[Federal Register: December 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 243)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Arizona in the Possession of San
Diego State University, San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the possession of San Diego State University, San
Diego, CA.
    This notice is being published as part of the National Park
Service's administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2
(c). The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility
of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within
this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by San Diego
State University professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one
individual were recovered from site SDSU-0370 (1959-2), in the vicinity
of Hujuli Juk, Casa Grande/Gila Butte, AZ, by person(s) unknown under
unknown circumstances. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one
individual were recovered from site SDSU-0371 (19701-10), in the
vicinity of Tucson, AZ, by persons unknown under unknown circumstances.
No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary
objects are a cremation olla and a projectile point.
    Based on manner of interment, these individuals have been
identified as Native American. Geographic affiliation is consistent
with the historically documented territory of the Tohono O'odham Nation
of Arizona.

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    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of San Diego
State University have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of two
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of San Diego State
University also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the two objects listed 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 San
Diego State University have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation
of Arizona. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and
associated funerary objects should contact Lynne E. Christenson,
Director, Collections Management Program, San Diego State University,
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4443, telephone (619) 594-
2305, before January 17, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains and
associated funerary objects to the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: December 7, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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