Federal  Register /  Vol. 60 No.  112 /  Monday, June  12, 1995 /
          Notices                                        Page 30898 & 30899

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



          National Park Service



          Notice of Completion of Inventory of Native American Human Remains from

          Hawaii,  formerly in  the  possession of  the  Joseph Moore  Museum  of

          Natural History, Earlham College, Richmond, IN



          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.



          ACTION:   Notice.

          _______________________________________________________________________



          Notice  is hereby  given in  accordance with  provisions of  the Native

          American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d), of

          the completion of  the inventory  of human remains  from Oahu,  Hawaii,

          formerly  in the  possession  of the  Joseph  Moore Museum  of  Natural

          History, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.



          The detailed inventory and assessment of  the two sets of human remains

          from Oahu has been made by  the museum staff and representatives of Hui

          Malama  I  Na Kupuna  'O Hawai'i  Nei,  a Native  Hawaiian organization

          recognized at 25 U.S.C. 3003 2 (6)



          The  two sets of  remains were given  to the museum  in 1875 by unknown

          persons.  Accession records indicate that one  set of remains came from



          "...a  sandbed east of Honolulu, Oahu,..."  This locality is presumably

          in the ahupua'a of Waikiki, in the moku of Kona.  These remains consist

          of a complete cranium (without  lower jaw) of an adult.  The second set

          is  described as  comming  from "Laico,  Oahu."   The  second  location

          presumably  refers  to La'ie,  which  is  an ahupua'a  in  the  moku of

          Ko'olauloa, on the north shore  of Oahu.  These  remains consist of   a

          frontal bone of a juvenile.



          Inventory  of  the human  remains and  funerary  objects and  review of

          accompanying  documentation from the two  sets of Native American human

          remains   listed  above   indicate  that   no  known   individuals  are

          identifiable.



          Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Joseph Moore

          Museum of Natural History, Earlham College, have determined pursuant to

          25 U.S.C. (2)  that there is  a relationship  of shared group  identity

          which can  be reasonably traced  between these remains  and present-day

          Native Hawaiian organizations.



          Representatives of culturally affiliated Native  Hawaiian organizations

          are advised that  the human remains have been transferred,  on loan, to

          representatives  of Hui  Malama  I Na  Kupuna 'O  Hawai'i Nei  who have

          agreed to delay reinterment until  July 12, 1995, after which  they may

          be reinterred.  This notice has been sent of officials of the Office of

          Hawaiian Affairs, Hui  Malama I Na  Kupuna 'O Hawai'i  Nei, and to  the

          Oahu  burial council.   Representatives  of any  other Native  Hawaiian

          organization  that believes  itself  to be  culturally affiliated  with

          these  human  remains should  contact  Dr. John  Iverson,  Joseph Moore

          Museum  of  Natural  History,  Earlham  College,  Richmond,  IN  47374,



          telephone: (317) 983-1405 and  Kunani Nihipali, Hui Malama I  Na Kupuna

          'O  Hawai'i  Nei,  P.O.  Box  190  Hale'iwa, HI  96712-0190  telephone:

          (808)595-6575 before July 12, 1995.



          Dated: June 2, 1995







          Francis P. McManamon

          Departmental Consulting Archeologist

          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

          [FR Doc. 95-14293; Filed 6-9-95; 8:45 am]

          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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