Notice of Inventory Completion: The State Center Community College District-Fresno City College, Fresno, CA, 27649-27650 [2019-12464]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 114 / Thursday, June 13, 2019 / Notices 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 Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from an unnamed site (X41CO3/41CO153) and the Chicken House Site (X41CO6/ 41CO156) in Cooke County, TX. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains During 1965 and 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the two sites in Cooke County, TX. Burial 1 is from the Chicken House Site (X41CO6/41CO156). The one individual, a female 18–25 years old, was found on the floor of a cache pit. She had been placed in a semi-flexed positon, and lay on her back, facing the northeast. The hips and knees were flexed, and the legs turned toward the left. The arms were placed down at the side, and were bent at the elbows, with ulnae and radii parallel to the humeri, and the hands next to the shoulders. The bones indicate signs of disease. The skull, left wrist, and left hand were missing at the time of excavation. No known individuals were identified. Although artifacts were found in the cache pit, there were no funerary objects associated with this burial. Two burials were recovered from unnamed site X41CO3 during a survey and soil profiling. The first burial was located on the surface, and consists of two skull fragments and one charred unidentifiable bone fragment. The second burial was also located on the surface, and consists of a single human tooth and one unidentifiable bone fragment. No known individuals were VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jun 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 identified. No associated funerary objects are present for either of these two burials. Both sites are dated from A.D. 850 to 1000, and fit the Plains Woodland Pattern, but they also begin to approach the Plains Village Pattern. Culturally, the people who occupied the sites were Caddoan. Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University Officials of the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three 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 associated funerary objects and the Caddo Nation of 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 request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to B. Sunday Eiselt, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Heroy Hall #450, Dallas, TX 75205, telephone (214) 768–2915, email seiselt@smu.edu, by July 15, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University is responsible for notifying the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: May 28, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–12469 Filed 6–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27649 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027604; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The State Center Community College District—Fresno City College, Fresno, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The State Center Community College District—Fresno City College 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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College at the address in this notice by July 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Mary Beth Miller, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, in care of Jill Minar, Ph.D., Fresno City College of The State Center Community College District, 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, telephone (559) 442– 8210, email jill.minar@ fresnocitycollege.edu. 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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College, Fresno, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 27650 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 114 / Thursday, June 13, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from CA–FRE–571 and CA–FRE–706, 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 was made by the State Center Community College District—Fresno City College professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians of California (previously listed as the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California); Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria of California); Tejon Indian Tribe; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. The California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians (previously listed as the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California); Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and the Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada were invited to consult, but did not participate. Two non-federally recognized groups, the Dunlap Band of Mono Indians and the Traditional Choinumni Tribe, participated in consultation. One nonfederally recognized group, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Jun 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Wukchumni Tribe, was invited to consult, but did not participate. Hereafter, all the Indian Tribes and non-federally recognized Indian groups listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Notified Tribes and Groups.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from CA–FRE–571 in Fresno County, CA. The site was excavated by Don Wren as part of the Pacific Gas and Electric Helms Project. Funded by a 2016 NAGPRA Consultation/ Documentation grant awarded to the State Center Community College District, in January 2017, an osteological examination of the faunal collections was conducted to determine if human remains were present. That examination resulted in the identification of the human remains described in this inventory. The fragmentary human remains belong to one sub-adult of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1979, 1983, and 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from CA– FRE–706 in Fresno County, CA. This site was excavated by Fresno City College instructor Don Wren and his students for the Milne’s Project, which is located on private property. Funded by a 2016 NAGPRA Consultation/ Documentation grant awarded to the State Center Community College District, in January 2017, an osteological examination of the faunal collections was conducted to determine if human remains were present. That examination resulted in the identification of the human remains described in this inventory. The fragmentary human remains belong to one adult female, one adult of indeterminate sex, and three sub-adults of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The 452 associated funerary objects are one bone bead, one lot of bone bead fragments, 180 glass trade beads, one lot of glass trade bead fragments, 171 shell beads, one lot of shell bead fragments, 90 steatite beads, one lot of steatite bead fragments, one steatite pendant fragment, one abalone shell pendant, one steatite nutting stone, one steatite shaft smoother, one lot ochre, one lot steatite sherds, flakes, and fragments. Determinations Made by the State Center Community College District— Fresno City College Officials of the State Center Community College District—Fresno City College have determined that: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native American ancestry based on the archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 452 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 Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California, based on geographical and oral traditional information. 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 Mary Beth Miller, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, in care of Jill Minar, Ph.D., Fresno City College of The State Center Community College District, 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, telephone (559) 442– 8210, email jill.minar@ fresnocitycollege.edu, by July 15, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California may proceed. The State Center Community College District—Fresno City College is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes and Groups that this notice has been published. Dated: May 14, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–12464 Filed 6–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028041; 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\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0027604; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The State Center Community 
College District--Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State Center Community College District--Fresno City 
College 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 State Center 
Community College District--Fresno City College. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of 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 State Center Community College District--
Fresno City College at the address in this notice by July 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Mary Beth Miller, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, in care 
of Jill Minar, Ph.D., Fresno City College of The State Center Community 
College District, 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, 
telephone (559) 442-8210, 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 State Center 
Community College District--Fresno City College, Fresno,

