Notice of Inventory Completion: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, 10055-10057 [E8-3447]

Download as PDF rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Kern 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains and the associated funerary objects was made by Denver Museum of Nature & Science professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. Sometime between 1928 and 1934, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from a burial context in the area of Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA. Mr. George E. Smith may have collected the human remains and associated funerary objects in 1928, while digging and privately collecting in the Buena Vista Lake vicinity, or sometime between 1933 and 1934 while Mr. Smith was working on an archeological excavation with Dr. W. D. Strong of the Smithsonian Institution at the ancient Yokuts site of Tulamniu at Buena Vista Lake. In 1951, Mary W. A. Crane and Francis V. Crane purchased the human remains and associated funerary objects from Mr. Smith’s small museum in California. In 1983, the Cranes donated the human remains and the museum accessioned them into the collection that same year (DMNS catalogue numbers AC.2157A–E). No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects are three stone projectile points. Based on provenience, museum records, research, and consultation with tribal representatives, the human remains and associated funerary objects are determined to be Native American. The Buena Vista Lake vicinity and the Native American town of Tulamniu are in the territory occupied during the early Historic period by the Southern Valley Yokuts, now known as the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. During consultation, representatives of the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California confirmed the historic presence of their ancestors in VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 the Buena Vista Lake area and claimed a relationship of shared group identity with the human remains. Additionally, in consultations, and with support of anthropological evidence, tribal representatives emphasized that the Buena Vista Lake vicinity relates to the Yokut people, the ancestors of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. These tribes confirmed the historic presence of their ancestors in the Buena Vista Lake area and claim a relationship of shared group identity with the human remains. Officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science officials have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the three objects 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. Lastly, officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science officials have also 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 associated funerary objects and the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Chip Colwell– Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205, telephone (303) 370–6378, before March 26, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10055 The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is responsible for notifying the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: January 22, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–3456 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation, 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. In 1905, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from an unknown locality on Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, CA. The human remains were donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by Mr. Burbank in 1931. No known individuals were E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 10056 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1915, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from ‘‘the Malibu Ranch,’’ an unknown location in Los Angeles County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by Irving V. Auger. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1920 and 1940, human remains representing a minimum one individual were removed from the Muwu site (4–VEN–11), Ventura County, CA, by the Native Daughters of the Golden West. The human remains were donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in 1971. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1921, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Mutuba Road, Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by Joseph H. Call. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from a site in Ventura County, CA, by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles staff members W.A. Bryan (director), Howard. R. Hill, and Mr. Herring. The human remains were listed in an accession that contained human remains from both Little Sycamore Creek and from Arroyo Sequit Creek. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from Oak Creek, Ventura County, CA, by Howard R. Hill and subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the six sites described above were occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. In 1929, human remains representing a minimum of 15 individuals were removed from the Avila site (4–SLO– 56), San Luis Obispo County, CA, by members of the Van Bergen-Los Angeles Museum Expedition. No known individuals were identified. The 742 associated funerary objects are 675 abalone pendants, 1 bag of abalone pendant fragments, 1 abalone dish, 1 abalone shell, 24 keyhole limpet rings, 10 chert knives, 1 obsidian projectile VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 point, 2 spear points, 1 bone knife fragment, 1 rhyolite mortar with olivella disk bead inlay, 1 sandstone mortar fragment, 1 sandstone pestle, 1 stone awl sharpener, 15 birdbone whistle fragments, 1 worked elk antler tip, 1 sea lion jaw, 1 partial dog skeleton, and 4 whalebone fragments (possible grave markers). Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Avila site was used by Chumash peoples from 500 B.P. into the historic period. Between 1929 and 1932, human remains representing a minimum of 26 individuals were recovered from the Muwu site (4–VEN–11), Ventura County, CA, by members of the Van Bergen-Los Angeles Museum expedition. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of 13 individuals were removed from Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara County, CA, by H. Arden Edwards of the Antelope Valley Museum, Lancaster, CA. The human remains were donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in 1979 by Grace Oliver, the owner of the Antelope Valley Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that Santa Rosa Island was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. In 1952, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals were removed from the Little Sycamore site (4–VEN–1), Ventura County, CA, by University of Southern California staff W.J. Wallace. The University of Southern California donated the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in 1988. No known individuals were identified. The 16 associated funerary objects are 5 abalone shells; 2 lots of oyster, mussel, clam, and snail shell fragments; 6 rounded stones; and 3 rocks. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Little Sycamore Creek area was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. In 1953, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from Gilmore Rock Shelter (4– VEN–57) in Little Sycamore Canyon, Ventura County, CA, by University of Southern California staff W.J. Wallace. The University of Southern California PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 donated the human remains to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in 1988. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Archeological evidence indicates that the Gilmore Rock Shelter was used intermittently from 500 B.P. into the historic period. