80 FR 10506 - Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 38 (February 26, 2015)

Page Range10506-10511
FR Document2015-04060

The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present- day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Department of the Navy. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, 
Department of the Navy, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy has 
completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-
day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants 
or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the Department of the Navy. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Department of the Navy at the address in 
this notice by March 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Mr. Joseph Montoya, Environmental Planning and Conservation 
Branch Manager, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Base Ventura County, 
311 Main Road, Building 1, Code N45V, Point Mugu, CA 93042, telephone 
(805) 989-3804, email [email protected].

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the Department of the 
Navy, Naval Base Ventura County, and in the physical custody of its 
partner repositories, which include the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Natural 
History Museum of Los

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Angeles County, San Diego Museum of Man, Santa Barbara Museum of 
Natural History, Southwest Museum of the Autry National Center of the 
American West, and U.C. Berkeley Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology. The human remains and associated funerary artifacts were 
removed from San Nicolas Island (SNI), Naval Base Ventura County, 
Ventura 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 
Department of the Navy. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by the Department of the Navy officials in 
consultation with representatives of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California.

History and Description of the Remains

    The human remains representing, at minimum, 469 individuals and the 
436 associated funerary objects listed in this notice are in seven 
different locations in California. These are the Fowler Museum at UCLA, 
the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Naval Base 
Ventura County (NBVC) San Nicolas Island Curation Facility, the San 
Diego Museum of Man, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 
Southwest Museum of the Autry National Center of the American West, and 
the U.C. Berkeley Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. These human 
remains and associated funerary objects are listed below, grouped under 
their respective repositories.

(i) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects 
at the Fowler Museum at UCLA

    In May 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, 4 individuals 
were collected by H. H. Sheldon and donated to UCLA. No primary 
documentation or specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1951, human remains representing, at minimum, 5 individuals were 
collected by Stewart L. Peck from site CA-SNI-18 and donated to UCLA. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    In 1951, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected by Stewart L. Peck and donated to UCLA. No primary 
documentation or specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected by an unknown party and donated to UCLA. No primary 
documentation or specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were 
identified. The 10 associated funerary objects are 2 abalone shell 
fishhook blanks; 1 abalone shell fishhook fragment; 1 biface fragment; 
2 modified shells; 1 stone bowl fragment; 1 stone pestle fragment; 1 
lot of tarring pebbles; and 1 unmodified shell.
    Prior to 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, 3 
individuals, were removed from site CA-SNI-15 by H.B. Allen and donated 
to UCLA. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, 33 individuals 
were collected during excavations conducted by Sam-Joe Townsend, Fred 
Reinman, Marshall McKusick, Dr. Clement Meighan and others from the 
UCLA Archaeological Survey. These human remains were collected from 7 
SNI sites--CA-SNI-14, CA-SNI-15, CA-SNI-15W, CA-SNI-16, CA-SNI-18, CA-
SNI-40, and CA-SNI-41. No known individuals were identified. The 90 
associated funerary objects are 1 abalone shell ``Magic Box'' (made of 
4 abalone shells, 2 smaller shells enclosed in 2 larger ones, forming a 
box containing a piece of incised green stone); 1 lot of abalone shell 
beads; 6 abalone shell dishes; 1 lot of abalone shell fishhook blanks; 
2 abalone shell fishhooks; 1 abalone shell ornament; 1 lot of abalone 
shell pearls and fragments; 8 abalone shell pendants; 5 lots of abalone 
shell pendants; 1 lot of abalone shells with asphaltum; 1 animal tooth 
pendant; 1 lot of asphaltum fragments; 2 lots of asphaltum fragments 
with basketry impressions; 2 bone awls; 1 bone fishhook; 1 lot of 
burned bone and wood fragments; 1 burned and modified faunal bone; 1 
ground stone object; 1 hammer stone; 1 incomplete red stone pipe with a 
bird bone stem; 1 large unmodified shell; 1 fragment modified abalone 
shell; 1 lot of modified abalone shells; 1 modified bone with 
asphaltum; 1 modified faunal bone; 1 modified faunal bone fragment; 5 
modified faunal bones; 7 modified stones; 1 mussel shell pendant; 1 
piece of ochre; 10 lots of Olivella shell beads; 1 Pismo clam shell 
pendant; 1 projectile point fragment; 1 sea lion tooth pendant; 2 shell 
beads; 3 shell pendants; 1 stone biface; 1 stone biface with asphaltum; 
3 stone rings; 1 tarring pebble; 1 unmodified abalone shell; 1 
unmodified Pismo clam shell fragment; 1 lot of unmodified shell and 
fragments; 1 lot of unmodified shells; 1 unmodified stone; 1 lot of 
wood fragments; and 1 fragment of yellow ochre.
    Navy-controlled NAGPRA items at the Fowler Museum also include 
human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual that lack specific 
information on the date of collection/donation, the name of the 
collector, or the site provenience beyond their SNI origin. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    One additional group of human remains representing, at minimum, 9 
individuals, that also lack specific information on the date of 
collection/donation or a collector, does have accompanying 
documentation indicating it was collected from site CA-SNI-18. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