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CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
CA-FRE-571 and CA-FRE-706, 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 was made by the State 
Center Community College District--Fresno City College professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria 
of Western Mono Indians of California (previously listed as the Big 
Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California); Buena Vista Rancheria 
of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians 
of California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; 
Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria 
of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the 
Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok 
Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table 
Mountain Rancheria (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria 
of California); Tejon Indian Tribe; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule 
River Reservation, California; and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians 
of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California.
    The California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch 
Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and 
Oregon; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Band of Miwuk 
Indians (previously listed as the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians 
of California); Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake 
Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Walker River 
Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and the Yerington 
Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada were 
invited to consult, but did not participate.
    Two non-federally recognized groups, the Dunlap Band of Mono 
Indians and the Traditional Choinumni Tribe, participated in 
consultation. One non-federally recognized group, the Wukchumni Tribe, 
was invited to consult, but did not participate.
    Hereafter, all the Indian Tribes and non-federally recognized 
Indian groups listed in this section are referred to as ``The Consulted 
and Notified Tribes and Groups.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from CA-FRE-571 in Fresno County, CA. The site was 
excavated by Don Wren as part of the Pacific Gas and Electric Helms 
Project. Funded by a 2016 NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation grant 
awarded to the State Center Community College District, in January 
2017, an osteological examination of the faunal collections was 
conducted to determine if human remains were present. That examination 
resulted in the identification of the human remains described in this 
inventory. The fragmentary human remains belong to one sub-adult of 
indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1979, 1983, and 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, 
five individuals were removed from CA-FRE-706 in Fresno County, CA. 
This site was excavated by Fresno City College instructor Don Wren and 
his students for the Milne's Project, which is located on private 
property. Funded by a 2016 NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation grant 
awarded to the State Center Community College District, in January 
2017, an osteological examination of the faunal collections was 
conducted to determine if human remains were present. That examination 
resulted in the identification of the human remains described in this 
inventory. The fragmentary human remains belong to one adult female, 
one adult of indeterminate sex, and three sub-adults of indeterminate 
sex. No known individuals were identified. The 452 associated funerary 
objects are one bone bead, one lot of bone bead fragments, 180 glass 
trade beads, one lot of glass trade bead fragments, 171 shell beads, 
one lot of shell bead fragments, 90 steatite beads, one lot of steatite 
bead fragments, one steatite pendant fragment, one abalone shell 
pendant, one steatite nutting stone, one steatite shaft smoother, one 
lot ochre, one lot steatite sherds, flakes, and fragments.

Determinations Made by the State Center Community College District--
Fresno City College

    Officials of the State Center Community College District--Fresno 
City College have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of 
Native American ancestry based on the archeological context.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 452 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 Cold 
Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California, based on geographical 
and oral traditional information.

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 Mary Beth Miller, Interim Dean of Social 
Sciences, in care of Jill Minar, Ph.D., Fresno City College of The 
State Center Community College District, 1101 East University Avenue, 
Fresno, CA 93741, telephone (559) 442-8210, email 
[email protected], by July 15, 2019. After that date, if 
no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cold Springs 
Rancheria of Mono Indians of California may proceed.
    The State Center Community College District--Fresno City College is 
responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes and Groups 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 14, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-12464 Filed 6-12-19; 8:45 am]
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