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Little Sycamore Canyon area was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. In 1958–59, human remains representing a minimum of 22 individuals were removed from the Simo’mo site (4–VEN–24/26), Ventura County, CA, by Charles Rozaire, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County staff. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Simo’mo site was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unidentified site in the vicinity of Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, CA, and subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by an unknown donor. ‘‘Morro Bay’’ is written on the human remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Morro Bay area was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Happy Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA, by Dr. A. Ousdal. Dr. Ousdal donated the human remains to the Allan Hancock Foundation of the University of Southern California. In 1988, the University of Southern California donated the human remains as part of a larger collection to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Happy Valley area was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 13 E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices individuals were removed from Arroyo Sequit Mound in Arroyo Sequit, Ventura County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by E.D. Mitchell. One set of human remains was identified by a tag reading ‘‘E.D.M. 281, burial 18, Arroyo Sequit Mound.’’ The other 12 sets of human remains were identified by a tag reading ‘‘California Los Angeles County Arroyo Sequit Shell Mound Misc. Bones EDM–274.’’ No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Arroyo Sequit area was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from a site in Solstice Canyon, Los Angeles County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in 1971 by the Native Daughters of the Golden West. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that Solstice Canyon was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Paradise Cove site (4–LAN–222), Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA. The human remains were labeled ‘‘LAN–222 Paradise Cove.’’ No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Malibu area was occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Point Dume, Los Angeles County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by an unknown donor. The remains were labeled ‘‘Point Dume.’’ No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic evidence indicates that the Point Dume area was occupied by Chumash peoples from VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 precontact times into the historic period. Archeological and linguistic evidence indicates that Chumash culture developed in place and is of substantial antiquity in the area of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. Consultation with representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California confirms that the area of San Luis Obisbo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angles Counties is within the territory traditionally occupied by the Chumash and that the human remains and associated funerary objects described above are culturally affiliated with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. Officials of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 122 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 758 objects 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. Lastly, officials of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation 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 associated funerary objects and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Margaret Hardin, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, telephone (213) 763–3475, before March 26, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10057 Dated: December 21, 2007. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–3447 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation, 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 possession of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains were removed from Kern and Kings Counties, CA, and an unknown location probably in the interior of California. 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. An assessment of the human remains was made by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as the Tachi Yokut Tribe). In or before 1918, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Kern County, CA. The human remains were brought to the museum by a private collector and accessioned on August 11, 1918 (Accession number A.847.18–1). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The accession records indicate the human remains were excavated from a location ‘‘45 miles N.W. of Bakersfield and 12 miles S.E. of Lost Hill.’’ Based on museum records, the human remains are Native American. There is no further documentation on the original context of the human remains. 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Notice of Inventory Completion: Natural History Museum of Los 
Angeles County Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles 
County Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa 
Barbara, and Ventura 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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Natural 
History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California.
    In 1905, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed from an unknown locality on Santa Cruz Island, Santa 
Barbara County, CA. The human remains were donated to the Natural 
History Museum of Los Angeles County by Mr. Burbank in 1931. No known 
individuals were

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identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1915, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from ``the Malibu Ranch,'' an unknown location in Los 
Angeles County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by Irving V. Auger. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Between 1920 and 1940, human remains representing a minimum one 
individual were removed from the Muwu site (4-VEN-11), Ventura County, 
CA, by the Native Daughters of the Golden West. The human remains were 
donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in 1971. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1921, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Mutuba Road, Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA. The 
human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum 
of Los Angeles County by Joseph H. Call. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a site in Ventura County, CA, by Natural History 
Museum of Los Angeles staff members W.A. Bryan (director), Howard. R. 
Hill, and Mr. Herring. The human remains were listed in an accession 
that contained human remains from both Little Sycamore Creek and from 
Arroyo Sequit Creek. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed from Oak Creek, Ventura County, CA, by Howard R. Hill and 
subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the six sites described above were 
occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic 
period.
    In 1929, human remains representing a minimum of 15 individuals 
were removed from the Avila site (4-SLO-56), San Luis Obispo County, 
CA, by members of the Van Bergen-Los Angeles Museum Expedition. No 
known individuals were identified. The 742 associated funerary objects 
are 675 abalone pendants, 1 bag of abalone pendant fragments, 1 abalone 
dish, 1 abalone shell, 24 keyhole limpet rings, 10 chert knives, 1 
obsidian projectile point, 2 spear points, 1 bone knife fragment, 1 
rhyolite mortar with olivella disk bead inlay, 1 sandstone mortar 
fragment, 1 sandstone pestle, 1 stone awl sharpener, 15 birdbone 
whistle fragments, 1 worked elk antler tip, 1 sea lion jaw, 1 partial 
dog skeleton, and 4 whalebone fragments (possible grave markers).
