatriation has determined that there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the unassociated funerary objects and present-day Federally 
recognized Kumeyaay Indian tribes represented by the Kumeyaay Cultural 
Repatriation Committee.
    Officials of the California Department of Parks and Recreation have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the cultural items 
described above 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 a Native 
American individual. Officials of the California Department of Parks 
and Recreation 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 unassociated funerary objects and the 
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona 
Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay 
Indians, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta 
Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; 
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa 
Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel 
Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
California; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of 
Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Paulette Hennum, NAGPRA Coordinator, Cultural Resources 
Division, California State Parks, 1416 9th Street, Room 902, 
Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653-7976, before March 1, 2004. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Kumeyaay 
Cultural Repatriation Committee on behalf of the Barona Group of 
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, 
California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian 
Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and 
Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La 
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; 
Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and Viejas 
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Viejas Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The California Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible 
for notifying the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, Barona 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona 
Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay 
Indians, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta 
Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; 
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa 
Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel 
Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
California; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of 
Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: December 16, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-1885 Filed 1-28-04; 8:45 am]
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