Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, 339-340 [2019-28378]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices possession of a private collector in Fort Madison, IA. After the collector’s death in 1994, the human remains were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A young adult female is represented by the cranial and dental remains (Burial Project 785). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The biological affinity of this individual is uncertain, due to the presence of both Native American and European morphological traits. Cranial metric analysis was confounded by congenital malformation. However, given the presence of some Native American traits, this individual is considered to be Native American. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown location in Charleston, Mississippi County, MO. At some point, the human remains came into the possession of a private collector in Fort Madison, IA. After the collector’s death in 1994, the human remains were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A middle-aged female, an adult male, and a male of indeterminate age are represented by the cranial and dental remains (Burial Project 785). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Cranial morphology and cranial metrics analysis indicate these individuals were Native American. The general locations from which all above mentioned individuals were removed is considered the ancestral homeland of The Osage Nation. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of four 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 Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Jan 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 support of the request to Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email lara-noldner@ uiowa.edu, by February 3, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe) may proceed. The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 14, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–28381 Filed 1–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029373; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The San Diego Museum of Man, 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 Diego Museum of Man. 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 Diego Museum of Man at the address in this notice by February 3, 2020. SUMMARY: Kara Vetter, Director of Cultural Resources, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 339 telephone (619) 239–2001 Ext. 44, email kvetter@museumofman.org. 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 Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, 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 1927 and 1942, 66 cultural items were removed from site W–253 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, B.E. McCown, and M.F. Farmer, independent archeologists, conducted excavations in the vicinity of San Vicente Dam. Six cremations in the possession of B.E. McCown, and notated as such by M.F. Farmer are related to 66 funerary objects. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 66 unassociated funerary objects are 55 projectile points, nine ceramic undecorated body sherds, one chipped stone—biface, and one ceramic—other. Sometime in the 1930’s, 46 cultural items were removed from site W–262 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity of Cuyamaca Peak. This site was notated as a cremation, to which 46 funerary objects are likely related. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 46 unassociated funerary objects are eight projectile points, six chipped stones—biface, one ceramic decorated body sherd, three ceramic undecorated body sherds, two ceramic decorated rim sherds, eight ceramic undecorated rim sherds, one ceramic—other, one chipped stone unworked flake, one chipped stone— core, three chipped stone—core tool, one mano, two groundstone—other, one historic metal, two scrapers, one hammerstone, one unmodified shell, one chopper, two utilized flakes, and one ecofact. Sometime prior to 1950, eight cultural items were removed from site W–264 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 340 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity of Witch Creek. An uncollected cinerary urn was discovered when a local rancher was digging out stumps. Based upon their relation to notated cremations, these eight items are unassociated funerary objects. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The eight unassociated funerary objects are four projectile points, one ceramic decorated body sherd, one ceramic undecorated body sherd, one ceramic undecorated mixed sherd, and one chipped stone scraper. Sometime prior to 1950, 29 cultural items were removed from sites SDI–35 and SDI–38 or W–291 and W–291A in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity Old Town. Subsequently, during the Inland Highway Bridge project, six burials were discovered by City Engineers in the area of these excavations. Based upon their relation to the notated burials, these 29 items are unassociated funerary objects. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 29 unassociated funerary objects are one projectile point, six ceramic undecorated body sherds, two ceramic undecorated rim sherds, one ceramic undecorated mixed sherd, two chipped stone unworked flakes, one utilized flake, one core tool, five manos, one groundstone—other, two ecofacts, four historic ceramics, two historic metals, and one historic glass. At a date most likely prior to 1950, 16 cultural items were removed from site W–313 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity Oakzanita Peak. Pot sherds were notated as at one time containing a cremation. Based upon their relation to the notated evidence of a cremation, these 16 items are unassociated funerary objects. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 16 unassociated funerary objects are one ceramic undecorated rim sherd, one lot of ceramic decorated rim sherds, one lot of ceramic undecorated body sherds, three ceramic decorated body sherds, four additional ceramic pieces, two unmodified shells, two manos, one lot of chipped stone unworked flakes, and one ecofact. Based upon cultural resources archival research, geographic, ethnographic, and archeological information, and oral history, as well as consultation with the Kumeyaay Nation, these unassociated funerary objects have VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Jan 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 been culturally affiliated with the Kumeyaay. Determinations Made by the San Diego Museum of Man Officials of the San Diego Museum of Man have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 165 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 Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California (Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California); Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California (previously listed as the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation); Inaja Band of Diegueno Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Indian Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Kara Vetter, Director of Cultural Resources, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239–2001 Ext. 44, email kvetter@ museumofman.org, by February 3, 2020. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The San Diego Museum of Man is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 22, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–28378 Filed 1–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029315; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of a sacred object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Burke Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item 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 this cultural item should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Burke Museum at the address in this notice by February 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Holly Barker, Curator for Oceanic and Asian Culture, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 616–6891, email hmbarker@ uw.edu. SUMMARY: 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 a cultural item under the control of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, that meets the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 2 (Friday, January 3, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28378]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0029373; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum 
of Man, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Diego Museum of Man, 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 Diego Museum of Man. 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 Diego Museum of Man at 
the address in this notice by February 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Kara Vetter, Director of Cultural Resources, 1350 El Prado, 
Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239-2001 Ext. 44, 
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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of the San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, 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 1927 and 1942, 66 cultural items were removed from site W-253 in 
San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego 
Museum of Man, B.E. McCown, and M.F. Farmer, independent archeologists, 
conducted excavations in the vicinity of San Vicente Dam. Six 
cremations in the possession of B.E. McCown, and notated as such by 
M.F. Farmer are related to 66 funerary objects. The human remains are 
not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 66 
unassociated funerary objects are 55 projectile points, nine ceramic 
undecorated body sherds, one chipped stone--biface, and one ceramic--
other.
    Sometime in the 1930's, 46 cultural items were removed from site W-
262 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San 
Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity of Cuyamaca 
Peak. This site was notated as a cremation, to which 46 funerary 
objects are likely related. The human remains are not under the control 
of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 46 unassociated funerary objects 
are eight projectile points, six chipped stones--biface, one ceramic 
decorated body sherd, three ceramic undecorated body sherds, two 
ceramic decorated rim sherds, eight ceramic undecorated rim sherds, one 
ceramic--other, one chipped stone unworked flake, one chipped stone--
core, three chipped stone--core tool, one mano, two groundstone--other, 
one historic metal, two scrapers, one hammerstone, one unmodified 
shell, one chopper, two utilized flakes, and one ecofact.
    Sometime prior to 1950, eight cultural items were removed from site 
W-264 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J.