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Avila site was used by Chumash 
peoples from 500 B.P. into the historic period.
    Between 1929 and 1932, human remains representing a minimum of 26 
individuals were recovered from the Muwu site (4-VEN-11), Ventura 
County, CA, by members of the Van Bergen-Los Angeles Museum expedition. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of 13 individuals 
were removed from Santa Rosa Island, Santa Barbara County, CA, by H. 
Arden Edwards of the Antelope Valley Museum, Lancaster, CA. The human 
remains were donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles 
County in 1979 by Grace Oliver, the owner of the Antelope Valley 
Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that Santa Rosa Island was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    In 1952, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals 
were removed from the Little Sycamore site (4-VEN-1), Ventura County, 
CA, by University of Southern California staff W.J. Wallace. The 
University of Southern California donated the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Natural History Museum of Los 
Angeles County in 1988. No known individuals were identified. The 16 
associated funerary objects are 5 abalone shells; 2 lots of oyster, 
mussel, clam, and snail shell fragments; 6 rounded stones; and 3 rocks.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Little Sycamore Creek area was 
occupied by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic 
period.
    In 1953, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed from Gilmore Rock Shelter (4-VEN-57) in Little Sycamore 
Canyon, Ventura County, CA, by University of Southern California staff 
W.J. Wallace. The University of Southern California donated the human 
remains to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in 1988. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Archeological evidence indicates that the Gilmore Rock Shelter was 
used intermittently from 500 B.P. into the historic period. Oral 
historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and linguistic 
evidence indicates that the Little Sycamore Canyon area was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    In 1958-59, human remains representing a minimum of 22 individuals 
were removed from the Simo'mo site (4-VEN-24/26), Ventura County, CA, 
by Charles Rozaire, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County staff. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Simo'mo site was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unidentified site in the vicinity of 
Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, CA, and subsequently donated to the 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by an unknown donor. 
``Morro Bay'' is written on the human remains. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Morro Bay area was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Happy Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA, by 
Dr. A. Ousdal. Dr. Ousdal donated the human remains to the Allan 
Hancock Foundation of the University of Southern California. In 1988, 
the University of Southern California donated the human remains as part 
of a larger collection to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Happy Valley area was occupied 
by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 13

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individuals were removed from Arroyo Sequit Mound in Arroyo Sequit, 
Ventura County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County by E.D. Mitchell. One set 
of human remains was identified by a tag reading ``E.D.M. 281, burial 
18, Arroyo Sequit Mound.'' The other 12 sets of human remains were 
identified by a tag reading ``California Los Angeles County Arroyo 
Sequit Shell Mound Misc. Bones EDM-274.'' No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Arroyo Sequit area was occupied 
by Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of three 
individuals were removed from a site in Solstice Canyon, Los Angeles 
County, CA. The human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural 
History Museum of Los Angeles County in 1971 by the Native Daughters of 
the Golden West. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that Solstice Canyon was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were removed from the Paradise Cove site (4-LAN-222), 
Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA. The human remains were labeled ``LAN-
222 Paradise Cove.'' No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Malibu area was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Point Dume, Los Angeles County, CA. The 
human remains were subsequently donated to the Natural History Museum 
of Los Angeles County by an unknown donor. The remains were labeled 
``Point Dume.'' No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Oral historic, historic, ethnographic, archeological, and 
linguistic evidence indicates that the Point Dume area was occupied by 
Chumash peoples from precontact times into the historic period.
    Archeological and linguistic evidence indicates that Chumash 
culture developed in place and is of substantial antiquity in the area 
of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. 
Consultation with representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California confirms that 
the area of San Luis Obisbo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angles 
Counties is within the territory traditionally occupied by the Chumash 
and that the human remains and associated funerary objects described 
above are culturally affiliated with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California.
    Officials of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 
Foundation have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the 
human remains described above represent the physical remains of 122 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Natural 
History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 758 objects 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. Lastly, officials of the Natural History Museum 
of Los Angeles County Foundation 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 
associated funerary objects and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission 
Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
Margaret Hardin, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 
Foundation, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, telephone 
(213) 763-3475, before March 26, 2008. Repatriation of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Santa Ynez Band of 
Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation is 
responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission 
Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: December 21, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-3447 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]
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