[Federal Register: October 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 208)]
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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 the Hawaiian Islands in the
Possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from the Hawaiian Islands in the possession of the
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bishop
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the
Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council,
the Kaua'i/Ni'ihau Island Burial Council, the Maui/Lanai'i Island
Burial Council, the Moloka'i Island Burial Council, the O'ahu Island
Burial Council, Ka Lahui Hawai'i, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei,
and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1891, human remains representing 24 individuals from unknown
locations in the Hawaiian Islands were transferred to the Bishop Museum
from the Hawaiian Government Museum collections. No known individuals
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1910, human remains representing one individual from an unknown
location in the Hawaiian Islands were donated to the Bishop Museum by
the Hawaiian Board of Missions. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1928, human remains representing one individual from an unknown
location in the Hawaiian Islands were donated to the Bishop Museum by
an unknown donor. No known individual was identified. The one
associated funerary object is a burial kapa.
    In 1928, human remains representing four individuals from unknown
location(s) in the Hawaiian Islands were donated to the Bishop Museum
by an unknown donor. No known individuals were identified. The six
associated funerary objects are kapa, basketry, newspaper, and a wood
block with glass fragment.
    In 1952, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Bishop Museum by the Estate of Samuel Damon. These remains had been
removed as some earlier date from an unknown burial cave. No known
individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a
piece of kapa.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals from
unknown location(s) in the Hawaiian Islands were donated to the Bishop
Museum by an unknown donor. In 1995, these human remains were found in
Bishop Museum collections and accessioned at that time. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    In 1995, human remains representing three individuals were found in
Bishop Museum collections and accessioned at that time. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    In 1996, human remains representing 55 individuals were found in
Bishop Museum collections and accessioned at that time. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Also in 1996, human remains representing four individuals were
found in Bishop Museum collections and accessioned at that time. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    During consultation with Native Hawaiian organizations, the Bishop
Museum decided that no attempt would be made to determine the age of
the human remains. Geographic location, manner of interment, and types
of associated funerary object are all consistent with Native Hawaiian
tradition.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bishop
Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human
remains listed above represent the physical remains of 95 individuals
of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bishop Museum have also
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the eight objects
listed above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near
individual human

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remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or
ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group
identity which can be reasonably traced between these Native American
human remains and associated funerary objects and the Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, the Kaua'i/
Ni'ihau Island Burial Council, the Maui/Lanai'i Island Burial Council,
the Moloka'i Island Burial Council, the O'ahu Island Burial Council, Ka
Lahui Hawai'i, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, the Kaua'i/
Ni'ihau Island Burial Council, the Maui/Lanai'i Island Burial Council,
the Moloka'i Island Burial Council, the O'ahu Island Burial Council, Ka
Lahui Hawai'i, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
and associated funerary objects should contact Janet Ness, Registrar,
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817;
telephone: (808) 848-4105, before November 27, 1998. Repatriation of
the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Association of
Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, the Kaua'i/
Ni'ihau Island Burial Council, the Maui/Lanai'i Island Burial Council,
the Moloka'i Island Burial Council, the O'ahu Island Burial Council, Ka
Lahui Hawai'i, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.
Dated: October 15, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-28808 Filed 10-27-98; 8:45 am]
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