[Federal Register: May 8, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 89)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items in the Possession
of the California State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento,
CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the California State Office, Bureau
of Land Management, Sacramento, CA which meet the definition of
``unassociated funerary objects'' under Section 2 of the Act.
    The 90 cultural items consist of olivella shell beads and pottery
sherds.
    In 1989, these cultural items were removed from a cremation at site
CA-IMP-6315, ancient Lake Cahuilla, western Imperial County, CA during
legally authorized investigations conducted by the University of
California, Riverside. The human remains interred with these cultural
items were not collected.
    The one cultural item is a projectile point.
    In 1989, this cultural item was removed from a cremation at site
CA-IMP-6315, ancient Lake Cahuilla, western Imperial County, CA during
legally authorized investigations conducted by the University of
California, Riverside. The human remains interred with these cultural
items were not collected.
    Based on the common occurrence of brown and buff ware pottery
derived from the lower Colorado river area, small projectile points,
and late period shell beads imported from the Southern California
coastal area, all of these cultural items can be dated to the late
precontact period in the Southern California, Colorado Desert sequence,
c. 1500 A.D. to the 19th century. Based on archeological and material
culture evidence, there is a clear continuum from the late period
precontact archeological cultures to the native peoples present in the
area at the time of European contact. Consultation evidence presented
by the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee (authorized
representatives of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission
Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of
Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, the
Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe
Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja
and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village, the
Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California) also supports the recognition of this area of
Imperial County as Kumeyaay ancestral homeland.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2)(ii), these cultural items 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 and are believed, by a
preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific
burial site of an Native American individual. Officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these items and the Campo Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the
Viejas Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians
of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the
Jamul Indian Village, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kumeyaay Cultural
Repatriation Committee and the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of the Campo Reservation, the Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of
Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long)
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas
Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of Degueno Mission Indians of the
Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the Manzanita Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village,
the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande
Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of
California, the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the
Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission
Indians of California. Representatives of any other

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Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these objects should contact Russell Kaldenberg, Archeologist, Division
of Natural Resources, California State Office, Bureau of Land
Management, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; telephone: (916)
978-4635 before June 7, 2000. Repatriation of these objects to the
Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Reservation, the
Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona
Reservation, the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of
Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, the Cuyapaipe Community of
Degueno Mission Indians of the Cuyapaipe Reservation, the Inaja Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, the La
Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Reservation, the
Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita
Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village, the Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno
Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, the San Pasqual Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of California, the Santa Ysabel Band of
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, and the
Sycuan Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: April 26, 2000.
Veletta Canouts,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Deputy Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-11379 Filed 5-5-00; 8:45 am]
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