Notice of Inventory Completion: Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA, 54066-54067 [E7-18663]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 54066 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 183 / Friday, September 21, 2007 / Notices Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from an unknown site near Lancaster, Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County, CA, by the Sheriff’s Office in Newhall, CA. The Sheriff’s Office turned the human remains over to the Coroner’s Office. The human remains were donated to the museum by Frank A. Nance, of the Coroner’s Office in Los Angeles, CA. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on archeological analysis, the individuals have been identified as Native American, but the age is unknown. Consultation with a representative of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, confirmed that the provenience of the human remains is consistent with that of other discoveries of indigenous remains in the area. Geographical and historical evidence indicates that the sites are located within the traditional territory of the Southern Valley Yokuts and the Serrano people. Descendants of the Southern Valley Yokuts and the Serrano people are members of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation of California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Officials of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center 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 San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation of California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Duane H. King, Ph.D., VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Sep 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Executive Director, or LaLena Lewark, Senior NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwest Museum of the American Indian, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065, (323) 221–2164, extension 241, before October 22, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center, is responsible for notifying the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manuel Reservation, California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation of California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. Dated: August 30, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–18661 Filed 9–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA 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 control of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains were removed from Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties, 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 Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center professional staff in PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consultation with representatives of Jackson Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as the Tachi Yokut Tribe); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California (formerly the Sheep Ranch Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California); Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; and Susanville Indian Rancheria, California were contacted, but did not choose to participate in the consultations. In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an undetermined site in Stockton, San Joaquin Valley, San Joaquin County, CA. The museum has no additional information regarding the removal and museum’s acquisition of the human remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1939, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an undetermined site twenty feet from the water’s edge–most likely the San Pablo Bay–in Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA, by Mr. J.E. Peterson. The human remains were donated by Mr. J.E. Peterson to the Southwest Museum on April 23, 1939. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The geographic locations described above lie within Yokut or Miwok territories. Archeologists believe that the Penutian–speaking Yokut and Miwok descend from the Windmiller people who occupied the Central Valley of California nearly 4,000 years ago. The history of California rancherias in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothill regions of California shows that these Windmiller descendants ultimately dispersed to the federally recognized Yokut and Miwok rancherias. The tribes that have a shared group identity with the Yokut and Miwok are Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Greenville E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 183 / Friday, September 21, 2007 / Notices Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me– Wuk Indians of California; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Officials of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center 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 Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Duane H. King, Ph.D., Executive Director, or LaLena Lewark, Senior NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwest Museum of the American Indian, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065, (323) 221–2164, extension 241, before October 22, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Sep 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center is responsible for notifying the Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me–Wuk Indians of California; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me–Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. 54067 Environmental Assessment and FONSI for Improvements to the Main and North Floodways Levee System, in the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project, located in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Borunda, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Management Division, United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission; 4171 N. Mesa, C– 100; El Paso, Texas 79902. Telephone: (915) 832–4767; e-mail: danielborunda@ibwc.state.gov. DATES: Comments on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI will be accepted through October 22, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Background The USIBWC is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain any project or works projected by the United States of America on the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project (LRGFCP), as authorized by the Act of the 74th Congress, Sess. I Ch. 561 (H.R. 6453), approved August 19, 1935 (49 Stat. 660), and codified at 22 U.S.C. 277, 277a, 277b, 277c, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. The LRGFCP was constructed to protect urban, suburban, and highly developed irrigated farmland along the Rio Grande delta in the United States and Mexico. The USIBWC, in cooperation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, prepared this EA for the proposed action to improve flood control along sections of the Main and North Floodways Levee System located in Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy Counties, Texas. This levee system is part of the LRGFCP that extends approximately 180 miles from the Town ˜ of Penitas in south Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. The Main and North Floodways Levee System, extends approximately 75 levee miles along the Rio Grande, downstream from Anzalduas Dam, extending near the town of Mercedes to the Laguna Madre northwest of Arroyo City, Texas. Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), and the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission’s (USIBWC) Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the USIBWC hereby gives notice of availability of the Draft Proposed Action The Proposed Action would increase the flood containment capacity of the Main and North Floodways Levee System by raising elevation of a number of levee segments for improved flood protection. Fill material would be added to the existing levee to bring height to its original design specifications, or to meet a 2 feet freeboard design criterion. Typical height increases in improvement areas would be from less than 1 foot up to 2 feet, extending levee Dated: August 30, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–18663 Filed 9–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION United States and Mexico; United States Section; Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Improvements to the Main and North Floodways Levee System in the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Project, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties, TX AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Southwest Museum of the American 
Indian, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, 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 the control of the 
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center, Los 
Angeles, CA. The human remains were removed from Contra Costa and San 
Joaquin Counties, 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 
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of Jackson 
Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community 
of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as the Tachi Yokut 
Tribe); Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe 
of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk 
Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. The Buena Vista 
Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok 
Tribe, California (formerly the Sheep Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians 
of California); Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of 
California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Shingle Springs 
Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), 
California; and Susanville Indian Rancheria, California were contacted, 
but did not choose to participate in the consultations.
    In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from an undetermined site in Stockton, San Joaquin Valley, 
San Joaquin County, CA. The museum has no additional information 
regarding the removal and museum's acquisition of the human remains. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1939, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from an undetermined site twenty feet from the water's 
edge-most likely the San Pablo Bay-in Richmond, Contra Costa County, 
CA, by Mr. J.E. Peterson. The human remains were donated by Mr. J.E. 
Peterson to the Southwest Museum on April 23, 1939. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The geographic locations described above lie within Yokut or Miwok 
territories. Archeologists believe that the Penutian-speaking Yokut and 
Miwok descend from the Windmiller people who occupied the Central 
Valley of California nearly 4,000 years ago. The history of California 
rancherias in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothill regions of 
California shows that these Windmiller descendants ultimately dispersed 
to the federally recognized Yokut and Miwok rancherias. The tribes that 
have a shared group identity with the Yokut and Miwok are Berry Creek 
Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-
Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; 
Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Enterprise 
Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Greenville

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Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of 
California; Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; 
Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band 
of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; 
Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of 
California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, 
California; and Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California.
    Officials of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry 
National Center have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-
10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains 
of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the 
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center 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 Berry Creek Rancheria 
of Maidu Indians of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians 
of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch 
Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Enterprise Rancheria of 
Maidu Indians of California; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of 
California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria 
of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians 
of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs 
Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, 
California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian 
Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Duane H. 
King, Ph.D., Executive Director, or LaLena Lewark, Senior NAGPRA 
Coordinator, Southwest Museum of the American Indian, 234 Museum Drive, 
Los Angeles, CA 90065, (323) 221-2164, extension 241, before October 
22, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Autry National Center 
is responsible for notifying the Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians 
of California; Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; 
California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of 
Me-Wuk Indians of California; Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of 
California; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; Ione 
Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk 
Indians of California; Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of 
California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs 
Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, 
California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian 
Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of 
Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: August 30, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-18663 Filed 9-20-07; 8:45 am]
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