Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California-Great Basin, Sacramento, CA, 55485-55486 [2020-19703]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make a boundary revision upon publication of notice in the Federal Register. The Committees have been notified of this boundary revision. This boundary revision and subsequent acquisition will ensure preservation and protection of the park’s scenic and historic resources. Gay Vietzke, Regional Director, Interior Region 1. [FR Doc. 2020–19708 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030757; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin (Reclamation Region 10), 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 Reclamation Region 10. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10—California—Great Basin, at jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 the address in this notice by October 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Melanie Ryan, NAGPRA Specialist/Physical Anthropologist, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin, CGB–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, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin, Sacramento, CA, and currently housed at the Department of Anthropology Museum, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Federal land in Napa County, CA managed by Reclamation Region 10. 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 Region 10 professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California (previously listed as Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California) conducted from 2017 to 2019. History and Description of the Remains In 1977, the human remains of, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Indian Hill Site (CA– NAP–433), located near the west shore of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Putah Bridge in Napa County, CA. In the 1950s, after the construction of Monticello Dam, the site was inundated with the infilling of Lake Berryessa. In 1976–77, the reservoir receded in response to severe drought, exposing the site. Reclamation responded by sponsoring salvage excavations by a University of California, Davis (UC Davis) field school under the direction of Professors Delbert L. True and Martin A. Baumhoff. In the fall of 1976, the field school completed a surface survey, PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55485 and in the summer of 1977, it conducted excavations. Approximately three cubic meters were excavated from eight units, each measuring 1 meter by 1 meter. All material was excavated in arbitrary, 10centimeter levels and passed through 1/ 8-inch mesh. The maximum depth of the units ranged from 10 to 80 centimeters, with an average depth of 38 centimeters. During the excavations, no burials were documented, but 37 pieces of disassociated human bone were recovered and recorded. Following excavation, all the recovered materials were sent to the Department of Anthropology Museum, UC Davis. In 1995, UC Davis completed a NAGPRA inventory and a Notice of Inventory Completion (NIC) for CA– NAP–433 NAGPRA collections and submitted them to the National Park Service. Subsequent lands research confirmed Reclamation’s ownership and control of the CA–NAP–433 collection. On June 18, 2014, Ms. Megon Noble, at UC Davis, contacted Reclamation Region 10 to inform them that she was consulting with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California, on a nonReclamation collection and had informed the tribe about the CA–NAP– 433 collection. Reclamation Region 10 initiated tribal consultation on the CA–NAP–433 collection in July 2017. In 2019, Reclamation Region 10 conducted a physical inventory of the CA–NAP–433 collection. In doing so, 156 human remains fragments were identified. The fragmentary remains included the 37 human skeletal fragments identified and recorded during the excavation of Units 8N/1E and 9N/1E, and an additional 119 human skeletal fragments from Units 8N–1E, 9N–1E, and 7N–E1, and ‘‘Sector G’’ that had been misidentified as faunal remains. No known individuals were identified. The 456 associated funerary objects are: 153 pieces of debitage, 145 culturally unmodified objects, 27 faunal bones, 26 organic samples, 24 flake tools, 23 bifaces, 15 cores, 13 handstones, six projectile points, five choppers, four formed flake tools, three modified stones, two awls, two cobble tools, two milling slabs, one hammerstone, one mortar, one modified faunal bone, one fire-cracked rock, one piece of miscellaneous ground stone, and one piece of ochre. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin have determined that: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 55486 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices • 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(3)(A), the 456 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 Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians (previously listed as Cortina Indian Rancheria and the Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California); and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California (previously listed as Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California) (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 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, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin, CGB–153, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978–5526, email emryan@usbr.gov, by October 8, 2020. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California—Great Basin, is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Dated: August 10, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–19703 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030738; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The American Museum of Natural History 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 American Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: 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 American Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by October 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769–5837, email nmurphy@amnh.org. 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 American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Fox Farm, Mays Lick vicinity, in Mason County, KY. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 American Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1895, human remains representing, at minimum, 187 individuals were removed from Fox Farm, near Mays Lick, in Mason County, KY. Harlan Ingersoll Smith, an archeologist at the American Museum of Natural History, collected these human remains as part of an expedition. These human remains and their associated funerary objects were accessioned into the Museum’s collection that same year. The human remains include 32 adult males; seven adults who may be male; 33 adult females; seven adults who may be female; 32 adults of indeterminate sex; three individuals whose age and sex are indeterminate; and 73 subadults. No known individuals were identified. The 188 associated funerary objects are 14 shell pendants (more than 90 pieces); one lot of pearl shell beads (30 pieces); seven lots of Marginella apicina shell beads (more than 168 pieces); three lots of cylindrical Marginella shell beads (more than 62 pieces); two lots of Olive shell beads (11 pieces); one lot of coal or shale spherical shell beads (14 pieces); 15 lots of cylindrical shell beads (more than 350 pieces); two spherical shell beads; 20 lots of shell beads (more than 500 pieces); one conch shell bead; six lots of Unio shells (11 pieces); three lots of olive shells (15); one lot of Busycon shells (three); one pearl shell; two conical sea shells; one lot of shell objects (four pieces); one worked shell; one shell; one large shell ornament (in more than 50 pieces); nine bone awls (one of which was made from a wild turkey tibia); two awl shaped shells; eight stone disks; five perforated shell disks; three stone pipe blanks; three stone pipes (one of which is incised with a figure of a man); 10 bone beads or tubes (one of which is incised); three coal or shale pieces; one lot of small E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California--Great Basin, 
Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 
Interior Region 10: California--Great Basin (Reclamation Region 10), 
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 Reclamation Region 10. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau 
of Reclamation, Interior Region 10--California--Great Basin, at the 
address in this notice by October 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Melanie Ryan, NAGPRA Specialist/Physical Anthropologist, 
Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California--Great Basin, 
CGB-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, Interior Region 10: California--
Great Basin, Sacramento, CA, and currently housed at the Department of 
Anthropology Museum, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Federal 
land in Napa County, CA managed by Reclamation Region 10.
