Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 53344-53345 [2021-20914]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 184 / Monday, September 27, 2021 / Notices 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 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 History and Description of the Cultural Items On March 15, 2011, unassociated funerary objects from site CA–SAC–16 in Sacramento County, CA, were listed in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate published in the Federal Register (76 FR 14049–14050, March 15, 2011). Subsequently, these unassociated funerary objects were repatriated to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California. Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, 290 additional unassociated funerary objects were found in the Anthony Zallio collection. Zallio, a local amateur archeologist who collected in the area during the 1920– 30s, donated his collection to California State University, Sacramento. The 290 unassociated funerary objects are 269 shell beads, four shell ornaments, and 17 projectile points. Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, three additional unassociated funerary objects were found among the materials recovered during the 1953 Sacramento State College excavations directed by Dr. Richard Reeve. The three unassociated funerary objects are three shell beads. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:26 Sep 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, two additional unassociated funerary objects were found among the materials recovered during the 1960s American River College excavations directed by Charles Gebhardt. This collection was transferred from American River College to California State University Sacramento at an unknown date. The two unassociated funerary objects are one worked shell with ochre and one modified bone. Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, an additional 98 unassociated funerary objects were found among the materials recovered during the 1971 Sacramento State College excavations led by Ann Peak. The 98 unassociated funerary objects are 89 vertebrate remains, one shell bead, one invertebrate remain, one groundstone fragment, one thermally altered rock, one lot of charcoal, one obsidian projectile point, one modified bone, and two pieces of baked clay. Temporally diagnostic artifacts recovered from CA–SAC–16 indicate that the site was used from the Middle Horizon 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. Ethnohistoric and ethnographic sources indicate that the site was most likely historically occupied by Nisenanspeaking groups. In summary, officials of California State University, Sacramento reasonably believe that the ethnographic, historical, and geographical evidence indicates that the historic burials and cultural items recovered from Site CA–SAC–16 are most closely affiliated with contemporary descendants of the Nisenan and are more distantly related to neighboring groups, such as the Plains Miwok and Patwin. Determinations Made by California State University, Sacramento Officials of the California State University, Sacramento have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 393 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 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53345 identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Dianne Hyson, 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 unassociated funerary objects to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California may proceed. California State University, Sacramento is responsible for notifying the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California that this notice has been published. Dated: September 21, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: California State 
University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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

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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 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of the California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, 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

    On March 15, 2011, unassociated funerary objects from site CA-SAC-
16 in Sacramento County, CA, were listed in a Notice of Intent to 
Repatriate published in the Federal Register (76 FR 14049-14050, March 
15, 2011). Subsequently, these unassociated funerary objects were 
repatriated to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle 
Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California.
    Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, 
290 additional unassociated funerary objects were found in the Anthony 
Zallio collection. Zallio, a local amateur archeologist who collected 
in the area during the 1920-30s, donated his collection to California 
State University, Sacramento. The 290 unassociated funerary objects are 
269 shell beads, four shell ornaments, and 17 projectile points.
    Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, 
three additional unassociated funerary objects were found among the 
materials recovered during the 1953 Sacramento State College 
excavations directed by Dr. Richard Reeve. The three unassociated 
funerary objects are three shell beads.
    Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, 
two additional unassociated funerary objects were found among the 
materials recovered during the 1960s American River College excavations 
directed by Charles Gebhardt. This collection was transferred from 
American River College to California State University Sacramento at an 
unknown date. The two unassociated funerary objects are one worked 
shell with ochre and one modified bone.
    Following repatriation of the objects listed in the 2011 notice, an 
additional 98 unassociated funerary objects were found among the 
materials recovered during the 1971 Sacramento State College 
excavations led by Ann Peak. The 98 unassociated funerary objects are 
89 vertebrate remains, one shell bead, one invertebrate remain, one 
groundstone fragment, one thermally altered rock, one lot of charcoal, 
one obsidian projectile point, one modified bone, and two pieces of 
baked clay.
    Temporally diagnostic artifacts recovered from CA-SAC-16 indicate 
that the site was used from the Middle Horizon 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. Ethnohistoric and ethnographic sources indicate 
that the site was most likely historically occupied by Nisenan-speaking 
groups. In summary, officials of California State University, 
Sacramento reasonably believe that the ethnographic, historical, and 
geographical evidence indicates that the historic burials and cultural 
items recovered from Site CA-SAC-16 are most closely affiliated with 
contemporary descendants of the Nisenan and are more distantly related 
to neighboring groups, such as the Plains Miwok and Patwin.

Determinations Made by California State University, Sacramento

    Officials of the California State University, Sacramento have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 393 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 Shingle Springs Band of Miwok 
Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Dr. Dianne Hyson, 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 unassociated funerary objects to the Shingle Springs 
Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), 
California may proceed.
    California State University, Sacramento is responsible for 
notifying the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs 
Rancheria (Verona Tract), California that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 21, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-20914 Filed 9-24-21; 8:45 am]
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