[Federal Register: June 11, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 112)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Hawai'i in the Possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i
Island Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1893, human remains representing two individuals were removed
from ``a lava cave on the island of Hawai'i' by Dr. J.M. Whitney. At an
unknown date, Dr. C.N. Pierce donated these remains to the Academy of
Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, PA. In 1966, these remains were
placed on loan to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
and Anthropology. In 1998, one of these individuals was officially
transferred to the collections of the University of Pennsylvania
Museum. In 1999, the second individual was officially transferred to
the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were
present.
    Based on original accession information, these individuals have
been identified as Native Hawaiian. Geographical and historical
evidence provided during consultation by Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O
Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs indicates cultural affiliation between these human
remains and present day Native Hawaiians.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of
the University of Pennsylvania Museum have also 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 Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i
Island 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 Hawai'i Island Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, the Williams Director, University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce
Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324; telephone: (215) 898-4051, fax
(215) 898-0657, before July 12, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains
to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i Island Burial
Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: June 1, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-14829 Filed 6-10-99; 8:45 am]
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