Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 62892-62893 [2018-26445]

Download as PDF 62892 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES bear grass with a diamond pattern. It is approximately four inches tall and eight inches in diameter. The mush bowl was used by family groups. The cultural item has been identified as Tolowa in archival documents and the original gift documentation. Consultations from the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, California) and the Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California have both confirmed the Tolowa affiliation of this cultural item. In the 19th or 20th century, one cultural item was removed from the mouth of Smith River in Del Norte County, CA. On November 1, 1949, Mr. M. W. Dadey of Oakland, California, donated the item to the Oakland Public Museum. The circumstances under which the cultural item came into the possession of Mr. Dadey are unknown. In 1965, the collection of the Oakland Public Museum was merged with the collections of two other institutions to create the collection of the Oakland Museum of California. The one unassociated funerary object is a stone maul. The stone maul (catalog number H16.4389) is made from basalt or another igneous rock, is six inches long, and was made by pecking and grinding. The Tolowa Dee-ni’ (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, California) are culturally affiliated with the area from which the cultural item was removed. This is supported by archival records and reports, museum records, Department of the Interior sources, academic sources, and correspondence with Tolowa Dee-ni’ representatives. Additional archival sources and correspondence with the Tolowa Dee-ni’ (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, California) describe this cultural item as being consistent with the known burial practices of the Tolowa. Determinations Made by the Oakland Museum of California Officials of the Oakland Museum of California have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item identified as catalog number H16.4389 and described above is 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 is 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(3)(D), the one cultural item identified as catalog number H74.285.6 and described above has ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the two cultural items described above and the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, 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 Violetta Wolf, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, telephone (510) 318–8489, email vwolf@museumca.org, by January 4, 2019. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary object and the object of cultural patrimony to the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, California) may proceed. The Oakland Museum of California is responsible for notifying the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, California) that this notice has been published. Dated: November 7, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–26446 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026943; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, Davis, Davis, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of California, Davis (UC Davis), has completed an inventory of human remains housed in the UC Davis Department of Anthropology Museum, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of these human remains should submit a written request to UC Davis. 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 UC Davis at the address in this notice by January 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Megon Noble, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of California, Davis, 433 Mrak Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 752–8501, email mnoble@ucdavis.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby 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 California, Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains were removed from Lake 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by UC Davis professional staff in consultation with the Koi Nation of Northern California (previously listed as the Lower Lake Rancheria, California). The Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians, California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, California (formerly Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California); Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria, California (previously listed as the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California); Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California (previously listed as the Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Potter Valley Tribe, California; Redwood Valley or Little River Band of Pomo Indians of the Redwood Valley Rancheria California (previously listed as the Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Robinson Rancheria (previously listed as the Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California and the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Reservation, California (previously listed as the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California); Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; and the Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes Invited to Consult,’’ were invited to consult on the NAGPRA Inventory and either deferred or did not respond. History and Description of the Remains In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from CA–LAK–471 on the southeastern shore of Clear Lake, adjacent to Anderson Marsh in Lake County, CA. The site was disturbed during installation of a sewage treatment system. The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality contracted Ann Peak and Associates to perform a test excavation of the site. Human remains were identified and reinterred at the time of the excavation in cooperation with the Elem Indian Colony. In 1981–1982, the collection was transferred to the UC Davis Department of Anthropology Museum. In 2016, human remains were newly identified within faunal collections from the site. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been determined to be Native American based on the archeological context of the site. Cultural material from the site includes projectile points, bifaces, flakes, fauna, and groundstone. One radiocarbon date indicate occupation of the site approximately 3,500 to 2,100 years ago. Projectile points indicates a broad temporal range, from 10,000 years ago to the late prehistoric period. Geographic, anthropological, archeological, historical, linguistic, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 traditional sources provide evidence of cultural affiliation between the human remains and contemporary Pomo people. Anthropological sources designate Clear Lake as the aboriginal territory of Pomo and Lake Miwok groups. The Southern Clear Lake/Lower Lake area is attributed to the Southeastern Pomo (Kroeber 1925, McCarthy 1985, McLendon and Lowy 1978, McLendon and Oswalt 1978; Swanton 1952; White et al. 2002). Linguistic evidence suggests that Clear Lake is the proto-Pomo homeland (Golla 2007, Oswalt 1964, Whistler1984). Information provided by the Koi Nation indicates that this area is the center of Koi ancestral lands and the tribe’s precontact political, cultural, and spiritual center. Pomo are represented today by the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians, California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, California (formerly Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California); Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Koi Nation of Northern California (previously listed as the Lower Lake Rancheria, California), The Consulted Tribe; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria, California (previously listed as the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California); Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California (previously listed as the Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Potter Valley Tribe, California; Redwood Valley or Little River Band of Pomo Indians of the Redwood Valley Rancheria California (previously listed as the Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Robinson Rancheria (previously listed as the Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California and the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Reservation, California (previously listed as the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62893 Reservation, California); Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; and the Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Affiliated Tribes.’’ The closest affiliation of CA–LAK–471 is to the Southeastern Pomo represented by the Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California and the Koi Nation of Northern California (previously listed as the Lower Lake Rancheria, California). Determinations Made by the University of California, Davis Officials of the University of California, Davis have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals 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 between the Native American human remains and The Affiliated 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 Megon Noble, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of California, Davis, 433 Mrak Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530)752–8501 email mnoble@ucdavis.edu, by January 4, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Affiliated Tribes may proceed. UC Davis is responsible for notifying The Tribes Invited to Consult and The Affiliated Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 7, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–26445 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026945; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0026943; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, Davis, 
Davis, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of California, Davis (UC Davis), has completed 
an inventory of human remains housed in the UC Davis Department of 
Anthropology Museum, 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 UC Davis. 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 UC Davis 
at the address in this notice by January 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Megon Noble, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of 
California, Davis, 433 Mrak Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, 
telephone (530) 752-8501, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby 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 California, Davis, Davis, CA. The 
human remains were removed from Lake 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by UC Davis 
professional staff in consultation with the Koi Nation of Northern 
California (previously listed as the Lower Lake Rancheria, California). 
The Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, 
California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote 
Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians, California (previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of 
Pomo Indians of California); Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the 
Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton 
Rancheria, California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel 
Pomo of Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, 
California (formerly Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland 
Rancheria, California); Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts 
Point Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria

