[Federal Register: December 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 247)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Department of
Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9, of
the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary
objects in the possession of the Department of Anthropology, San
Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University professional
staff in consultation with representatives of the Central Valley and
Mountain Reinterment Association on behalf of Santa Rosa Indian
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one individual
were recovered from CA-MAD-UNK, a site located in Madera, CA.
Collections documentation indicates that the human remains were
recovered by Mr. Pat O'Rourke of the Madera Tribune newspaper and were
sent by him to San Francisco State University for curation at an
unknown date. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    This individual is identified as Native American based on
geographic, historical, and oral history evidence. The site is located
in the historic territory of the Northern Valley Yokuts Indians,
occupied by them at the time of Euro-American contact. Oral history
evidence presented during consultation indicates that there is an
association between the Yokuts and the present-day Santa Rosa Indian
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    In 1968, human remains representing six individuals were recovered
from CA-MER-66, located in Dos Palos, CA. Collections documentation
indicates that the remains were recovered during archeological
excavations conducted by San Francisco State University. No known
individuals were identified. The 124 associated funerary objects are
charm stones, haliotis pendants, bird bone ornaments, bone tools,
olivella beads, and tivela beads.
    These individuals are identified as Native American based on
geographic, archeological, and oral history evidence. The site is
located in the historic territory of the Northern Valley Yokuts
Indians, occupied by them at the time of Euro-American contact. The
artifact assemblage is consistent with the Yokuts culture. Oral history
evidence presented during consultation indicates that there is an
association between the Yokuts and the present-day Santa Rosa Indian
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    Around 1962, human remains representing a minimum of two
individuals were recovered from CA-STA-133, a site located near
Patterson, CA. Collections documentation indicates that the site was
recorded in 1962 by Leonard Foote and that the remains were recovered
during archeological survey and excavations conducted by students at
San Francisco State University. No known individuals were identified.
No associated funerary objects are present.
    These individuals are identified as Native American based on
geographic and oral history evidence. The site is located in the
historic territory of the Northern Valley Yokuts Indians, occupied by
them at the time of Euro-American contact. Oral history evidence
presented during consultation indicates that there is an association
between the Yokuts and the present-day Santa Rosa Indian Community of
the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains
listed above represent the physical remains of nine individuals of
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department of Anthropology,
San Francisco State University also have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 124 objects listed 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.
Lastly, officials of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco
State University have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e),
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and associated
funerary objects and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa
Rancheria, California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Central Valley and
Mountain Reinterment Association and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of
the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains and associated funerary objects should

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contact Jeff Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology,
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA
94132, telephone (415) 338-2046, before January 22, 2001. Repatriation
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Central
Valley and Mountain Reinterment Association on behalf of the Santa Rosa
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: December 14, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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