FR Doc E9-7402[Federal Register: April 2, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 62)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: 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 in the possession of the 
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA. The 
human remains were removed from Border Field 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 in 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 in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by California 
Department of Parks and Recreation professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of 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 the Kumeyaay Nation (formerly the 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 1976, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from archeological site CA-SDI-4281, located on Lichty 
Mesa within Border Field State Park in San Diego County, CA, during 
excavations by Jeffery C. Bingham, State Parks archeologist. The 
remains were identified as human remains in the archeology lab. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The carbon 14 date of the materials surrounding the human remains 
indicated that the dates for the site were from 4340  50 to 
3840  60 years before the present. Based on this dating, 
the human remains were determined to be Native American. The Kumeyaay 
Indians (historically also listed as "Diegueno" or "Southern 
California Mission Indians") of Western San Diego County are the 
Native peoples currently associated with archeological sites in this 
area. Based on the location of discovery and age of the human remains, 
the officials of the California Department of Parks and Recreation 
reasonably believe the human remains to be Kumeyaay. The descendants of 
the Kumeyaay are members of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of 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 the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron

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Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California.
    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 one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the California Department of 
Parks and Recreation also 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 the 
Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, 
California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
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 the Kumeyaay Nation; 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 should contact Rebecca 
Carruthers, California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416 9th 
Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653-8893, before May 4, 
2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Campo Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan 
Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 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 the Kumeyaay Nation; 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 Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo 
Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of 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 the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas 
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Viejas Reservation, California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 18, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-7402 Filed 4-1-09; 8:45 am]

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