(ii) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects 
at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    In 1926, human remains representing, at minimum, 49 individuals 
were collected from an indeterminate number of site locations during a 
Los Angeles Museum expedition there by Charles W. Hatton, Arthur R. 
Sanger, and Bruce Bryan. No primary documentation or specific 
provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human 
remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In August 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 7 
individuals were collected by an individual named Rose and donated to 
the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. No primary 
documentation or specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In July 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual 
were excavated from site CA-SNI-150 (Woodward's N-13E) by Arthur 
Woodward during the Los Angeles Museum's Channel Islands Biological 
Survey of SNI. No known individual was identified. The 33 associated 
funerary objects are 1 faunal bone bead; 1 faunal bone harpoon 
fragment; 2 ground stone objects; 11 ground stone

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fragments; 1 ground stone pendant; 1 ground stone pipe bowl; 7 modified 
faunal bone objects; 1 lot of modified shells; 1 modified stone; 1 
shell fish hook fragment; 1 stone biface fragment; 1 stone biface in 
two pieces; 1 stone projectile point fragment; and 3 stone ring 
fragments.
    In 1950, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Mel Lincoln and donated to the Natural History Museum of 
Los Angeles County. No primary documentation or specific provenience 
information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected by Ed Mitchell and Sam-Joe Townsend and donated to the 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. No specific provenience 
information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Ed Mitchell from site CA-SNI-18 and donated to the Natural 
History Museum of Los Angeles County. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by S. Ray Harmon and donated to the Natural History Museum of 
Los Angeles County. No specific provenience information beyond their 
SNI origin exists for these human remains. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, 3 individuals were 
collected by George Kritzman and Fred Reinman from sites CA-SNI-12 and 
CA-SNI-124 and donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles 
County. No known individuals were identified. The associated funerary 
objects are 3 cataloged lots of asphaltum fragments and unmodified 
shells.
    Navy-controlled NAGPRA items at the Natural History Museum of Los 
Angeles County also include human remains representing, at minimum, 13 
individuals that lack specific information on the date of collection/
donation, the name of the collector, or the site provenience beyond 
their SNI origin. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

(iii) Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession 
of the Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) San Nicolas Island Curation 
Facility

