FR Doc 03-25534
[Federal Register: October 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
[Page 58135-58136]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: 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. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects 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. The human remains and associated 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 
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 UCLA Fowler 
Museum of Cultural History and California Department of Parks and 
Recreation professional staff in consultation with members of the 
Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, authorized NAGPRA 
representative 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.
    In 1958, human remains representing a minimum of five individuals 
were removed from five cremation sites (SDI-335, SDI-359, SDI-379, SDI-
434, and SDI-526) in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, 
CA, by Dr. Clement Meighan. No known individuals were identified. The 
675 associated funerary objects are 3 basket fragments, 56 shell beads, 
2 glass beads, 4 chipped stones, 1 deer bone, 1 worked bone, 41 flakes, 
1 bag of cordage fragments, 1 bag of shell fragments, 9 shell ornaments 
and pendants, 1 haliotis shell fragment, 1 obsidian point, 553 ceramic 
sherds, and 1 bifacial mano.
    In 1959, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed from the Angelina Springs cremation site (SDI-453) in 
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, CA, by Joan Townsend, 
a University of California, Los Angeles anthropology student. No known 
individuals were identified. The four associated funerary objects are 
one burned steatite pipe, one bag of steatite fragments, one bag of 
charcoal fragments, and one bag of burned animal bones.
    The collections described above were made during a survey of the 
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, supervised by Dr. Clement Meighan of 
the University of California, Los Angeles and supported by the 
California Department of Parks and Recreation. According to Dr. 
Meighan, in a 1959 article ``Archaeological Resources of Borrego Desert 
State Park,'' the sites from which the cultural items were removed are 
located in an area formerly occupied by two Yuman groups, the Northern

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Diegueno 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 and burial practices 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 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of eight individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the California Department of 
Parks and Recreation also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(3)(A), the 679 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 California Department of Parks and Recreation 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 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 human remains and associated 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 human remains and associated 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. 03-25534 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]

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