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Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations 
in the vicinity of Witch Creek. An uncollected cinerary urn was 
discovered when a local rancher was digging out stumps. Based upon 
their relation to notated cremations, these eight items are 
unassociated funerary objects. The human remains are not under the 
control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The eight unassociated funerary 
objects are four projectile points, one ceramic decorated body sherd, 
one ceramic undecorated body sherd, one ceramic undecorated mixed 
sherd, and one chipped stone scraper.
    Sometime prior to 1950, 29 cultural items were removed from sites 
SDI-35 and SDI-38 or W-291 and W-291A in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm 
J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted 
excavations in the vicinity Old Town. Subsequently, during the Inland 
Highway Bridge project, six burials were discovered by City Engineers 
in the area of these excavations. Based upon their relation to the 
notated burials, these 29 items are unassociated funerary objects. The 
human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. 
The 29 unassociated funerary objects are one projectile point, six 
ceramic undecorated body sherds, two ceramic undecorated rim sherds, 
one ceramic undecorated mixed sherd, two chipped stone unworked flakes, 
one utilized flake, one core tool, five manos, one groundstone--other, 
two ecofacts, four historic ceramics, two historic metals, and one 
historic glass.
    At a date most likely prior to 1950, 16 cultural items were removed 
from site W-313 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf 
of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity 
Oakzanita Peak. Pot sherds were notated as at one time containing a 
cremation. Based upon their relation to the notated evidence of a 
cremation, these 16 items are unassociated funerary objects. The human 
remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 
16 unassociated funerary objects are one ceramic undecorated rim sherd, 
one lot of ceramic decorated rim sherds, one lot of ceramic undecorated 
body sherds, three ceramic decorated body sherds, four additional 
ceramic pieces, two unmodified shells, two manos, one lot of chipped 
stone unworked flakes, and one ecofact.
    Based upon cultural resources archival research, geographic, 
ethnographic, and archeological information, and oral history, as well 
as consultation with the Kumeyaay Nation, these unassociated funerary 
objects have been culturally affiliated with the Kumeyaay.

Determinations Made by the San Diego Museum of Man

    Officials of the San Diego Museum of Man have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 165 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 Campo Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California (Barona Group of Capitan 
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; 
Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of 
the Viejas Reservation, California); Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay 
Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California 
(previously listed as the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Santa Ysabel Reservation); Inaja Band of Diegueno Indians of the 
Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta 
Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Indian Reservation, 
California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; 
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (hereafter referred to as ``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 claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Kara Vetter, Director of Cultural Resources, 
1350 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239-
2001 Ext. 44, email [email protected], by February 3, 2020. After 
that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of 
control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed.
    The San Diego Museum of Man is responsible for notifying The Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 22, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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