    In 1928, human remains representing, at minimum, 8 individuals were 
collected by Arthur Sanger. At an unknown date, the human remains came 
into the custody of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. 
The human remains were returned to SNI holdings in 1995. Beyond their 
general SNI origin, these human remains lack specific information on 
site provenience other than Sanger's catalogue numbers, which cannot be 
correlated to later site numbering protocols. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1938, human remains representing, at minimum, 5 individuals were 
collected from SNI sites by UCLA. These human remains were later 
donated to Loyola Marymount University in 1962, which returned them to 
SNI holdings in 2006. The human remains were collected from 5 SNI 
sites--SN-9, SN-12, SN-17, SN-18, and SN-171. No known individuals were 
identified. The 37 associated funerary objects are 1 awl, broken; 1 
shell fishhook; 2 shell fishhook blanks; 13 shell fishhook fragments; 1 
flake; 1 end-battered hammer stone; 1 pendant; 1 broken pipe; 1 
projectile point base; 11 unmodified fish bones; 1 unmodified mammal 
bone; 2 pieces unmodified shell; and 1 worked abalone shell fragment.
    In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected during excavations conducted by Sam-Joe Townsend and Fred 
Reinman from the UCLA Archaeological Survey. These human remains were 
collected from 2 SNI sites--CA-SNI-14 and CA-SNI-15. These two 
individuals belong to the same collection from the 1959 excavations 
located in the Fowler Museum at UCLA and reported under subparagraph 
(i) of this notice. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In the 1960s, a comingled set of human remains representing, at 
minimum, 1 individual was collected by an island Public Works employee, 
Mr. Graham. These human remains lack specific information for site 
provenience beyond their SNI origin. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected during excavations conducted by George Kritzman and Fred 
Reinman. These human remains were collected from site CA-SNI-74. No 
known individuals were identified. The 24 associated funerary objects 
are 2 pieces of hematite; 2 pieces of unmodified abalone shell; 3 stone 
projectile points; 1 bone awl; 1 bone tool fragment; 1 large stone with 
red ochre; 2 modified abalone shells; 1 modified abalone shell 
fragment; 2 modified faunal bone; 1 modified Olivella shell; 1 modified 
shell fragment; 1 lot of modified shells; 1 shell fishhook; 1 shell 
fishhook blank; 1 shell fishhook fragment; 1 unmodified abalone shell; 
1 unmodified marine mammal tooth; and 1 lot of multiple unmodified 
shell fragments.
    In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, 7 individuals were 
collected during excavations conducted by George Kritzman and others. 
These human remains were collected from 5 SNI sites--CA-SNI-5, CA-SNI-
11, CA-SNI-55, CA-SNI-117, and CA-SNI-146. No known individuals were 
identified. The 12 associated funerary objects are 1 abalone shell 
fishhook blank, 1 abalone shell fragment, 2 lots of asphaltum fragments 
with basketry impressions, 1 bone bead, 1 bone pin, 1 chunk of 
charcoal, 2 lots of modified shell and fragments, 1 stone projectile 
point, 1 lot of unmodified shells and fragments, and 1 unmodified 
stone.
    In 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected during excavations conducted by Fred Reinman and George 
Kritzman. These human remains were collected from site CA-SNI-16. No 
known individual was identified. The 8 associated funerary objects are 
1 clam shell ring with a bi-conical perforation, 1 grey slate pendant, 
1 incised canine tooth ornament, 1 semi-circular ground shell object, 1 
side-notched projectile point fragment, 1 stone pendant with a bi-
conical perforation, 1 stone pendant with two perforations, and 1 stone 
sea elephant effigy fragment.
    In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected during excavations conducted by Fred Reinman and George 
Kritzman. These human remains were collected from site CA-SNI-1. No 
known individual was identified. The 5 associated funerary objects are 
1 asphaltum fragments with basketry impressions, 1 modified shell, 1 
fragment of red ochre, 1 lot of unmodified shell fragments, and 1 
unmodified stone.
    In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, 5 individuals were 
collected during excavations conducted by Crowe and Johnson. These 
human remains were collected from site CA-SNI-56. No known individuals 
were

