FR Doc 03-25538
[Federal Register: October 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
[Page 58137-58138]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, 
Riverside, Riverside, CA, and U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau 
of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 in the possession of the 
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, and in the control 
of the U.S Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
Washington, DC. The human remains were removed from the Agua Caliente 
Indian Reservation, Riverside County, CA.
    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 within this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum,

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institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American 
human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
University of California, Riverside professional staff in consultation 
with the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee, representing the 
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian 
Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of 
the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California; Cahuilla Band of 
Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes 
Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, 
California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo 
Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of 
the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres-Martinez Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of California.
    In 1971, human remains representing one individual were removed 
from site CA-RIV-513, located on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, 
Riverside County, CA. Excavations at site CA-RIV-513 were conducted by 
the University of California, Riverside at the request of the tribal 
council of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua 
Caliente Indian Reservation, California. The human remains consist of a 
single cranial fragment. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. Site CA-RIV-513 contains 
abundant ceramic artifacts throughout its depth. No preceramic deposits 
were encountered during the excavation. The human remains are believed 
to have been buried during the Late Prehistoric period (A.D. 1550 to 
1770). Archeological evidence indicates that site CA-RIV-513 was used 
by the Pass Division of the Cahuilla tribe, represented today by the 
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente 
Reservation, California.
    Officials of the University of California, Riverside and the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-
10), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 
one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University 
of California, Riverside and the Bureau of Indian Affairs also have 
determined that, 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 Agua Caliente Band of 
Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Philip 
J. Wilke, Department of Anthropology, 1334 Watkins Hall, University of 
California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521-0418, telephone (909) 787-
5524, before November 7, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente 
Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The University of California, Riverside is responsible for 
notifying the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee and its 
constituent members, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the 
Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; 
Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, 
California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla 
Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians 
of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or 
Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and 
Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 26, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.

[FR Doc. 03-25538 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]

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