[Federal Register: October 4, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 194)]
[Notices]
[Page 52059]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Hawaii in the Possession of the Fowler Museum of Cultural History,
University of California-Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 from
Hawaii in the possession of the Fowler Museum of Cultural History,
University of California-Los Angeles, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the museum
professional staff in consultation with representatives of Hui Malama I
Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'I Nei.
    The human remains represent a minimum of seven individuals. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present. One jaw bone is labeled ``L. Miller, Pre-Columbian Native.''
Naturalist Loye Miller is believed to have collected these human
remains in 1901 and 1903 on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu--at Punahou
Campus, the J.S. Castle Grounds, and Waikiki--and Kauai, at Kipukai. It
is likely that these human remains came to UCLA along with non-human
remains that are now part of Biology Department's the bird and mammal
collection. In 1995, the human remains were transferred from the UCLA
Department of Biology to the Archaeological Collections Facility of the
Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
    UCLA physical anthropologists have not been able to determine
conclusively that these human remains are Native Hawaiian. However,
representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei identified the
sand dunes of Waikiki and Kipukai as traditional Hawaiian burial
grounds. Representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei
believe that the lack of associated funerary objects with the Punahou
Campus and the J.S. Castle Grounds human remains is indicative of pre-
contact Native Hawaiian burials.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Fowler
Museum of Cultural History have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of seven individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of
the Fowler Museum of Cultural 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 these Native American
human remains 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, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Oahu Burial Committee,
and the Kauai/Nihau Island Burial Council. Representatives of any other
Native Hawaiian organization that believes itself to be culturally
affiliated with these human remains and should contact Harold Horowitz
the NAGPRA Coordinator, Office of the Chancellor, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
90095, telephone: (310) 825-3504, before November 4, 1996. Repatriation
of the human remains to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'I Nei may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: September 30, 1996,
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-25473 Filed 10-3-96; 8:45 am]
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