Notice of Inventory Completion: California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 53343-53344 [2021-20913]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 184 / Monday, September 27, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Band of Luiseno Indians, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California [previously listed as TorresMartinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California]; and the TwentyNine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California were invited to consult but did not participate. Hereafter, all the above listed Indian Tribes are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown site most likely located in San Bernardino County, CA. The human remains were acquired by the University of South Florida by way of a donation from the St. Petersburg (Florida) Museum of History, but neither institution has a record of when the human remains were transferred. Records indicate that the human remains were donated to the St. Petersburg Museum of History by Cyrus Belden on January 15, 1966. The human remains are accompanied by a label reading ‘‘Skull of Cahuilla Tribe IndianMorongo Valley California-Tribe now in Palm Canyon, California, G-Cyrus Belden, 1966.’’ A second label reads ‘‘Indian skull from Cahuilla Tribe Morongo Valley and Calif. Now in Palm Canyon Donated by Cyrus Belden St. Petersburg, Fla., and Morongo Valley, Calif 193[?]’’. The human remains consist of a single cranium lacking the mandible and teeth in the maxilla. Cranial measurements indicate the individual was male. Comparison of the cranial measurements to modern populations using the FORDISC program returned only a broad affiliation of Native American. Comparison with a standard database of older Native American samples identified as Eskimo, Arikara, Peruvian, and Californian (tied to Native populations of the Channel Islands area), showed that the cranium was most similar to the California group. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. An obituary for ‘‘Cyrus L. (Cy) Belden’’ published in local newspapers in 1974 identifies him as a native of New Jersey and a former resident of St. Petersburg, Florida. Belden was apparently residing in Hudson, New Jersey, in 1942, when he filled out a World War II draft registration card. However, his address on the draft card was marked through, and a handwritten entry updated it to one in Monterey Park, California. Newspaper entries, voter registration records, and city directories place Belden in Long Beach, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Sep 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 California, at various dates between 1944 and 1958. He appears to have moved to Florida by 1965. Belden lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, before moving to Tampa three years before his death. Based on geographical, archeological, oral traditional, and historical lines of evidence, as well as expert opinion, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California [previously listed as Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation] (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’) are culturally affiliated with the human remains. Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida Officials of the Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and The Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Avenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620–8100, telephone (813) 549–9742, email tpluckhahn@ usf.edu, by October 27, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: September 21, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–20912 Filed 9–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53343 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032655; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The California State University, Sacramento has completed an inventory of 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 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the California State University, Sacramento. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the California State University, Sacramento at the address in this notice by October 27, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dianne Hyson, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819, telephone (916) 278–6504, email dhyson@csus.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 associated funerary objects under the control of the California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA. The associated funerary objects were removed from CA–SAC–16 (also known as the Bennett Mound, Willey Mound, or Mound Ranch) in Sacramento County, CA. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 53344 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 184 / Monday, September 27, 2021 / Notices 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Consultation A detailed assessment of the associated funerary objects was made by the California State University, Sacramento professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians [previously listed as Cortina Indian Rancheria]; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and two non-federally recognized Indian groups, the Miwok Tribe of El Dorado Rancheria and the Nashville-Eldorado Rancheria. The Wilton Rancheria, California and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California [previously listed as Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California] were invited to consult but did not participate. Hereafter, all the above entities are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups.’’ History and Description of the Associated Funerary Objects On March 15, 2011, human remains and associated funerary objects from site CA–SAC–16 in Sacramento County, CA, were listed in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (76 FR 14052–14054, March 15, 2011). Subsequently, these human remains and objects were repatriated to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California. Following repatriation, 428 additional funerary objects associated with the previously repatriated human remains were found in the collections of California State University, Sacramento. They include 425 associated funerary objects from the 1971 Sacramento State College excavation led by Ann Peak and three associated funerary objects from the 1960s American River College excavations directed by Charles Gebhardt (which had been transferred from American River College to California State University Sacramento). The 425 funerary objects from the 1971 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Sep 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 excavation are one lot of ash, 11 pieces of baked clay, two shell beads, four lots of charcoal, two pieces of debitage, one edge modified flake, one groundstone fragment, nine invertebrate remains, two pieces of historic metal, two shell ornaments, one unmodified stone, 17 thermally altered rocks, two bird bone tubes, and 370 faunal remains. The three funerary objects from the 1960s excavations are two shell beads and one animal bone. Temporally diagnostic artifacts recovered from CA–SAC–16 indicate that the site was used from the Middle Horizon up until the early Historic Period. Linguistic evidence suggests that ancestral-Penutian speaking groups related to modern day Miwok, Nisenan, and Patwin groups occupied the region during the Middle (550 B.C.—A.D. 1100) and Late (A.D. 1100—Historic) Horizons, while ethnohistoric and ethnographic sources indicate that the site was most likely historically occupied by Nisenan-speaking groups. Consequently, officials of California State University, Sacramento reasonably believe that the ethnographic, historical, and geographical evidence indicates that the burials and cultural items recovered from Site CA–SAC–16 are most closely affiliated with contemporary descendants of the Nisenan, and have more distant ties to neighboring groups, such as the Plains Miwok and Patwin. Determinations Made by the California State University, Sacramento Officials of the California State University, Sacramento have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 428 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 associated funerary objects and the Buena Vista Rancheria of MeWuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and the Wilton Rancheria, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Dianne Hyson, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, telephone (916) 278–6504, email dhyson@csus.edu, by October 27, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. If joined to a request from one or more of The Tribes, the following non-federally recognized Indian groups may also receive transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects: The Miwok Tribe of El Dorado Rancheria and the Nashville-Eldorado Rancheria. The California State University, Sacramento is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups that this notice has been published. Dated: September 21, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–20913 Filed 9–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032656; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: California State University, Sacramento 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 California State University, Sacramento. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 184 (Monday, September 27, 2021)]
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Notice of Inventory Completion: California State University, 
Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The California State University, Sacramento has completed an 
inventory of 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 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 associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request to the California State 
University, Sacramento. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the 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 associated funerary objects should 
submit a written request with information in support of the request to 
the California State University, Sacramento at the address in this 
notice by October 27, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dianne Hyson, Dean of the College 
of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State 
University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819, telephone 
(916) 278-6504, 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 associated funerary 
objects under the control of the California State University, 
Sacramento, Sacramento, CA. The associated funerary objects were 
removed from CA-SAC-16 (also known as the Bennett Mound, Willey Mound, 
or Mound Ranch) in Sacramento County, CA.