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identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1989, human remains representing, at minimum, 6 individuals were 
collected during excavations conducted by Steven Schwartz, George 
Kritzman, Audrey Schwartz, and others from the Department of the Navy's 
Cultural Resources management program. These human remains were 
collected from 3 SNI sites--CA-SNI-168, CA-SNI-214, and CA-SNI-221. No 
known individuals were identified. The 90 associated funerary objects 
are 1 lot of abalone shell fishhook blanks; 3 lots of asphaltum 
fragments; 2 lots of faunal bone fragments; 1 faunal bone pry; 5 lots 
of faunal bone pry fragments; 5 faunal bone tools; 8 faunal bone tool 
fragments; 1 faunal bone tool with asphaltum; 1 lot of faunal bone 
tools with asphaltum; 1 ground stone bowl; 3 lots of ground stone 
fragments; 5 ground stone pestles; 3 lots of ground stone pestle 
fragments; 1 ground stone tool fragment; 1 ground stone artifact with 
asphaltum; 1 incised stone pendant; 1 modified abalone shell with 
asphaltum; 2 lots of modified stone fragments; 1 stone pendant; 1 lot 
of stone pendant fragments; 1 quartz projectile point; 1 fragment of 
red ochre; 3 pieces of sandstone; 1 shell bead; 1 shell fishhook; 1 
shell fishhook fragment; 1 stone adze fragment; 4 stone biface 
fragments; 1 lot of stone biface fragments with asphaltum; 1 lot of 
stone fragments; 2 stone projectile points; 6 stone projectile point 
fragment; 2 lots of stone projectile point fragments; 1 stone 
projectile point with asphaltum; 1 stone scraper; 1 lot of stone tool 
fragments; 2 stones with asphaltum; 1 lot of tarring pebbles; 1 
unmodified abalone shell; 3 unmodified faunal bone; 1 unmodified shell; 
2 unmodified stone; 1 lot of unmodified stone fragments; 3 whale bone 
prys; and 1 fragment of wood.
    In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected during excavations conducted by Moorpark Jr. College. These 
human remains were collected from site CA-SNI-73. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 2000, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Steve Schwartz and Lisa Thomas because of their exposure 
due to erosion. These human remains were collected from site CA-SNI-
168. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 2006, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected by California State University Humboldt. These human remains 
were collected from the West Locus and East Locus of site CA-SNI-25. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    NAGPRA items in collections at the SNI Curation Facility further 
include human remains representing, at minimum, 13 individuals that 
lack specific information on the date of collection/donation, the name 
of the collector, or the site provenience beyond their SNI origin. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    An additional set of human remains representing, at minimum, 1 
individual, that also lacks specific information on the date of 
collection/donation or a collector, does have accompanying 
documentation indicating it was collected from site CA-SNI-171. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Another set of human remains representing, at minimum, 1 
individual, that also lacks specific information on the date of 
collection/donation or a collector, does have accompanying 
documentation indicating it was collected from site CA-SNI-238. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    NAGPRA items in collections at the SNI Curation Facility also 
include 2 funerary objects associated with the human remains located at 
the Southwest Museum/Autry National Center and reported under 
subparagraph (vi) of this notice. The first of these associated 
funerary objects is an unmodified abalone shell from a burial excavated 
in 1960 by Dr. Charles Rozaire at site CA-SNI-41. The second associated 
funerary object is a fragment of sea grass matting that was collected 
by an unknown party in 1984 at site CA-SNI-325 and donated to the 
Southwest Museum.

(iv) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects 
at the San Diego Museum of Man

    In 1899, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Mrs. L. H. Sherman and donated to the San Diego Museum of 
Man. No primary documentation or specific provenience information 
beyond their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1915, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
gifted to the San Diego Museum of Man by Charles Lummis. No collection 
date, primary documentation, or specific provenience information beyond 
their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No known individual 
was identified. The associated funerary object is 1 lot of modified 
cowry shells.
    In 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, 128 individuals 
were collected by Malcolm J. Rogers during an expedition for the San 
Diego Museum of Man. These human remains were excavated or surface 
collected from 26 SNI sites--CA-SNI-1 (Rogers' SN-7); CA-SNI-7 (Rogers' 
SN-1/1A); CA-SNI-11 (Rogers' SN-13); CA-SNI-12 (Rogers' SN-16); CA-SNI-
15 or CA-SNI-16 (Rogers' SN-18); CA-SNI-15 or CA-SNI-16 (Rogers' SN-
19); CA-SNI-25 (Rogers' SN-14); CA-SNI-55 or CA-SNI-56 (Rogers' SN-20); 
CA-SNI-139 (Rogers' SN-21C); and 17 areas without a known concordance 
to modern state trinomial site numbers (Rogers' field numbers SN-3, SN-
4, SN-5, SN-6, SN-7A, SN-11, SN-12, SN-15, SN-17, SN-21, SN-21A, SN-
21B, SN-22, SN-23, SN-24, SN-27, and SN-31). No known individuals were 
identified. The 63 associated funerary objects catalogued are 1 lot of 
asphaltum fragments with basketry impressions, 2 lots of burned faunal 
bone fragments, 1 lot of burned faunal bone tool fragments, 1 deer 
antler pressure flaker, 2 lots of faunal bone fragments, 1 incised 
stone, 4 modified faunal bones, 2 lots of modified faunal bone 
fragments, 1 lot of modified faunal bone tools, 1 modified keyhole 
limpet shell, 1 modified shell, 2 modified stones, 1 lot of stone bowl 
fragments, 1 stone canoe effigy, 3 lots of modified stone fragments, 1 
stone pestle, 1 necklace (consisting of bone beads, one alabaster bead, 
and one incised steatite pendant), 1 necklace of stone and shell beads, 
1 obsidian projectile point, 1 obsidian projectile point fragment, 1 
lot of Olivella and keyhole limpet shell beads, 5 lots of Olivella 
shell beads, 2 projectile points, 1 projectile point fragment, 1 lot of 
root castings, 1 sandstone fishhook reamer, 5 lots of shell beads, 1 
lot of unmodified shell beads, 1 shell fishhook fragment, 1 lot of 
square Olivella shell beads, 1 steatite bead, 3 lots of stone beads, 1 
stone effigy, 1 quartzite stone for melting asphaltum, 1 stone pendant 
fragment, 2 stone ring fragments, 1 lot of stone spindles, 1 tufa bead, 
1 lot of unmodified abalone shells, 1 lot of unmodified faunal bone 
fragments, 1 lot of unmodified shells, and 1 piece of yellow ochre.
    In 1937, human remains representing, at minimum, 23 individuals 
were transferred to the San Diego Museum of Man from the San Diego 
Museum of Natural History. These human remains had been included with a 
large collection of primarily natural history specimens made by Mr. 
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Museum of Natural History in 1936. No primary documentation or specific 
provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human 
remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    During the summer of 1960, a cranium and mandible representing, at 
minimum, 1 individual were collected by Scott G. Shaw, and donated to 
the San Diego Museum of Man by Mrs. G. V. Shaw in 1961. No primary 
documentation or specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected and donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by T. J. Die. No 
primary documentation or specific provenience information beyond their 
SNI origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were 
identified. The 4 associated funerary objects are 1 abalone shell with 
asphaltum, 1 piece of charcoal, 1 faunal bone tool, and 1 lot of 
unmodified shells.
    Navy-controlled NAGPRA items at the San Diego Museum of Man also 
include human remains representing, at minimum, 4 individuals that lack 
specific information on the date of collection/donation, name of the 
collector or site provenience beyond their SNI origin. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