    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 Region 10 professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, 
California (previously listed as Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun 
Indians of California) conducted from 2017 to 2019.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1977, the human remains of, at minimum, two individuals were 
removed from the Indian Hill Site (CA-NAP-433), located near the west 
shore of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Putah Bridge in Napa County, 
CA. In the 1950s, after the construction of Monticello Dam, the site 
was inundated with the infilling of Lake Berryessa. In 1976-77, the 
reservoir receded in response to severe drought, exposing the site. 
Reclamation responded by sponsoring salvage excavations by a University 
of California, Davis (UC Davis) field school under the direction of 
Professors Delbert L. True and Martin A. Baumhoff. In the fall of 1976, 
the field school completed a surface survey, and in the summer of 1977, 
it conducted excavations. Approximately three cubic meters were 
excavated from eight units, each measuring 1 meter by 1 meter. All 
material was excavated in arbitrary, 10-centimeter levels and passed 
through 1/8-inch mesh. The maximum depth of the units ranged from 10 to 
80 centimeters, with an average depth of 38 centimeters. During the 
excavations, no burials were documented, but 37 pieces of disassociated 
human bone were recovered and recorded. Following excavation, all the 
recovered materials were sent to the Department of Anthropology Museum, 
UC Davis.
    In 1995, UC Davis completed a NAGPRA inventory and a Notice of 
Inventory Completion (NIC) for CA-NAP-433 NAGPRA collections and 
submitted them to the National Park Service. Subsequent lands research 
confirmed Reclamation's ownership and control of the CA-NAP-433 
collection. On June 18, 2014, Ms. Megon Noble, at UC Davis, contacted 
Reclamation Region 10 to inform them that she was consulting with the 
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California, on a non-Reclamation collection 
and had informed the tribe about the CA-NAP-433 collection.
    Reclamation Region 10 initiated tribal consultation on the CA-NAP-
433 collection in July 2017. In 2019, Reclamation Region 10 conducted a 
physical inventory of the CA-NAP-433 collection. In doing so, 156 human 
remains fragments were identified. The fragmentary remains included the 
37 human skeletal fragments identified and recorded during the 
excavation of Units 8N/1E and 9N/1E, and an additional 119 human 
skeletal fragments from Units 8N-1E, 9N-1E, and 7N-E1, and ``Sector G'' 
that had been misidentified as faunal remains. No known individuals 
were identified. The 456 associated funerary objects are: 153 pieces of 
debitage, 145 culturally unmodified objects, 27 faunal bones, 26 
organic samples, 24 flake tools, 23 bifaces, 15 cores, 13 handstones, 
six projectile points, five choppers, four formed flake tools, three 
modified stones, two awls, two cobble tools, two milling slabs, one 
hammerstone, one mortar, one modified faunal bone, one fire-cracked 
rock, one piece of miscellaneous ground stone, and one piece of ochre.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California--Great Basin

    Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California--Great Basin have 
determined that:

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     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(3)(A), the 456 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 Cachil 
DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the 
Colusa Rancheria, California; Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians 
(previously listed as Cortina Indian Rancheria and the Cortina Indian 
Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California); and the Yocha Dehe Wintun 
Nation, California (previously listed as Rumsey Indian Rancheria of 
Wintun Indians of California) (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 
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, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California--
Great Basin, CGB-153, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone 
(916) 978-5526, email [email protected], by October 8, 2020. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 
Interior Region 10: California--Great Basin, is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 10, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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