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    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 associated funerary objects was made 
by the California State University, Sacramento professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-
Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; 
Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians [previously listed as Cortina 
Indian Rancheria]; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle 
Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian 
Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California; and two non-federally 
recognized Indian groups, the Miwok Tribe of El Dorado Rancheria and 
the Nashville-Eldorado Rancheria. The Wilton Rancheria, California and 
the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, California [previously listed as Rumsey 
Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California] were invited to 
consult but did not participate. Hereafter, all the above entities are 
referred to as ``The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups.''

History and Description of the Associated Funerary Objects

    On March 15, 2011, human remains and associated funerary objects 
from site CA-SAC-16 in Sacramento County, CA, were listed in a Notice 
of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (76 FR 14052-
14054, March 15, 2011). Subsequently, these human remains and objects 
were repatriated to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle 
Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California. Following repatriation, 
428 additional funerary objects associated with the previously 
repatriated human remains were found in the collections of California 
State University, Sacramento. They include 425 associated funerary 
objects from the 1971 Sacramento State College excavation led by Ann 
Peak and three associated funerary objects from the 1960s American 
River College excavations directed by Charles Gebhardt (which had been 
transferred from American River College to California State University 
Sacramento). The 425 funerary objects from the 1971 excavation are one 
lot of ash, 11 pieces of baked clay, two shell beads, four lots of 
charcoal, two pieces of debitage, one edge modified flake, one 
groundstone fragment, nine invertebrate remains, two pieces of historic 
metal, two shell ornaments, one unmodified stone, 17 thermally altered 
rocks, two bird bone tubes, and 370 faunal remains. The three funerary 
objects from the 1960s excavations are two shell beads and one animal 
bone.
    Temporally diagnostic artifacts recovered from CA-SAC-16 indicate 
that the site was used from the Middle Horizon up until the early 
Historic Period. Linguistic evidence suggests that ancestral-Penutian 
speaking groups related to modern day Miwok, Nisenan, and Patwin groups 
occupied the region during the Middle (550 B.C.--A.D. 1100) and Late 
(A.D. 1100--Historic) Horizons, while ethnohistoric and ethnographic 
sources indicate that the site was most likely historically occupied by 
Nisenan-speaking groups. Consequently, officials of California State 
University, Sacramento reasonably believe that the ethnographic, 
historical, and geographical evidence indicates that the burials and 
cultural items recovered from Site CA-SAC-16 are most closely 
affiliated with contemporary descendants of the Nisenan, and have more 
distant ties to neighboring groups, such as the Plains Miwok and 
Patwin.

Determinations Made by the California State University, Sacramento

    Officials of the California State University, Sacramento have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 428 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 
associated funerary objects and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk 
Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; 
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria 
(Verona Tract), California; United Auburn Indian Community of the 
Auburn Rancheria of California; and the Wilton Rancheria, 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 associated funerary objects should 
submit a written request with information in support of the request to 
Dr. Dianne Hyson, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and 
Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, telephone (916) 278-6504, email 
[email protected], by October 27, 2021. After that date, if no additional 
requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the associated 
funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. If joined to a request from 
one or more of The Tribes, the following non-federally recognized 
Indian groups may also receive transfer of control of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects: The Miwok Tribe of El Dorado Rancheria 
and the Nashville-Eldorado Rancheria.
    The California State University, Sacramento is responsible for 
notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: September 21, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-20913 Filed 9-24-21; 8:45 am]
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