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Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

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AGENCY:

National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

Notice is here given in accordance with provisions of 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 University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA. The human remains were removed from a site in Riverside 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 professional staff of the University of California, Riverside in consultation with the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee representing the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California.

In 1977, human remains representing one individual were recovered by the University of California, Riverside from the Lochmiller site (CA-RIV-102 and CA-RIV-119), Riverside County, CA. The remains are a single bone fragment. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Lochmiller site is believed to be the Cahuilla village complex of Pahsitnah that was occupied during the Historic period (after A.D. 1770). Archeological evidence indicates that the Lochmiller site was used by the mountain division of the Cahuilla tribe, represented today by the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; and Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California.

In 1982, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were excavated by the Archaeological Resource Management Corporation at site CA-RIV-1180, Riverside County, CA. The remains are seven unidentified elements originally collected with faunal remains from the site. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site CA-RIV-1180 is believed to have been occupied during the Late Prehistoric period (A.D. 1500 to 1770), based on its association with ceramic-age deposits and on the geomorphic context of the late prehistoric shoreline of Lake Cahuilla. Archeological evidence indicates that site CA-RIV-1180 was used by the desert division of the Cahuilla tribe, represented today by the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California; and Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California.

Officials of the University of California, Riverside 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 University of California, Riverside 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 Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee, representing the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California.

Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Philip J. Wilke, Department of Anthropology, 1334 Watkins Hall, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0418, telephone (909) 787-5524, before June 2, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee, representing the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

The University of California, Riverside is responsible for notifying the Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation Committee and its constituent members, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation, California; Cabazon Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Cabazon Reservation, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation, California; Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation, California; and Torres-Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California that this notice has been published.

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Dated: March 17, 2003.

John Robbins,

Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.

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[FR Doc. 03-10911 Filed 5-1-03; 8:45 am]

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