(v) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects 
at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    In 1945, human remains representing, at minimum, 16 individuals 
were collected by Phil Orr during excavations on SNI for the Santa 
Barbara Museum of Natural History. These human remains were excavated 
or surface collected from 6 SNI sites--Orr's site number 133.17, CA-
SNI-5 (Orr's 133.5), CA-SNI-7 (Orr's 133.7), CA-SNI-10 (Orr's 133.10), 
CA-SNI-17 (Orr's 133.15), and CA-SNI-21 (Orr's 133.21). No known 
individuals were identified. The 10 associated funerary objects 
catalogued are 1 lot of asphaltum fragments with basketry impressions, 
1 lot of bone points; 2 groundstone artifacts, 1 lot of ground stone 
beads, 1 ground stone pendant, 1 lot of Olivella shell beads, 2 lots of 
shell beads, and 1 unmodified faunal bone.
    In 1948, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected by Phil Orr during excavations at Orr's site number 133.18 
(associated state trinomial site number unknown) for the Santa Barbara 
Museum of Natural History. No known individuals were identified. The 
associated funerary object is 1 lot of shell beads.
    In 1959 or 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 
individual were collected by Thomas Bird and donated to the Santa 
Barbara Museum of Natural History. No primary documentation or specific 
provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human 
remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1959 and 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, 3 
individuals were collected by David Roy Wiser on a construction site 
near the Department of the Navy's island airstrip and donated to the 
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. No specific provenience 
information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Lt. Commander A. L. Bently from Santa Barbara Museum of 
Natural History site number 133.54 (associated state trinomial site 
number unknown) and donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural 
History. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Art McHarg and donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of 
Natural History. No specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by D. T. Hudson and J. Timbrook and donated to the Santa 
Barbara Museum of Natural History. No specific provenience information 
beyond their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 
individuals were surface collected by Frank Van Den Burgh and donated 
to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. No specific provenience 
information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human remains. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

(vi) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects 
at the Southwest Museum of the Autry National Center of the American 
West

