FR Doc E7-10019
[Federal Register: May 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 100)]
[Notices]               
[Page 29173-29174]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 
Honolulu, HI; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of a revision 
to an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Bernice 
Pauahi Bishop Museum (Bishop Museum), Honolulu, HI.
    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 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects information reported in a Notice of Inventory 
Completion for the Bishop Museum published in the Federal Register on 
August 27, 1997 (FR Doc 97-22736, pages 45437-45438). Officials of the 
Bishop Museum have determined that 24 of the 34 cultural items 
published in the original notice do not meet the definition of human 
remains at 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1) because while these items contain human 
remains, the items themselves are not considered human remains under 
NAGPRA definitions. The 24 cultural items that are being removed from 
the inventory are listed below.
    In 1889, Joseph S. Emerson sold a wood image from Waimea, O'ahu, to 
the Bishop Museum. Human hair is incorporated in this object. No known 
individual was identified.
    In 1889, a helmet (or wig) incorporating human hair and a refuse 
container incorporating human teeth and bone were bequeathed to the 
Bishop Museum by Queen Emma. No known individual was identified.
    In 1889, a kahili incorporating human bone became part of the 
original collections of the Bishop Museum. This kahili was given to 
Bernice Pauahi by Ke'elikolani. No known individual was identified.
    In 1891, a refuse container incorporating human teeth and a kahili 
incorporating human bone were acquired with the collections of the 
Hawaiian National Museum which were

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transferred to the Bishop Museum. No further documentation is 
available. No known individual was identified.
    In 1892 or before, an image from Kaua'i with human hair was 
purchased by Bishop Museum Director William T. Brigham on behalf of the 
Bishop Museum. No known individual was identified.
    Prior to 1892, an image incorporating human hair was received as a 
gift by the Bishop Museum from the Trustees of O'ahu College. No known 
individual was identified.
    Prior to 1892, two bracelets incorporating human bone were received 
from an unknown source as part of the original Bishop Museum 
collections. No known individual was identified.
    In 1893, a sash with human teeth, a pahu (drum) incorporating human 
teeth, and a refuse container with human teeth were removed from 
'Iolani Palace by the Provisional Government and sent into the 
collections of the Bishop Museum. No known individual was identified.
    In 1895, an image incorporating human hair was purchased by the 
Bishop Museum from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions. No further documentation is available. No known individual 
was identified.
    In 1908, an ipu with human teeth from Kohala, HI, was purchased by 
the Bishop Museum from the estate of William E.H. Deverill. No further 
information is available. No known individual was identified.
    In 1910, a sash incorporating human teeth was received by the 
Bishop Museum as a gift from Queen Lili'uokalani. No further 
information is available. No known individual was identified.
    In 1916, a piece of fishhook made of human bone and a tool made of 
human bone were donated to the Bishop Museum by Mr. Albert F. Judd, Jr. 
No further documentation is available. No known individual was 
identified.
    In 1920, a kahili incorporating human bone was received by the 
Bishop Museum as a gift from Elizabeth Keka'ani'auokalani Pratt and Ewa 
K. Cartwright Styne. No further documentation is available. No known 
individual was identified.
    In 1923, three kahili incorporating human bone were received by the 
Bishop Museum as a gift from Elizabeth Kahanu Kalaniana`ole Woods. No 
further documentation is available. No known individual was identified.
    In 1932, a kahili handle incorporating human bone was received by 
the Bishop Museum as a bequest from Lucy K. Peabody. No known 
individual was identified.
    In 1944, a refuse container incorporating human teeth was donated 
to the Bishop Museum by Catherine Goodale. This container had been on 
loan to the Bishop Museum since 1928. No known individual was 
identified.
    After review, officials of the Bishop Museum determined that while 
these cultural items contain human remains, the cultural items 
themselves are not considered human remains pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 
(d)(1) and are not eligible for repatriation. In addition, the cultural 
items that are part of the founding collection or that have been given 
to Bishop Museum by members of the royal family are not eligible for 
repatriation as the ali'i had right of possession of these items and 
thus were given with clear title to the Bishop Museum. This notice does 
not recall the cultural items from the original notice that have since 
been repatriated and only applies to the 24 cultural items described 
above.
    Representatives of any Native Hawaiian organizations that wish to 
comment on this notice should address their comments to Betty Lou Kam, 
Vice-President, Cultural Resources, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, 
Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 848-4144, before June 25, 2007.
    The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying the Friends of 
'Iolani Palace, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawaii Nei, Office of 
Hawaiian Affairs, and Princess Nahoa Olelo 'O Kamehameha Society that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 20, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-10019 Filed 5-23-07; 8:45 am]

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