FR Doc 04-6650
[Federal Register: March 25, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 58)]
[Notices]               
[Page 15373-15374]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 11 
sites in and near Round Valley, Mendocino 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.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalog records and 
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big 
Valley Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo 
Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Grindstone Indian 
Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria 
of California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band 
of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; 
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Potter Valley Rancheria of 
Pomo Indians of California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round 
Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; 
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; and Upper Lake Band of Pomo 
Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California.
    In 1939 and 1940, human remains representing at least three 
individuals were removed from site CA-Men-1, Mendocino County, CA, by 
C.E. Smith and W.D. Weymouth, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology in 1940. No known individuals were identified. 
The two associated funerary objects are two bone beads.
    In 1940, human remains representing at least two individuals were 
removed from site CA-Men-120, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth 
and A.E. Treganza, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology the same year. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1946, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Men-147, Mendocino County, CA, by University of 
California staff as a result of a project funded by the Regents of the 
University of California through the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology or the University of California. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1940, human remains representing at least two individuals were 
removed from site CA-Men-164, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth 
and A.E. Treganza, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology the same year. No known individuals were identified. The 
one associated funerary object is a stone pestle.
    In 1941, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Men-183, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth 
and A.E. Treganza, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology the same year. No known individual was identified. The 
seven associated funerary objects are four beads, one mortar, and two 
pestles.
    In 1941, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Men-183, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth, 
and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology the 
same year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1946, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Men-183, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth, 
and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology the 
same year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1939, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Men-183, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth, 
and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology during 
the 1940s. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present
    In 1941, human remains representing at least 22 individuals were 
removed from site CA-Men-187, Mendocino County, CA, during excavations 
conducted by A.E. Treganza, R.K. Beardsley, W.D. Weymouth, and C.E. 
Smith, who donated the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology the same year. No known 
individuals were identified. The 1,112 associated funerary are 1 
scraper, 1,004 glass beads, 50 pine nut beads, 55 shell beads, and 2 
shell objects.
    In 1940, human remains representing at least two individuals were 
removed from site CA-Men-72, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth and 
A.E. Treganza, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology the same year. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1940, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Men-93, Mendocino County, CA, by W.D. Weymouth and 
A.E. Treganza, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology the same year. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1940, human remains representing at least two individuals were 
removed, according to museum records, from a site ``within 4 mi radius 
of Covelo'' (CA-Men-NL-4), Mendocino County, CA, by C.E. Smith, and 
were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology the same 
year. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1943, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed, according to museum records, from a site ``ca. 5 mi. N. of 
Farley P.O.'' (CA-Men-NL-5), Mendocino County, CA, by an unknown 
individual, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology by Mrs. Russell Cummins the same year. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1963, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed, according to museum records, from a

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site ``10 mi. S.E. of Covelo'' (CA-Men-NL-8), Mendocino County, CA, by 
an unknown individual, and were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum 
of Anthropology by Harriet H. Thomsen the same year. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Circumstances of burial identify the human remains listed here as 
Native American. Historical evidence indicates that the geographical 
region in which the sites are located is part of Yuki traditional 
territory. Present-day representatives of the Yuki are the Round Valley 
Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California. Oral history 
of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, 
California tribal elders indicates that the Yuki have a long history of 
habitation in this region of California. The oral history is 
corroborated by archeological and linguistic research. Therefore, the 
human remains and associated funerary objects described above are 
determined to be culturally affiliated with the Round Valley Indian 
Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of at least 41 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 1,122 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 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 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 Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley 
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 C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096, before April 26, 2004. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, 
California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 
Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo 
Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Grindstone Indian 
Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria 
of California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, 
California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point 
Rancheria, California; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band 
of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; 
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Pinoleville 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Potter Valley Rancheria of 
Pomo Indians of California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round 
Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; 
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; and Upper Lake Band of Pomo 
Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: January 27, 2004.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-6650 Filed 3-24-04; 8:45 am]

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