[Federal Register: March 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 54)]
[Notices]
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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 Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    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 and associated funerary
objects was made by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Barona
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona
Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California; Inaja Band of
Diegueno Mission 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 Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; Sycuan
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Viejas (Baron
Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, California.
    In 1917, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Mrs. Samuel K.
Lothrop. Museum records indicate that these remains were collected in
1916 by Rachel Lothrop from an unknown site in La Jolla, CA. The manner
of interment indicates that the individual was Native American. No
known individual was identified. The five associated funerary objects
are an iron horse and four sherds of indigenous pottery.
    The site is described as consisting of small midden deposits no
more than 4 feet in depth. The human remains are recorded as having
been found in the ``west trench, 3 feet below the surface.'' The
objects found in association with the remains include a small iron
horse, apparently part of a toy, and fragments of indigenous pottery,
and indicate an historic date for the burial. A piece of Mexican
Polychrome pottery, which dates from the late 16th to the late 19th
century, was found on the surface of the site and provides additional
evidence of an historic date. Native American pottery and other
artifacts from the site are consistent with late prehistoric and early
historic Ipai Diegueno material culture.
    Geographical, archeological, and consultation evidence indicate
that the individual is Native American and that there is a shared group
identity between the human remains and associated funerary objects from
this La Jolla site and the historic Ipai-speaking peoples. The Ipai
Diegueno are represented by the present-day Barona Group of Capitan
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California;
Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation,
California; Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission
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 Reservation,
California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California;
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel
Reservation, California;

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Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Viejas
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the
Viejas Reservation, California.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above are reasonably
believed to be the physical remains of one individual of Native
American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the five 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
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band
of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California;
Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe
Reservation, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission 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 Reservation, California;
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa
Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel
Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California; and the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of
Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Barona Group of
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation,
California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian
Reservation, California; Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, California; Inaja Band of
Diegueno Mission 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 Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; Sycuan
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Viejas (Baron
Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
and associated funerary objects should contact Barbara Isaac,
Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 495-2254,
before April 19, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission
Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Cuyapaipe
Community of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation,
California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission 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 Reservation, California; San Pasqual
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California;
Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Viejas
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the
Viejas Reservation, California may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 28, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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