Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 21398 [E9-10540]

Download as PDF 21398 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 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 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. The human remains were removed from an unknown site in Siskiyou 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 San Francisco State University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Klamath Tribes, Oregon (formerly the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon). On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown site (Ca-Sis-UNK) in Siskiyou County, CA. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were inside a box marked ‘‘Siskiyou Co.; No Site No.; Ft. Jones; Box 1 of 1,’’ indicating removal from a Native American archeological site near the town of Fort Jones which is located in Siskiyou County, CA. In addition, the human remains were determined to be Native American based on the morphology of the zygomatics and a shoveled incisor. Based on ethnography and consultation with Klamath Tribes, Oregon it has been determined that Siskiyou County is within the historically documented territory of the Klamath and Modoc tribes. Descendants of the Klamath and Modoc are members of the Klamath Tribes, Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The Klamath Tribes, Oregon have taken the lead on repatriation of Native American human remains from the area described above that are culturally affiliated with the Klamath and Modoc, and have claimed the human remains from site Ca-Sis-UNK. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:03 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Officials of San Francisco 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 San Francisco State University 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 Klamath Tribes, Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jeff Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 95132, telephone (415) 338–3075, before June 8, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Klamath Tribes, Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the Klamath Tribes, Oregon, and the Shasta Nation, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: April 3, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–10540 Filed 5–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA and Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 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 control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA, and in the physical custody of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 removed from a site along the Rocky Reach Reservoir, Chelan County, WA. 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 professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office and the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. In 1982, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from site 45CH254 in Chelan County, WA, by Randall Schalk and Robert Mierendorf during a survey of the Rocky Reach Dam Reservoir. The human remains have been in the possession of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University since that time. No known individuals were identified. The human remains were found mixed together in an eroding embankment. At the time of excavation, the remains of only one adult individual were identified. Museum documentation indicates that this individual was turned over to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on May 19, 1982. In 2007, an inventory of the collections identified the remains of an infant and child, as well as elements from an adult, but it is uncertain whether they belong to the individual turned over to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in 1982. The 109 associated funerary objects are 5 bifaces, 4 lots of charcoal, 8 lots of fire modified rock, 34 lots of faunal remains, 16 lots of flakes, 1 tip of a chipped stone tool, 15 retouched flakes, 1 lot of seeds, 4 lots of natural rock, 1 hopper mortar base, 1 mano, 10 projectile points, 2 scrapers, 1 lot of red ochre, 5 lots of shell fish remains, and 1 incised bone object. The determination of the cultural affiliation of the human remains is based upon geographical, archeological, oral tradition, and historic evidence. Charcoal from site 45CH254 was radiocarbon dated to about 1,200 years ago. The human remains and artifacts indicate that they are from the Native people who utilized the Columbia River during that time period. Direct E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, 
San Francisco, 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 San 
Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. The human remains were 
removed from an unknown site in Siskiyou 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 San 
Francisco State University professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Klamath Tribes, Oregon (formerly the Klamath 
Indian Tribe of Oregon).
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site (Ca-Sis-UNK) in Siskiyou 
County, CA. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The human remains were inside a box marked ``Siskiyou Co.; No Site 
No.; Ft. Jones; Box 1 of 1,'' indicating removal from a Native American 
archeological site near the town of Fort Jones which is located in 
Siskiyou County, CA. In addition, the human remains were determined to 
be Native American based on the morphology of the zygomatics and a 
shoveled incisor. Based on ethnography and consultation with Klamath 
Tribes, Oregon it has been determined that Siskiyou County is within 
the historically documented territory of the Klamath and Modoc tribes. 
Descendants of the Klamath and Modoc are members of the Klamath Tribes, 
Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The Klamath Tribes, Oregon have 
taken the lead on repatriation of Native American human remains from 
the area described above that are culturally affiliated with the 
Klamath and Modoc, and have claimed the human remains from site Ca-Sis-
UNK.
    Officials of San Francisco 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 San Francisco State University 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 Klamath Tribes, 
Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jeff 
Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco 
State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 95132, 
telephone (415) 338-3075, before June 8, 2009. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Klamath Tribes, Oregon may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the 
Klamath Tribes, Oregon, and the Shasta Nation, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 3, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-10540 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-S