Federal Register / Vol. 59 No. 225 / Wednesday, November 23, 1994
          / Notices                                      Page 60371 & 60372

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

          National Park Service

          Notice of Inventory Completion  for Native American Human Remains
          From the  Island of  Molokai, HI,  in the  Possession of the  Los
          Angeles County Museum of Natural History

          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior

          ACTION:   Notice

          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is hereby  given  in accordance  with  provisions of  the
          Native American  Graves Protection  and Repatriation Act,  25 USC
          3003(d), of completion of the inventory of Native  American human
          remains from the island of Molokai, HI, that are presently in the
          possession of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

          A  detailed inventory and  assessment of these  human remains has
          been  made  by  Los  Angeles  County  Museum  of  Natural History
          curatorial  staff  in  consultation with  representatives  of Hui
          M lama I N  K puna  O Hawai i Nei.

          The human remains consist of two human teeth and two fragments of
          human  teeth. The human remains  were donated to  the Los Angeles
          County Museum of Natural History in 1927 by Dr. William A. Bryan,
          Director,  Los  Angeles County  Museum.  The  human remains  were
          catalogued into the museum  as A.1463.27-36 with the description:
          "box of human teeth from the battle field of Momumi."

          Inventory  of  the  human  remains  and  review  of  accompanying
          documentation   indicate   that   no   known   individuals   were
          identifiable.  A representative  of  Hui M lama  I  N  K puna   O
          Hawai i  Nei has identified "Momumi"  as the site  of Mo'omomi on
          the island of Molokai and stated that the sand dunes of  Mo'omumi
          have  long  been used  as  burial  grounds for  ancestral  Native
          Hawaiians.  Reference to the  "battlefield of Momumi" is  thought
          to refer to this burial area.  The representative of Hui M lama I
          N   K puna  O  Hawai i Nei  has also provided  documentation that
          shows  that  Bryan  and   others  collected  human  remains  from
          Mo'omumi.

          Based  on the above  mentioned information, officials  of the Los
          Angeles County  Museum of  Natural History have  determined that,
          pursuant to  25 USC 3001  (2), there is a  relationship of shared
          group identity which can be reasonably traced between these human
          remains and present-day Native Hawaiian organizations.

          This notice  has been sent to officials of Hui M lama I N  K puna
           O Hawai i Nei, the  Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and  the Molokai
          Island Burial  Council, all of  which qualify as  Native Hawaiian
          organizations  as defined by 25 USC 3001 (11). Representatives of
          any other  Native Hawaiian organization which  believes itself to
          be culturally affiliated with  these human remains should contact
          Dr. Margaret Ann Hardin,  Curator and Section Head, Anthropology,
          Los  Angeles County  Museum  of Natural  History, 900  Exposition
          Boulevard, Los  Angeles,  CA 90007;  telephone:  (213)  744-3382,
          before December 23, 1994.  Repatriation of these human remains to
          Hui  M lama I N  K puna  O Hawai i  Nei may begin after that date
          if no additional claimants come forward.          Dated: November 15, 1994




          Francis P. McManamon
          Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR Doc. 94-28903 Filed 11-22-94; 8:45 am]
          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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