FR Doc 04-22829
[Federal Register: October 12, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 196)]
[Notices]               
[Page 60654-60655]
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: U.S. Department of Defense, Army 
Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Sacramento, CA, and UCLA 
Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps 
of Engineers, Sacramento District, Sacramento, CA (Federal agency that 
has control of the cultural items), and UCLA Fowler Museum, University 
of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (museum that has physical 
custody of the cultural items), determined that the physical remains of 
six individuals of Native American ancestry and five associated 
funerary objects in the Federal agency's collections, described below 
in Information about cultural items, are culturally affiliated with the 
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa 
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as 
Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, California); Table Mountain 
Rancheria of California; and Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River 
Reservation, California and have a cultural relationship with the 
Tinoqui-Chalola Council of Kitanemuk and Yowlumne Tejon Indians and the 
Wukchumni Tribe of Yokut Indians (nonfederally recognized Indian 
groups).
    The National Park Service publishes this notice on behalf of the 
Federal agency as part of the National Park Service's administrative 
responsibilities under NAGPRA. The Federal agency is solely responsible 
for information and determinations stated in this notice. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the Federal agency's 
determinations.
    Information about NAGPRA is available online at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nagpra
.


DATES: Repatriation of the cultural items to the Santa Rosa Indian 
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as Santa 
Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, California) may proceed after 
November 12, 2004, if no additional claimants come forward. 
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the cultural items should contact the 
Federal agency before November 12, 2004.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority. 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. and 43 CFR Part 10.
    Contact. Contact Richard M. Perry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Sacramento District, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone 
(916) 557-5218, regarding determinations stated in this notice or to 
claim the cultural items described in this notice.
    Consultation. The Federal agency identified the cultural items and 
the cultural affiliation of the cultural items in consultation with 
museum officials and representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono 
Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; 
Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California 
(also known as Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe, California); 
Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tinoqui-Chalola Council of 
Kitanemuk and Yowlumne Tejon Indians (a nonfederally recognized Indian 
group); Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, 
California; and Wukchumni Tribe of Yokut Indians (a nonfederally 
recognized Indian group).
    Information about cultural items. In 1958, David Pendergast and 
Clement Meighan of the University of California, Los Angeles, under 
joint contract with the National Park Service, removed human remains 
representing a minimum of six individuals from the Greasy Creek site 
(CA-TUL-1), Tulare County, CA. At the time of removal, the site was on 
private land.
    The site was excavated prior to the construction of the Terminus 
Dam by

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the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Human remains representing two 
individuals were recovered from burials, while human remains 
representing as many as four individuals were recovered from midden 
contexts. No known individuals were identified. The five associated 
funerary objects are three animal bones, one tubular bone bead, and one 
lithic fragment.
    Burial contexts identify the human remains removed from the Greasy 
Creek site as Native American. According to the cultural resource 
specialist from the Santa Rosa Rancheria, the site is located within 
the traditional territory of the Yokut Indians. The associated funerary 
objects are consistent with Native American burial goods found in the 
area. Based on site location, the upper levels of the site may be 
identified with the Wukchumni Yokuts historic site of 
[ccaron]oi[scaron]i [scaron]yu (``dog place''). Materials from the 
upper levels of the site are generally comparable to materials from the 
nearby village of Slick Rock, which dates to the period prior to 
contact.
    Determinations. Under 25 U.S.C. 3003, Federal agency officials 
determined that the human remains represent the physical remains of six 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Federal agency officials 
determined that the five objects 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. Federal agency officials 
determined that the human remains and associated funerary objects are 
culturally affiliated or have a cultural relationship with the Indian 
tribes and groups listed above in Summary.
    Notification. The Federal agency is responsible for sending copies 
of this notice to the consulted Indian tribes and groups listed above 
in Consultation.

    Dated: August 3, 2004.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 04-22829 Filed 10-8-04; 8:45 am]

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