FR Doc E9-16017[Federal Register: July 7, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 128)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology Museum 
at the University of California, Davis, Davis, 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 possession of the Department of Anthropology Museum at 
the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Lake 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 Department 
of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cachil 
DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the 
Colusa Rancheria, California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun 
Indians of California; and Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of 
California.
    In 1971-1973, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from CA-LAK-152 in Lake County, CA. 
Accompanying records indicate that the human remains were recovered by 
the Foundation for Archaeological Research during archeological 
excavations related to the construction of Indian Valley Reservoir by 
the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. In 2006, 
the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District donated 
the Indian Valley archeological collection to the Department of 
Anthropology Museum at the University of California at Davis. No known 
individual was identified. The 71 associated funerary objects are 11 
clamshell disk beads, 59 Olivella lipped and full lipped beads and bead 
fragments, and 1 obsidian biface.
    Based on burial context and site characteristics, the human remains 
described above from Lake County are determined to be Native American 
in origin. The presence of clamshell disk beads with the burial 
indicates that it dates to Phase 2 of the Late Period (approximately 
A.D. 1500-1790). Linguistic evidence indicates that the Patwin 
(Southern Wintun) moved southward from the vicinity of the California-
Oregon border into the Sacramento Valley sometime around A.D. 0, and 
then spread into the surrounding foothills sometime before the 
beginning of Phase 2 of the Late Period. The archeological assemblage 
from CA-LAK-152 also indicates an occupation that is consistent with 
the ethnographic Patwin. Based on geographical location and age of the 
associated funerary objects, the human remains and associated funerary 
objects are culturally affiliated with descendants of the Patwin.
    In 1971-1973, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from CA-LAK-153 in Lake County, CA. 
Accompanying records indicate that the human remains were recovered by 
the Foundation for Archaeological Research during archeological 
excavations related to the construction of Indian Valley Reservoir by 
the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. In 2006, 
the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District donated 
the Indian Valley archeological collection to the Department of 
Anthropology Museum at the University of California at Davis. No known 
individual was identified. The 348 associated funerary objects are 39 
clam

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shell disk beads and bead fragments, 302 historic glass beads and bead 
fragments, 1 bone bead fragment, 1 possible stone bead fragment, and 5 
pieces of incised bone that may be from a whistle or ear tube.
    Based on burial context and site characteristics, the human remains 
described above from Lake County are determined to be Native American 
in origin. Accompanying field reports indicate this site may be the 
Patwin village of Loli recorded by Kroeber (1932:263). The presence of 
historic items indicates that the burial from CA-LAK-153 dates to the 
Historic Period (after A.D. 1790). Linguistic evidence indicates that 
the Patwin (Southern Wintun) moved southward from the vicinity of the 
California-Oregon border into the Sacramento Valley sometime around 
A.D. 0, and then spread into the surrounding foothills sometime before 
the beginning of Phase 2 of the Late Period. The archeological 
assemblages from CA-LAK-152 and CA-LAK-153 also indicate an occupation 
that is consistent with the ethnographic Patwin. Based on geographical 
location and age of the associated funerary objects, the human remains 
and associated funerary objects are culturally affiliated with 
descendants of the Patwin. Descendants of the Patwin are members of the 
Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of 
the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun 
Indians of California; and Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of 
California.
    Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the 
University of California, Davis have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(3)(A), the 419 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 Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, 
Davis 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 Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian 
Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cortina Indian Rancheria 
of Wintun Indians of California; and Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun 
Indians of California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Elizabeth Guerra, Department of Anthropology 
Museum, 330 Young Hall, One Shields Avenue, University of California, 
Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 754-6280, before August 6, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community 
of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun 
Indians of California; and Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of 
California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of 
California, Davis is responsible for notifying the Cachil DeHe Band of 
Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, 
California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California; 
and Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: June 15, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-16017 Filed 7-6-09; 8:45 am]

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