FR Doc E8-30896[Federal Register: December 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 250)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, Sacramento, CA and 
University of California, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural 
History, Los Angeles, 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 control of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, California State 
Office, Sacramento, CA, and in the possession of the University of 
California, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los 
Angeles, CA. The human remains were removed from Inyo 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 
University of California, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural 
History professional staff with the Bureau of Land Management 
consulting with representatives of the Big Pine Band of Owens Valley 
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Death 
Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, 
California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the 
Bishop Colony, California; and Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine 
Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California.
    In 1950-1951, fragmentary human remains representing a minimum of 
one individual were removed from Dry Lake Cave (site CA-INY-1898) in 
Inyo County, CA, during permitted excavations by the University of 
California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The age of the site is prehistoric. Archeological evidence and oral 
tradition of tribal representatives identify the Dry Lake Cave area as 
located within the traditional territory of the Big Pine Band of Owens 
Valley Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; 
Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Fort Independence 
Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop 
Community of the Bishop Colony, California; and Paiute-Shoshone Indians 
of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California.
    Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, California State Office 
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 Bureau of Land 
Management, California State Office 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 Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the 
Big Pine Reservation, California; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band 
of California; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of 
the Fort Independence Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians 
of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California; and Paiute-
Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine 
Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
Stephanie Damadio, Bureau of Land Management, 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978-4650, before January 29, 
2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Big Pine Band of Owens 
Valley Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; 
Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Fort Independence 
Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence 
Reservation, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop 
Community of the Bishop Colony, California; and Paiute-Shoshone Indians 
of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Land Management, California State Office is 
responsibe for notifying the Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute-
Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Death Valley 
Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Fort Independence Indian 
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, 
California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the 
Bishop Colony, California; and Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine 
Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: November 24, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-30896 Filed 12-29-08; 8:45 am]

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