[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office
[FR Doc No: 2012-4524]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
SUMMARY: The Bishop Museum has completed an inventory of human remains in
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there
is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian
tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Bishop Museum.
Repatriation of the human remains to the tribe stated below may occur if no
additional claimants come forward.
DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural
affiliation with the human remains should contact the Bishop Museum at the
address below by March 28, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Betty Lou Kam, Vice President, Cultural Collections, Bishop Museum,
1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 848-4144.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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
Bishop Museum. The human remains were removed from western North America, most
likely from north-central California.
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 Bishop Museum
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa Rosa
Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe).
Correspondence in support of the assessment also was provided by the Picayune
Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California. In addition, the Bishop Museum
contacted the Table Mountain Rancheria of California.
History and Description of the Remains
In June of 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals
were given to Dr. Alan Zeigler by Dr. Grover Krantz, while Dr. Zeigler was
studying at the University of California, Berkeley. No information is provided
as to the origins of the remains, other than a note in Zeigler's 1966 catalog
listing the location as western North America. However, at the time, all of
Dr. Zeigler's work focused around the Alameda County and Fresno areas in
California. Presumably, these human remains were given to Zeigler to
complement his research collection. Remains representing a minimum of two
individuals were accompanied by a tag that reads, ``Sex? Imm. (2863 A.C.
Zeigler) Coll? Rec'd from G. Krantz Western North America--No other data. (No
meas's or wt.) Rec'd Jun-, 1966. Composite part, skeleton only, homo
sapiens.'' No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, much of Dr.
Zeigler's collecting was focused on the Alameda, Fresno and Northern/Central
California areas. In 1968, Dr. Zeigler published ``Quasi-agriculture in North-
central California and its effect on aboriginal social structure'' in Kroeber
Anthropological Society Papers, No. 38, pp. 52-67. Thus, the specimens given
to Dr. Zeigler by Dr. Krantz probably were from these regions and were given
to Dr. Zeigler in support of his studies. The geographic locations described
lie within Yokut territories, which run from the San Pablo Bay shores to
Tahachapi, and encompass Dr. Zeigler's work area, most notably in the East Bay
Determinations Made by the Bishop Museum
Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that:
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice
represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry.
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 Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria,
California (Tachi Yokut Tribe).
Additional Requestors and Disposition
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally
affiliated with the human remains should contact Betty Lou Kam, Vice-
President, Cultural Resources, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI
96817, telephone (808) 848-4144, before March 28, 2012. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria,
California (Tachi Yokut Tribe) may proceed after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying the Santa Rosa Indian
Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (Tachi Yokut Tribe) that
this notice has been published.
Dated: February 22, 2012.
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-4524 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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