[Federal Register: October 2, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 192)]
[Notices]
[Page 51462]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Hawaii in the Possession of the Reading Public Museum, Reading, 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), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the possession of the Reading Public
Museum, Reading, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Reading
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of Hui
Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'I Nei.
    In 1957, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from Kailua, O'ahu, and donated to the museum by Mr. Joseph A. O'Leary.
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects
are present.
    Consultation evidence presented by representatives of Hui Malama I
Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'I Nei identifies the sand dunes of Kailua are
traditional Hawaiian burial grounds.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Reading
Public 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 Reading
Public Museum 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 these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'I Nei.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'I Nei. Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization
that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary objects should contact Michael A.
Feyers, The Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading PA 19611-
1425; telephone: (610) 371-5627, before November 1, 1996. Repatriation
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna 'O Hawai'I Nei may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: September 26, 1996.
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,Acting Manager, Archeology
and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-25165 Filed 10-1-96; 8:45 am]
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