[Federal Register: March 15, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, 
San Francisco, 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 San 
Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. The human remains were 
removed from Kern 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 San 
Francisco State University professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa 
Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe), and the Tubatulabals of Kern 
Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site (Ca-Ker-UNK (Lake 
Isabella)), in Kern County, CA. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains were found in a box labeled ``No Site No., Bones, 
Lake Isabella, Box 1 of 1,'' indicating removal from a Native American 
archeological site near Lake Isabella, which is located in Kern County, 
CA. In addition, the human remains were determined to be Native 
American because the mandibular dentition displayed significant 
attrition consistent with a prehistoric population. Native American 
origin was also indicated by the presence of red ochre on some of the 
skeletal elements. Based on ethnographic study and consultation with 
the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group, Lake Isabella is located in the historically documented 
territory of the Tubatulabal people. Based on consultation with the 
Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, 
and the Federally-recognized Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa 
Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe), the Tubatulabal people 
from the Lake Isabella area are intermarried with Yokuts in the Kern 
County area. Descendants of these Yokuts and Tubatulabals are members 
of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California (Tachi Yokut Tribe) and/or the Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, 
a non-Federally recognized Indian group.
    Officials of San Francisco State University have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of San Francisco State University also have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that there is a relationship 
of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
Native American human remains and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of 
the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe), and the 
Tubatulabals of Kern Valley, a non-federally recognized Indian group.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jeffrey 
Boland Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, San Francisco State University, 
Admin. 447, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 95132, telephone 
(415) 338-3075, before April 14, 2011. Repatriation of the human 
remains to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California (Tachi Yokut Tribe), may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the 
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa 
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Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe); 
Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Reservation 
of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Tubatulabals of Kern 
Valley, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: March 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-5877 Filed 3-14-11; 8:45 am]
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