Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA, 68477-68478 [2014-27147]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices archeological representation of the ethnographic Wintu, with a time-depth of circa A.D. 1050. Oral history evidence presented during consultation indicates that the Redding, CA area has been continuously occupied by the Wintu since the contact period and that there is a cultural affiliation between the Redding Rancheria, California and the ancestral Wintu people. Dated: October 29, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–17040; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Officials of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 270 individual and 1 lot of objects described in this notice 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. • 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 Redding Rancheria, California. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Redding Rancheria, California, may proceed. The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible for notifying the Redding Rancheria, California, and the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) that this notice has been published. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–27155 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68477 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items Based on the request for repatriation submitted by the Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California, each of the objects below meets the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001 and 43 CFR 10.2(d)(2)(ii), (d)(3), or (d)(4). Through the summary, consultation, and notification procedures in 43 CFR 10.14, the cultural affiliation of the cultural items below with the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California was established. Between 1970 and 1971, 2 cultural items were removed from site CA-TUO314, located on the southern bank of Moccasin Creek, near LaGrange, in Tuolumne County, CA, during archeological excavations conducted by San Francisco State University. The 2 unassociated funerary objects are ground stone artifacts associated with human remains from Burial 5; the human remains are not present at San Francisco State University. The geographic location of the sites and archeological, historical, and oral history evidence indicate that these unassociated funerary objects are Native American. The objects are consistent with the material culture of the ancestral Sierra Miwok who occupied this area during the Euro-American contact period, and Ca-TUO-314 is located in an area that is documented as Central Sierra Miwok territory. Oral history evidence presented during consultation indicates that the area has been continuously occupied by the Miwok since the contact period and that there is cultural affiliation between the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program Officials of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 2 unassociated funerary 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 and are believed, by a E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 68478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • 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 Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California may proceed. The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible for notifying the Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. Dated: October 25, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–27147 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–17072; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Mr. JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, Supervisor’s Office, USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 2800 Ocoee Street N., Cleveland, TN 37312, telephone (423) 476–9700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1977 and 1978, 346 cultural items were removed from the Jackson Farm site (40Wg17) in Washington County, TN, by the Forest Service archeologist Dr. Howard Earnest. Dr. Earnest removed human remains at the same time, but the human remains are not associated with these cultural items. Dr. Earnest excavated 20 burial units that were extensively disturbed through massive sheet erosion of the site from flooding of the Nolichucky River in the fall of 1977. The cultural items removed by Dr. Earnest have been curated by Western Carolina University since excavation. The 346 unassociated funerary objects are 292 whole glass beads; 3 half glass beads; 3 marine shell gorgets; 25 tubular brass beads; 1 brass gorget; 1 brass animal effigy pendant PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with brass tear-shaped pendants; 1 miniature brass effigy axe; 19 mica discs; and 1 brass cone or tinkler. Based on the location of the Jackson Farm site, it is reasonable to assume a relationship of shared group identity between these cultural items and the Cherokee people, currently represented by the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Determinations Made by the USDA Forest Service Cherokee National Forest Officials of the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 346 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. • 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 Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Mr. JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, Supervisor’s Office, USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 2800 Ocoee Street N., Cleveland, TN 37312, telephone (423) 476–9700, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. The USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-17040; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco 
State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this 
notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal 
descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these 
cultural items should submit a written request to the San Francisco 
State University NAGPRA Program. If no additional claimants come 
forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal 
descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in 
this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the San Francisco State 
University NAGPRA Program at the address in this notice by December 17, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University 
NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State 
University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone 
(415) 338-3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program that meet 
the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    Based on the request for repatriation submitted by the Tuolumne 
Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California, each of 
the objects below meets the definition of unassociated funerary objects 
under 25 U.S.C. 3001 and 43 CFR 10.2(d)(2)(ii), (d)(3), or (d)(4). 
Through the summary, consultation, and notification procedures in 43 
CFR 10.14, the cultural affiliation of the cultural items below with 
the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of 
California was established.
    Between 1970 and 1971, 2 cultural items were removed from site CA-
TUO-314, located on the southern bank of Moccasin Creek, near LaGrange, 
in Tuolumne County, CA, during archeological excavations conducted by 
San Francisco State University. The 2 unassociated funerary objects are 
ground stone artifacts associated with human remains from Burial 5; the 
human remains are not present at San Francisco State University. The 
geographic location of the sites and archeological, historical, and 
oral history evidence indicate that these unassociated funerary objects 
are Native American. The objects are consistent with the material 
culture of the ancestral Sierra Miwok who occupied this area during the 
Euro-American contact period, and Ca-TUO-314 is located in an area that 
is documented as Central Sierra Miwok territory. Oral history evidence 
presented during consultation indicates that the area has been 
continuously occupied by the Miwok since the contact period and that 
there is cultural affiliation between the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk 
Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.

Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University NAGPRA 
Program

    Officials of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 2 unassociated 
funerary 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 and are believed, by a

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preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific 
burial site of a Native American individual.
     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 Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians 
of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State 
University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San 
Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 
94132, telephone (415) 338-3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu, by December 
17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come 
forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to 
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California 
may proceed.
    The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible 
for notifying the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne 
Rancheria of California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 25, 2014.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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