FR Doc 03-10913
[Federal Register: May 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 85)]
[Notices]               
[Page 23490-23491]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 
Honolulu, HI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native 
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains from Moloka'i, HI, in the 
possession of the Bernice Pauahi 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, Sec. 5 
(d)(3). The determinations within this notice are the sole 
responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has 
control of these Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of these human remains has been made by the 
Bishop Museum's professional staff in consultation with representatives 
from the Moloka'i Island Burial Council.
    In 1952, human remains representing one individual were collected 
for the museum by Dr. K.P. Emory at the Makai Sink Shelter-Sand bluff 
area (50-Mo-B06-002; Mo site 9), Kaluakoi, Moloka'i, HI. The human 
remains are one human tooth. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1952, human remains representing one individual were collected 
for the museum by Dr. K.P. Emory at the Mo'omomi Shelter/Kaiehu (50-Mo-
B06-003; Mo Site 1), Kaluakoi, Moloka'i, HI. The human remains are one 
human tooth and a bag of human tooth

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fragments. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1971, human remains representing one individual were collected 
for the museum at the Kaupikiawa Cave (site Mo-B09-001), Kalaupapa, 
Moloka'i, HI. The human remains are one human tooth. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (9) and 2 (10), the human remains listed above 
represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Bishop Museum also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the 
Moloka'i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, 
and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains 
should contact Dr. Guy Kaulukukui, Vice President of Cultural Studies, 
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI, 96718-2704, telephone 
(808) 848-4126 before June 2, 2003. Repatriation of these human remains 
to the Moloka'i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i 
Nei, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs may begin after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying the Moloka'i Island 
Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, and the Office of 
Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 8, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 03-10913 Filed 5-1-02; 8:45 am]

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