FR Doc E9-12259[Federal Register: May 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 100)]
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[Page 25278-25279]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: California State Department of 
Transportation, Sacramento, CA and San Diego State University, San 
Diego, 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 and associated funerary 
objects in the control of the California State Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans), Sacramento, CA, and in the possession of the 
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from San Diego 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 San Diego 
State University professional staff on behalf of Caltrans and in 
consultation with representatives of the Barona Group of Capitan Grande 
Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, 
California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Inaja 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, 
California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, 
California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita 
Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; Sycuan 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Viejas (Baron Long) 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California; and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation 
Committee, which is composed of the authorized NAGPRA representatives 
of the aforementioned Indian tribes.
    Between 1967 and 1971, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were recovered from the Cottonwood Creek site (SDSU-0390, 
SDI-777) on private land in the vicinity of Cottonwood Valley, San 
Diego County, CA, during excavations conducted by the University of 
California, Los Angeles. No known individual was identified. The 57 
associated funerary objects are 1 chipped stone flake, 1 pottery sherd, 
and 55 faunal remains.
    Human remains and associated funerary objects from the Cottonwood 
Creek site (SDSU-0390, SDI-777) were previously reported in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (65 FR 63622-
63624, October 24, 2000), and subsequently repatriated. An additional 
review of the museum collections resulted in the identification of an 
additional individual and 57 associated funerary objects from the 
Cottonwood Creek site.

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    Based on site location, ethnographic information, continuity of 
occupation, and consultation evidence, this individual has been 
identified as Kumeyaay. The Kumeyaay Indians are represented today by 
the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay 
Indians, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta 
Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; 
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa 
Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel 
Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
California; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of 
Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California.
    Officials of Caltrans and San Diego State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of a minimum of one 
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of Caltrans and San 
Diego State University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001 (3)(A), the 57 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 Caltrans and San Diego State University 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 Barona Group of 
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, 
California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian 
Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and 
Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La 
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; 
Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and Viejas 
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Viejas Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the associated funerary objects should 
contact Lynn H. Gamble, Director, Collections Management Program, San 
Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4443, 
telephone (619) 594-2305, before June 26, 2009. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Kumeyaay Cultural 
Repatriation Committee, on behalf of the Federally-recognized Barona 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona 
Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and 
Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La 
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; 
Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and Viejas 
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Viejas Reservation, California, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    San Diego State University is responsible for notifying the Barona 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona 
Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and 
Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La 
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian 
Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; 
Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Viejas (Baron 
Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California; and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation 
Committee, which is composed of the authorized NAGPRA representatives 
of the aforementioned Indian tribes, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: April 15, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-12259 Filed 5-26-09; 8:45 am]

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