FR Doc 04-8172[Federal Register: April 12, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 70)]
[Notices]
[Page 19234-19235]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego, 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 in the possession of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Cleveland National
Forest, San Diego, CA. The human remains were removed from 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. The National Park Service is not
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the
Cleveland National Forest professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California;
Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, California; and the Native American Heritage Commission,
Sacramento, CA.
    In August 1986, human remains representing a minimum of two
individuals were removed from archeological site 05-02-54-262 (CA-SDI-
8534) located in the Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County, CA,
during salvage excavations conducted by Forest Service archeologists in
response to looting. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Site 05-02-54-262 is a Late Prehistoric Period settlement in the
Laguna Mountains. Archeological evidence uncovered during salvage
excavations demonstrates that a range of activities occurred at the
site including gathering and milling acorns and grass seeds, making
arrowheads and other tools from obsidian and other types of stone, and
ritual activities. Extended family groups probably occupied this site
during the late summer and fall of each year, then dispersed to
settlements at lower elevations during the winter. This occupational
activity reconstruction is consistent with the Kumeyaay seasonal
settlement system. Both the Kwaaymii and the Saykur kin groups of
Kumeyaay Indians were tentatively associated with the settlement of
piLyakai'. The Saykur kin group was relocated to the Ewiiaapaayp
Reservation. The Kwaaymii kin group was relocated to the Laguna
reservation in the 1800s. The Laguna Band was terminated in 1947.
    Officials of the Cleveland National Forest have determined that,
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above
represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the Cleveland National Forest have also
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 the Barona Group of
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation,
Calfornia; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian
Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians,
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

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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 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 Viejas Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Anne S.
Fege, Forest Supervisor, Cleveland National Forest, 10845 Rancho
Bernardo Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127, telephone (858) 673-
6180, before May 12, 2004. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona
Reservation, Calfornia; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay
Indians, 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 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
Viejas Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
    The Cleveland National Forest is responsible for notifying the
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona
Reservation, Calfornia; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Campo Indian Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay
Indians, 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 Santa Ysabel Reservation,
California; Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California;
Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of
Viejas Reservation, California; and the Native American Heritage
Commission, Sacramento, CA, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 1, 2004.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-8172 Filed 4-9-04; 8:45 am]

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