[Federal Register: May 23, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 100)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the San Diego Archaeological
Center, San Diego, CA which meet the definition of ``unassociated
funerary object'' under Section 2 of the Act.
    The 11 cultural items are projectile points and four bags of loose
beads.

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    In 1973, the Santee Greens site (CA Sdi 5699) was excavated prior
to residential development by Archaeological Consulting Technology,
Inc. (ACT) under contract with Time for Living, Inc. ACT stored these
cultural items until 1998, when collections including these cultural
items were donated to the San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego,
CA. The human remains recovered with these cultural items were
repatriated to the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of
the Cuyapaipe Reservation in 1973.
    Based on geographic location and archeological evidence, the Santee
Greens site has been identified as a Kumeyaay village site dating to
the Late Archaic period (c. 760-1030 A.D.). Based on site information,
excavation records, and manner of interment, these cultural items have
been identified as unassociated funerary objects. Archeological
literature and continuity of occupation indicates cultural affiliation
with the Kumeyaay tribes.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the San
Diego Archaeological Center have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2(d)(2)(ii), these 11 cultural items 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 and are believed, by a
preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific
burial site of an Native American individual. Officials of the San
Diego Archaeological Center have also determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2(e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can
be reasonably traced between these items and the Campo Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the
Viejas Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians
of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the
Jamul Indian Village, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee, the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of
Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village,
the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these objects should
contact Yvonne Lever, San Diego Archaeological Center, 334 Eleventh
Ave., San Diego, CA 92101; telephone: (619) 239-1868 before June 22,
2000. Repatriation of these objects to the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee on behalf of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band
of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village,
the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: May 8, 2000.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-12850 Filed 5-22-00; 8:45 am]
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