[Federal Register: June 20, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 119)]
[Notices]
[Page 33675-33676]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Hawaii in the Control of Fort
Kamehameha and Hickam Field, United States Army, U.S. Army Garrison, HI

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the control of Fort Kamehameha and
Hickam Field, United States Army, U.S. Army Garrison, HI.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by U.S. Army
installation staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
professional staff in consultation with representatives of Hui Malama I
Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1940, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from a shallow sand burial approximately 100-150 yards from the edge of
the Pearl Harbor channel during a legally authorized construction
project on Hickam Field, Oahu, HI. No known

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individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a
piece of coral.
    In 1982, human remains representing one individual were recovered
during a legally authorized work project at the southwest corner of
Quarters #16 on Fort Kamehameha, Oahu, HI. No known individual was
identified. The four associated funerary objects include a historic
pearl four-hole button, two fish bones, and a bag of soil matrix of the
burial.
    In 1987, human remains representing four individuals were recovered
by U.S. Army Corps archeological staff after being unearthed by
neighborhood children digging in the substrate beneath Quarters #14 in
the family housing area of Fort Kamehameha. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1988, human remains representing one individual were uncovered
by children playing on a sand berm on Battery Hasbrouck, Fort
Kamehameha. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    In 1989, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
on the surface of a recently upgraded parking lot adjacent to Battery
Hasbrouck, Fort Kamehameha. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    These individuals have been determined to be Native Hawaiian based
on the locations of the burials, manner of internment, and the types of
associated funerary objects present.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the U.S.
Army have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human
remains listed above represent the physical remains of nine individuals
of Native American ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Army have also
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the five objects
listed above 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. Lastly, officials of the U.S. Army have
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a
relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and associated funerary
objects and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu Burial
Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs. Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
and associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Laurie Lucking,
cultural Resources Manager, U.S. Army Garrison, HI; telephone: (808)
656-2878, before July 21, 1997. Repatriation of the human remains and
associated funerary objects to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei,
the Oahu Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: June 12, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-16166 Filed 6-19-97; 8:45 am]
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