Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Transportation, Oakland, CA and Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 30825-30826 [E7-10714]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Erica Gibson, NAGPRA Project Coordinator, Anthropological Studies Center Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94929, telephone (707) 664–2015, before July 5, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University is responsible for notifying the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2007. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 07–2770 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Transportation, Oakland, CA and Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: 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 control of the California Department of Transportation, Oakland, CA and in the possession of the Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. The human remains were removed from Sonoma 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 the Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University staff in consultation with representatives of the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. In 1993, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from CA–SON–1695 (accession #93–37), Sonoma County, CA, during an excavation conducted by the Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University on behalf of the California Department of Transportation. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At the time of discovery, remains that were identified as human were re– buried. In 1996, Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University staff identified human remains probably associated with this individual during a NAGPRA inventory. The human remains date to the Middle Period (2000 B.P.–900 B.P.) and are Coast Miwok based on cultural constituents recovered from the site. In 1998, the Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University determined that while there was evidence of a shared group identity (cultural affiliation) between the human remains and a particular Indian group, the human remains were ‘‘culturally unidentifiable’’ since the particular Indian group, the Federated Coast Miwok, was not recognized as an Indian tribe by the United States at that time. The Archeological Collections Facility requested that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee recommend disposition of the human remains to the Federated Coast Miwok. On May 21, 1999, the Review Committee’s Designated Federal Officer, writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, recommended disposition of the human remains to the Federal Coast Miwok once concurrence with the proposal was obtained from federally recognized Indian tribes that currently resided in PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30825 the immediate vicinity of where the human remains were recovered. Officials of the Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University consulted with five federally recognized Indian tribes: Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. All five tribes supported the Federated Coast Miwok request for disposition. In 2000, the Federated Coast Miwok became the federally recognized Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California. Descendants of the Coast Miwok are members of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California. Officials of the California Department of Transportation and Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the California Department of Transportation and Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), a relationship of shared group identity can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Erica Gibson, NAGPRA Project Coordinator, Archaeological Collections Facility, Anthropological Studies Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, telephone (707) 664–2015, or Jennifer Darcangelo, District Office Chief, Office of Cultural Resources Studies, Caltrans District 4, Oakland, CA 94623–0660, telephone (510) 286–5618, before July 5, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The California Department of Transportation is responsible for notifying the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 30826 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices of California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–10714 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: 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 control of the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter, Denver, CO. The human remains were removed from Jefferson County, CO. 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 Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter is a private, non–profit organization that has not received federal funding and is not legally associated with any museum or other institution that falls under the purview of NAGPRA. The Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter proposes to repatriate a minimum of seven individuals to the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. Between 1974 and 1984, human remains representing a minimum of seven individuals were removed from sites 5JF52, 5JF48, 5JF211, and 5JF321 in Jefferson County, CO, during archeological investigations by the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter. No known individuals were identified. The associated funerary objects identified with the human remains have previously been repatriated. The morphologic characteristics of the human remains are consistent with Native American lineage. The contexts of the burials suggest affiliation to the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Middle to Late Archaic Periods (B.C. 3000 to 200 A.D.). Radiocarbon dates on charcoal found in association with the burials supports this time frame. During consultation, representatives of the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah considered the human remains to be ancestral to them. Based on archeological context, morphology, geography, and tribal consultation, the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter reasonably believes the human remains to be culturally affiliated with the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. Officials of the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of seven individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter 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 Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. William Hammond, 635 S. Alton Way ι12C, Denver, CO 80247, telephone (720) 532–0512, before July 5, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed after date if no additional claimants come forward. The Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Cheyenne–Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; SissetonWahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: May 9, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–10717 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO. The human remains were removed from an unknown site in Minnesota. 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 the Denver Museum of Nature & Science professional staff in consultation with E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of 
Transportation, Oakland, CA and Anthropological Studies Center, 
Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert 
Park, 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 control of the 
California Department of Transportation, Oakland, CA and in the 
possession of the Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological 
Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. The 
human remains were removed from Sonoma 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 the 
Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the 
Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton 
Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts 
Point Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California.
    In 1993, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from CA-SON-1695 (accession 93-37), Sonoma 
County, CA, during an excavation conducted by the Archaeological 
Collections Facility, Sonoma State University on behalf of the 
California Department of Transportation. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At the time of discovery, remains that were identified as human 
were re-buried. In 1996, Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma 
State University staff identified human remains probably associated 
with this individual during a NAGPRA inventory. The human remains date 
to the Middle Period (2000 B.P.-900 B.P.) and are Coast Miwok based on 
cultural constituents recovered from the site.
    In 1998, the Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State 
University determined that while there was evidence of a shared group 
identity (cultural affiliation) between the human remains and a 
particular Indian group, the human remains were ``culturally 
unidentifiable'' since the particular Indian group, the Federated Coast 
Miwok, was not recognized as an Indian tribe by the United States at 
that time. The Archeological Collections Facility requested that the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee 
recommend disposition of the human remains to the Federated Coast 
Miwok. On May 21, 1999, the Review Committee's Designated Federal 
Officer, writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, 
recommended disposition of the human remains to the Federal Coast Miwok 
once concurrence with the proposal was obtained from federally 
recognized Indian tribes that currently resided in the immediate 
vicinity of where the human remains were recovered. Officials of the 
Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University consulted 
with five federally recognized Indian tribes: Dry Creek Rancheria of 
Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the 
Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the 
Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me-Wuk Indians of the 
Tuolumne Rancheria of California. All five tribes supported the 
Federated Coast Miwok request for disposition. In 2000, the Federated 
Coast Miwok became the federally recognized Federated Indians of Graton 
Rancheria, California. Descendants of the Coast Miwok are members of 
the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California.
    Officials of the California Department of Transportation and 
Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the California Department of 
Transportation and Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State 
University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), a 
relationship of shared group identity can be reasonably traced between 
the Native American human remains and the Federated Indians of Graton 
Rancheria, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Erica 
Gibson, NAGPRA Project Coordinator, Archaeological Collections 
Facility, Anthropological Studies Center, Sonoma State University, 
Rohnert Park, CA 94928, telephone (707) 664-2015, or Jennifer 
Darcangelo, District Office Chief, Office of Cultural Resources 
Studies, Caltrans District 4, Oakland, CA 94623-0660, telephone (510) 
286-5618, before July 5, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The California Department of Transportation is responsible for 
notifying the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem 
Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, 
California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Kashia 
Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; 
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians

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of California; and Tuolumne Band of the Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-10714 Filed 6-1-07; 8:45 am]
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