FR Doc E6-8446
[Federal Register: June 1, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 105)]
[Notices]               
[Page 31204]
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: Department of Anthropology Museum 
at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

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 
Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, 
Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains were removed from Santa Barbara 
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 in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, 
Davis professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez 
Reservation, California.
    In 1928, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from an unknown location on Santa Rosa Island, Santa 
Barbara County, CA, by Mrs. W. Newhall. Mrs. Newhall donated the human 
remains to the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis prior to 1965. The human remains were found during a 
search of museum holdings in 1992 and formally accessioned that same 
year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The antiquity of the remains is unknown. Archeological evidence 
indicates that the earliest identifiable inhabitants of Santa Rosa 
Island are affiliated with the Chumash. Based on geographical location 
the human remains are culturally affiliated with descendants of the 
Chumash. The present-day descendants of the Chumash are the Santa Ynez 
Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, 
California.
    Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the 
University of California, Davis have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis 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 
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez 
Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact 
Elizabeth Guerra, Department of Anthropology Museum, 330 Young Hall, 
One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, 
telephone (530) 754-6280, before July 3, 2006. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the 
Santa Ynez Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of 
Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 3, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-8446 Filed 5-31-06; 8:45 am]

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