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

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

          National Park Service

          Notice of  Inventory Completion for Native  Hawaiian remains from
          Sunset Beach, North Shore  of Oahu, Hawaii, in the  Possession of
          the University of Alaska  Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
          in Fairbanks, Alaska.

          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.

          ACTION:   Notice.
          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is   hereby  given  under  the   Native  American  Graves
          Protection  and  Repatriation Act  of 1990  of the  completion of
          inventory of  human remains  under Section  2 of  the act in  the
          possession  of the  University  of Alaska  Museum, University  of
          Alaska Fairbanks.

          The  human remains consist of a cranium and mandible collected at
          Sunset Beach, North  Shore of Oahu,  Hawaii by Margaret  MacMahon
          Ellis in 1948.  Accession records indicate that the human remains
          were donated to the University of Alaska Museum on May 1, 1949 by
          Mrs. Ellis and are identified as Accession 422, Catalog 16-1.

          The human remains represent an  adult of unknown sex.   There are
          no  morphological features  evident that  would suggest  that the
          human remains are anything other than those of a Native Hawaiian.
          Based  on the above  information the University  of Alaska Museum
          Curatorial  Staff believes  that a  relationship of  shared group
          identity can be reasonably  traced between the human remains  and
          the  descendants of  the aboriginal  people who,  prior to  1778,
          occupied  and   exercised  sovereignty  in  the   area  that  now
          constitutes the State of Hawai'i.


          The cranium was  repatriated in May, 1991,  to representatives of
          Hui  M lama I  N   K puna   O  Hawai i  Nei.    The  articulating
          mandible, which could not be located at that time, has since been
          found.  Representatives of  culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian
          organizations are advised that  the mandible has been transferred
          to  representatives of  Hui M lama  I N   K puna  O  Hawai i Nei.
          Representatives of  any other  Native Hawaiian organization  that
          believes itself  to be  culturally affiliated with  this mandible
          should contact:  Gary M.  Selinger, University of  Alaska Museum,
          University of  Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks,  AK 99775, telephone:
          (907)  474-6117; and Kunani Nihipali,  Hui M lama I  N  K puna  O
          Hawai i  Nei, P.O.  Box 190,  Hale'iwa, HI  96712-0190 telephone:
          (808)  587-0010,  by  December 23,  1994.    Reinternment  of the
          mandible by 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




          F. P. McManamon
          Departmental Consulting Archeologist
          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR Doc. 94-28902 Filed 11-22-94; 8:45 am]
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