    Circa 1900, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual 
were collected by Margaret Nix and donated to the Southwest Museum. No 
specific provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for 
these human remains. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Circa 1926, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual 
were collected by Norman Murdoch and donated to the Southwest Museum. 
No specific provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for 
these human remains. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, 34 individuals 
were collected by Dr. Charles Rozaire, George Kritzman, and others 
during Southwest Museum expeditions to SNI. These human remains were 
excavated or surface collected from 9 SNI sites--CA-SNI-12, CA-SNI-16, 
CA-SNI-38, CA-SNI-41, CA-SNI-47, CA-SNI-51, CA-SNI-55, CA-SNI-97, and a 
location east of CA-SNI-11. No known individuals were identified. The 
39 associated funerary objects catalogued are 1 lot of abalone shell 
pendant fragments, 2 lots of asphaltum fragments, 1 lot of bone beads, 
1 lot of cordage fragments, 1 lot of faunal bone tools, 1 lot of ground 
stone fragments, 1 piece of hematite, 1 large unmodified shell, 1 
modified bone, 1 piece of modified sandstone, 1 lot of modified shell 
pieces, 1 lot of modified shells and fragments, 1 lot of modified stone 
fragments, 4 lots of Olivella shell beads, 1 quartz crystal, 1 piece of 
red ochre, 1 lot of sea grass fiber fragments, 1 piece of sea grass 
matting, 1 lot of sea grass matting, cordage, and fibers, 1 piece of 
sea grass matting with an attached shell or bone fragment, 2 lots of 
shell beads, 2 lots of square shell beads, 1 lot of tarring pebbles, 7 
unmodified abalone shells, 1 lot of unmodified abalone shells and 
fragments, 1 lot of unmodified shells and fragments, and 1 piece of 
unmodified stone.
    In 1977, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected from site CA-SNI-16 by George Kritzman, Jim Rasey, Fred 
Reinman, and others during California State University Los Angeles 
research on SNI. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

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    In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected from site CA-SNI-325 by an unknown party and donated to the 
Southwest Museum. No known individual was identified. The 4 associated 
funerary objects are catalogued as 1 fossil bead, 1 lot of sea grass 
matting with an attached shell or bone fragment, 1 lot of sea grass 
matting, cordage, and fibers, and 1 lot of unmodified shells.
    Navy-controlled NAGPRA items at the Southwest Museum also include 
human remains representing, at minimum, 5 individuals that lack 
specific information on the date of collection/donation, the name of 
the collector, or the site provenience beyond their SNI origin. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    One additional set of human remains representing, at minimum, 1 
individual, that also has no specific information on date of 
collection/donation or a collector, does have accompanying 
documentation indicating it was collected from site CA-SNI-11. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

(vii) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects 
at the U.C. Berkeley Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

    In 1901, human remains representing, at minimum, 2 individuals were 
collected by P. M. Jones and donated to the Lowie Museum of 
Anthropology (the predecessor of the U.C. Berkeley Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology). No primary documentation or specific 
provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human 
remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1902, human remains representing, at minimum, 24 individuals 
were collected by Mrs. Blanche Trask during her botanical survey of SNI 
and donated to the then Lowie Museum of Anthropology. No primary 
documentation or specific provenience information beyond their SNI 
origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were 
identified. The 1 associated funerary object is a large abalone shell 
lying atop the cranium of the individual human remains cataloged as 
382-12-2187.
    In 1938, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 individual were 
collected by Bruce Monroe Macleod and donated to the then Lowie Museum 
of Anthropology in 1949. No primary documentation or specific 
provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human 
remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, 17 individuals 
were collected by Richard and Winthrop Coxe and donated to the then 
Lowie Museum of Anthropology. No primary documentation or specific 
provenience information beyond their SNI origin exists for these human 
remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Navy-controlled NAGPRA items at the U.C. Berkeley Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology also include human remains representing, at 
minimum, 2 individuals that lack specific information on the date of 
collection/donation, the name of the collector, or the site provenience 
beyond their SNI origin. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of 
the Navy

    Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 469 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 436 objects 
described in this notice 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.
     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 associated funerary objects and the Pechanga 
Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, 
California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Mr. Joseph Montoya, Environmental Planning 
and Conservation Branch Manager, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Base 
Ventura County, 311 Main Road, Building 1, Code N45V, Point Mugu, CA 
93042, telephone (805) 989-3804, email [email protected] by 
March 30, 2015. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the 
Pechanga Reservation, California, may proceed.
    The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, is 
responsible for notifying the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians 
of the Pechanga Reservation, California, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: February 3, 2015.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-04060 Filed 2-25-15; 8:45 am]
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DatesLineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in
FR Citation80 FR 10506 

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