Federal  Register /  Vol. 57, No.  232 /  Wednesday, December  2, 1992 /
   Notices                                                            57074

   Notice of Completion of  Inventory of Native American Human  Remains and
   Associated  Funerary  Objects held  by  Lassen  Volcanic National  Park,
   Mineral, CA 96063.

   AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.

   ACTION:   Notice.

   Notice  is  hereby given  in accordance  with  provisions of  the Native
   American Graves Protection  and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C.  3003(d), of
   the  completion  of the  inventory  of human  remains    held by  Lassen
   Volcanic  National   Park,  Mineral,  CA  96063.     Representatives  of
   culturally affiliated Indian tribes are  advised that the human  remains
   held by Lassen Volcanic National Park  will be retained until January 4,
   1993,  after which  they  may be  repatriated  to culturally  affiliated
     The remains were recovered in 1938 from an Indian burial  ground by R.
   Johnson and  Martin near the confluence  of Hat Creek  and Rising River,
   California.  In 1990  a detailed inventory and  assessment of the  human
   remains  was compiled by Dr.  Robert Jurmain, Department of Anthropology
   and  Cybernetic  Systems,  San  Jose State  University.    The  analysis
   confirmed  the identity of  the skeletal  materials as  Native American.
   The age of the remains is not  indicated in any of the records possessed
   by the park.  Dr. Jurmain indicated that he was confident  only that the
   remains  were prehistoric  based  on his  examination.   The  collection
   includes four calvaria (skulls), three mandibles (jaw bones), one femur,
   one tibia and  three ribs.  They are believed to  represent a minimum of
   four  individuals.  One of  the calvaria had an  arrowhead in it when it
   was discovered;  however,  the  current location  of  the  arrowhead  is
     The site  from which these  remains were  removed is reported  to have
   been  located near an identified  main winter village  for the Atsugewi.
   The burial site's  closeness (ca. within  a half mile  distance) to  the
   winter  village  indicates they  may  be  cultural affiliated  with  the
   Atsugewi, one of eleven modern bands represented by the Pit River Tribal
   Council, a federally recognized Indian tribe.
     Consultation concerning  potential repatriation of these human remains
   has  been initiated by park personnel  with the Pit River Tribal Council
   and  the  State  of  California  Native  American  Heritage  Commission.
   Representatives of  any  other Indian  tribe believed  to be  culturally
   affiliated with the human  remains held by the Lassen  Volcanic National
   Park  that  have not  been consulted  should  contact Gil  Blinn, Lassen
   Volcanic  National  Park, Mineral,  CA,  96063,  (916) 595-4444,  before
   January 4, 1993.

        Dated: November 25, 1992

   Francis P. McManamon
   Departmental Consulting Archeologist
   Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
   [FR Doc 92-29172 Filed 12-1-92; 8:45 am]
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