FR Doc E8-3448[Federal Register: February 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 37)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

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 and associated funerary 
objects in the control of Oregon State University Department of 
Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Squaw Valley, Placer or Plumas 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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & 
California (Carson Colony, Dresslerville Colony, Woodfords Community, 
Stewart Community, & Washoe Ranches).
    On October 23, 1964, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from a cave in Squaw Valley, Plumas or Placer 
County, CA, by an individual identified in museum records simply as 
"Johnson." The date and circumstances of accession by Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology are unknown. No known individual 
was identified. The four associated funerary objects are three basalt 
projectile points and one mustard chert projectile point.
    The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California occupied the Squaw Valley 
area, including Placer and Plumas Counties, CA, as part of their 
traditional territory. They traditionally carried out funerary 
practices that included placing projectile points of basalt and mustard 
chert with the deceased at the time of interment.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
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 Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the four objects described 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 Oregon State University Department 
of Anthropology 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 associated 
funerary objects and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. David McMurray, Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, 238 Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, 
telephone (541) 737-4515, before March 26, 2008. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Washoe Tribe of 
Nevada & California may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Cold 
Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Fort McDermitt Paiute 
and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada 
and Oregon; Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California; 
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; 
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; 
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Table Mountain Rancheria of 
California; United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of 
California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, 
Nevada; Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California; and Yerington Paiute Tribe 
of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: January 24, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-3448 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]

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