[Federal Register: April 12, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 72)]
[Notices]
[Page 16264-16265]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for an Associated Funerary Object
in the Possession of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History,
Santa Cruz, CA

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), 25 U.S.C.
3003(d), of the completion of an inventory of an associated funerary
object in the control of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History,
Santa Cruz, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the associated funerary object was made by
Santa Cruz City Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the Maui/
Lana'i Islands Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1904, a piece of scalp with hair representing one individual was
donated to the City of Santa Cruz by Ms. Laura Hecox. No known
individual was identified.
    During the 1890s, this human remain was collected by Dr. Alex H.
Bailey.

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Information provided by Dr. Bailey indicates this human remain was one
of many distributed during the mourning period for Queen Emma
Kaleleonalani Rooke. Following the death of a greatly respected leader,
Native Hawaiian mourners would contribute small scalplocks to be worn
throughout the community during a mourning period. After the mourning
period, the leader would be interred with these scalplocks of mourners.
Consultation evidence presented by Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i
Nei indicates this human remain was ``intended to accompany Queen Emma
Kaleleonalani Rooke to heaven.''
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Santa
Cruz City Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to
25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the one object listed above is reasonably
believed to be an item exclusively made for burial purposes and
therefore considered an associated funerary object. Officials of the
Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History have also determined that,
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group
identity which can be reasonably traced between this associated
funerary object and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei and the Maui/
Lanai'i Islands Burial Council.

    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, Maui/Lana'i Islands Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs. Representatives of any other Indian tribe or Native
Hawaiian organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with this associated funerary objects should contact Ms. Sally Legakis,
Registrar, Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff
drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, telephone (408) 429-3760, before May 13,
1996. Repatriation of the associated funerary object may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.

Dated: April 5, 1996.

Veletta Canouts,

Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Deputy Chief, Archeology
& Ethnography Program.

[FR Doc. 96-9131 Filed 4-11-96; 8:45 am]

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