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of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester 
Rancheria, California (previously listed as the Manchester Band of Pomo 
Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California); 
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville Pomo 
Nation, California (previously listed as the Pinoleville Rancheria of 
Pomo Indians of California); Potter Valley Tribe, California; Redwood 
Valley or Little River Band of Pomo Indians of the Redwood Valley 
Rancheria California (previously listed as the Redwood Valley Rancheria 
of Pomo Indians of California); Robinson Rancheria (previously listed 
as the Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, California and the 
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Round Valley Indian 
Tribes, Round Valley Reservation, California (previously listed as the 
Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, 
California); Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; and the 
Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California, hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes Invited to Consult,'' were invited to 
consult on the NAGPRA Inventory and either deferred or did not respond.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from CA-LAK-471 on the southeastern shore of Clear Lake, 
adjacent to Anderson Marsh in Lake County, CA. The site was disturbed 
during installation of a sewage treatment system. The State Water 
Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality contracted Ann Peak 
and Associates to perform a test excavation of the site. Human remains 
were identified and reinterred at the time of the excavation in 
cooperation with the Elem Indian Colony. In 1981-1982, the collection 
was transferred to the UC Davis Department of Anthropology Museum. In 
2016, human remains were newly identified within faunal collections 
from the site. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The human remains have been determined to be Native American based 
on the archeological context of the site. Cultural material from the 
site includes projectile points, bifaces, flakes, fauna, and 
groundstone. One radiocarbon date indicate occupation of the site 
approximately 3,500 to 2,100 years ago. Projectile points indicates a 
broad temporal range, from 10,000 years ago to the late prehistoric 
period. Geographic, anthropological, archeological, historical, 
linguistic, and traditional sources provide evidence of cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and contemporary Pomo people. 
Anthropological sources designate Clear Lake as the aboriginal 
territory of Pomo and Lake Miwok groups. The Southern Clear Lake/Lower 
Lake area is attributed to the Southeastern Pomo (Kroeber 1925, 
McCarthy 1985, McLendon and Lowy 1978, McLendon and Oswalt 1978; 
Swanton 1952; White et al. 2002). Linguistic evidence suggests that 
Clear Lake is the proto-Pomo homeland (Golla 2007, Oswalt 1964, 
Whistler1984). Information provided by the Koi Nation indicates that 
this area is the center of Koi ancestral lands and the tribe's pre-
contact political, cultural, and spiritual center. Pomo are represented 
today by the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Band of 
Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Cloverdale 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo 
Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians, California 
(previously listed as the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California); Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank 
Rancheria, California; Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 
California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Habematolel Pomo of 
Upper Lake, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, California 
(formerly Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California); Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Koi Nation of Northern California (previously 
listed as the Lower Lake Rancheria, California), The Consulted Tribe; 
Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the 
Manchester Rancheria, California (previously listed as the Manchester 
Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, 
California); Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; 
Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California (previously listed as the 
Pinoleville Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Potter Valley 
Tribe, California; Redwood Valley or Little River Band of Pomo Indians 
of the Redwood Valley Rancheria California (previously listed as the 
Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California); Robinson 
Rancheria (previously listed as the Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo 
Indians, California and the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California); Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Reservation, 
California (previously listed as the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the 
Round Valley Reservation, California); Scotts Valley Band of Pomo 
Indians of California; and the Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo 
Indians of California; hereafter referred to as ``The Affiliated 
Tribes.'' The closest affiliation of CA-LAK-471 is to the Southeastern 
Pomo represented by the Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the 
Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California and the Koi Nation of Northern 
California (previously listed as the Lower Lake Rancheria, California).

Determinations Made by the University of California, Davis

    Officials of the University of California, Davis have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals 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 between the Native 
American human remains and The Affiliated 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 Megon 
Noble, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of California, Davis, 433 
Mrak Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530)752-8501 
email [email protected], by January 4, 2019. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Affiliated Tribes may proceed.
    UC Davis is responsible for notifying The Tribes Invited to Consult 
and The Affiliated Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 7, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-26445 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
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