FR Doc 2010-10366[Federal Register: May 4, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 85)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

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 possession and 
control of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI. The human remains were 
removed from Brooks Island, Contra Costa 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 Bishop 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California 
(Tachi Yokut Tribe).
    On February 8, 1958, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Brooks Island, in San Pablo Bay, Contra 
Costa County, CA, most likely by A.C. Ziegler. The circumstances of the 
removal from Brooks Island are not known, but the remains were included 
in Dr. Ziegler's personal collections donated to the Bishop Museum 
after his death. The remains were housed in a box labeled "Homo 
Sapiens (infant)/sex?/Brooks

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Island, 5 ft, contra Costa County, California/picked up Feb 9, 1958/
part skeleton only/1016 A.C. Ziegler." No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains were listed on the National Park Service 
Culturally Unidentified Inventory database, and Bishop Museum received 
information from the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa 
Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe) establishing their cultural 
affiliation to the remains through their historic and geographical 
connection to the Contra Costa County area.
    Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Bishop Museum 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 Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 
California (Tachi Yokut Tribe).
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Betty 
Lou Kam, Vice-President, Cultural Resources, Bishop Museum, 1525 
Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 848-4144, before June 
3, 2010. 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.
    The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying the Santa Rosa 
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut 
Tribe) that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 6, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-10366 Filed 5-3-10; 8:45 am]
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