Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Sacramento, CA, 45655-45656 [2018-19529]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026177; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 should submit a written request to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120, email endzweig@ uoregon.edu. SUMMARY: 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 under the control of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Oregon. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Burns Paiute Tribe (previously listed as the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were donated to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History by the McDermitt Civilian Conservation Corps Camp. The human remains were initially presented to university archeologists working in Eastern Oregon. The name ‘‘Hardy’’ is included in parenthesis in the field catalog. The human remains consist of a single adult male (museum cat. #11–105). No further information is available. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. It is believed that the human remains were removed from the area in Malheur County, OR, where the McDermitt Civilian Conservation Corps camp was located. Based on the geographical location, the human remains are most likely culturally affiliated with Indian Tribes whose ancestral lands lie in this area of Oregon. Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history indicate that the Northern Paiute have occupied this area since pre-contact times. Tribes that are culturally affiliated to this area are represented by The Tribes. Determinations Made by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History Officials of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45655 between the Native American human remains and The Tribes. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120, email endzweig@uoregon.edu, by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 3, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19537 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA-NPS0026179; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Mid-Pacific Regional Office, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 to the Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 45656 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 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 the Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Melanie Ryan, NAGPRA Specialist/Physical Anthropologist, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, MP–153, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978–5526, email emryan@ usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Sacramento, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Fresno 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office 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 (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria of California); Tejon Indian Tribe; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1951, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals, were removed from Site CA–FRE–105, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 located near Firebaugh, within the current Firebaugh Wastewater of the Delta-Mendota Canal, Fresno County, CA. Site CA–FRE–105 was encountered at the bottom of a waste way at its juncture with the main canal. The ‘‘material (was) scooped up from 7 feet deep in wet clay, from an area that was approximately 200 yards in diameter’’. The site record describes the site as ‘‘clay soil containing human remains and artifacts.’’ Human remains and artifacts were collected by Robert E. Greengo of the University of California, Berkeley, and acquired by the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, through University Appropriation in 1951 (Accession UCAS–314). The human remains from Site CA–FRE–105 consist of three partially complete Native American individuals, including one possible male adolescent (approximately 15–20 years) and two adults of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects are: one greywacke sandstone slab mortar fragment, one large obsidian flake and one unmodified faunal long bone. An additional associated funerary object, a large obsidian point, is currently missing from the collection. In 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Site CA–FRE–106, Fresno County, CA, by M.A. Baumhoff of the University of California, Berkeley, and were acquired through University Appropriation in June 1952 (Accession UCAS–157). Museum records describe nearly complete remains of two individuals recovered from a vertically truncated midden site. Individual 1 is an adult female and Individual 2 is an adult male. Both burials were excavated and exhumed, and three additional burials were noted but left in situ. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are one large, extensively-shaped greywacke sandstone bowl mortar and one unmodified deer rib bone. Geographical affiliation is consistent with the historically documented territory of the Northern Valley Yokut. Multiple lines of evidence including oral tradition, ethnographic, archeological, historic, and linguistic information demonstrate continuity and a shared group identity between the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice and the Yokut tribes. No lineal descendant has been identified. The Tribes identify as Yokut, and are culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determinations Made by the Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office Officials of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the five 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 Tribes. 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 Melanie Ryan, NAGPRA Specialist/Physical Anthropologist, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, MP–153, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978–5526, email emryan@ usbr.gov, by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 3, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19529 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026174; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation 
(Reclamation), Mid-Pacific Regional Office, has completed an inventory 
of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has 
determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 
to the Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of

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control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 
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 the Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office 
at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Melanie Ryan, NAGPRA Specialist/Physical Anthropologist, 
Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, MP-153, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978-5526, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 
Sacramento, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from Fresno 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office 
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 (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria of 
California); Tejon Indian Tribe; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the 
Tule River Reservation, California, hereafter referred to as ``The 
Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1951, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals, 
were removed from Site CA-FRE-105, located near Firebaugh, within the 
current Firebaugh Wastewater of the Delta-Mendota Canal, Fresno County, 
CA. Site CA-FRE-105 was encountered at the bottom of a waste way at its 
juncture with the main canal. The ``material (was) scooped up from 7 
feet deep in wet clay, from an area that was approximately 200 yards in 
diameter''. The site record describes the site as ``clay soil 
containing human remains and artifacts.'' Human remains and artifacts 
were collected by Robert E. Greengo of the University of California, 
Berkeley, and acquired by the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 
University of California, Berkeley, through University Appropriation in 
1951 (Accession UCAS-314). The human remains from Site CA-FRE-105 
consist of three partially complete Native American individuals, 
including one possible male adolescent (approximately 15-20 years) and 
two adults of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. 
The three associated funerary objects are: one greywacke sandstone slab 
mortar fragment, one large obsidian flake and one unmodified faunal 
long bone. An additional associated funerary object, a large obsidian 
point, is currently missing from the collection.
    In 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from Site CA-FRE-106, Fresno County, CA, by M.A. Baumhoff 
of the University of California, Berkeley, and were acquired through 
University Appropriation in June 1952 (Accession UCAS-157). Museum 
records describe nearly complete remains of two individuals recovered 
from a vertically truncated midden site. Individual 1 is an adult 
female and Individual 2 is an adult male. Both burials were excavated 
and exhumed, and three additional burials were noted but left in situ. 
No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary 
objects are one large, extensively-shaped greywacke sandstone bowl 
mortar and one unmodified deer rib bone.
    Geographical affiliation is consistent with the historically 
documented territory of the Northern Valley Yokut. Multiple lines of 
evidence including oral tradition, ethnographic, archeological, 
historic, and linguistic information demonstrate continuity and a 
shared group identity between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects in this notice and the Yokut tribes. No lineal descendant has 
been identified. The Tribes identify as Yokut, and are culturally 
affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects in 
this notice.

Determinations Made by the Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office

    Officials of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the five 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 Tribes.

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 Melanie Ryan, NAGPRA Specialist/Physical 
Anthropologist, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, MP-
153, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978-5526, 
email [email protected], by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 3, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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