FR Doc 03-25536
[Federal Register: October 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
[Page 58136-58137]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: UCLA Fowler Museum 
of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los 
Angeles, CA, and California Department of Parks and Recreation, 
Sacramento, 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. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the UCLA Fowler 
Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los 
Angeles, CA, and in the control of the California Department of Parks 
and Recreation, Sacramento, CA, that meet the definition of 
``unassociated funerary objects'' under 25 U.S.C. 3001. The 
unassociated funerary objects were removed from Anza-Borrego Desert 
State Park, 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 within this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations within this notice.
    The 592 cultural items are 337 animal bones, 4 glass bottle 
fragments, 1 modified glass fragment, 6 unidentified glass fragments, 1 
burned clay fragment, 1 metal button, 1 cog stone, 1 bone scraper 
fragment, 44 stone flakes, 189 ceramic sherds and fragments, 2 shell 
fragments, 1 ceramic pipe fragment, and 4 projectile point fragments.
    In January and March of 1958, Dr. Clement Meighan, of the 
University of California, Los Angeles, and his students removed human 
remains and funerary objects from several sites in Anza-Borrego Desert 
State Park, San

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Diego County, CA, during a survey project supported by the California 
Department of Parks and Recreation. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects are described in a companion notice of inventory 
completion. The unassociated funerary objects were collected from two 
apparent cremation sites within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Dr. 
Meighan and his students collected 89 ceramic sherds and 24 stone 
flakes from site CA-SDI-443, also known as SF-74, and 335 heavily 
burned and 2 unburned animal bones, 100 ceramic sherds and fragments, 
20 stone flakes, 7 glass fragments, 4 projectile point fragments, 4 
glass bottle fragments, 2 shell fragments, 1 ceramic pipe fragment, 1 
bone scraper fragment, 1 burned clay fragment, 1 metal button, 1 cog 
stone, and 1 bone scraper from site CA-SDI-489.
    According to Dr. Clement Meighan in a 1959 article ``Archaeological 
Resources of Borrego Desert State Park,'' the two sites from which the 
cultural items were removed are located in an area formerly occupied by 
two Yuman groups, the Northern Digueno and the Kamia, both of which are 
ancestral to present-day Kumeyaay groups. Also according to Dr. 
Meighan, ``the sites seem to belong to the pottery-using period, which 
is to say since about 1000 A.D.'' Some sites in the area have been 
dated into the Historic period. A spokesman for the Kumeyaay Cultural 
Repatriation Committee also identified Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 
as within the traditional territory of the Kumeyaay. The artifacts are 
consistent with others documented as associated with the indigenous 
inhabitants of the area. The Kumeyaay Indians are represented by the 
present-day Indian tribes that are members of the Kumeyaay Cultural 
Repatriation Committee.
    Officials of the California Department of Parks and Recreation have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the cultural items 
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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual. Officials of the California Department of Parks 
and Recreation 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 unassociated 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; Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, 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 unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Paulette Hennum, NAGPRA Coordinator, Cultural Resources 
Division, California State Parks, P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 
94296-0001, telephone (916) 653-7976, before November 7, 2003. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Kumeyaay 
Cultural Repatriation Committee on behalf 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; Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, 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.
    The California Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible 
for notifying the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, 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; Cuyapaipe Community of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, 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 that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 6, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-25536 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]

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