[Federal Register: October 15, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 200)]
[Notices]
[Page 53755-53756]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion of Native American Human Remains
from the State of Hawaii in the Possession of the University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

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, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d), of
the completion of the inventory of human remains from the State of
Hawaii in the possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA.
    A detailed inventory and assessment of these human remains has been
made by University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology professional staff and representatives of Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei.
    All the human remains listed in this notice are in the control of
the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. In 1936, the Academy
placed these human remains on indefinite loan to the University of
Pennsylvania Museum. The Academy has authorized the University of
Pennsylvania Museum to repatriate these human remains, pursuant to
NAGPRA. There are no funerary objects associated with these remains. No
known individuals were identified.
    In 1893, Dr. J. M. Whitney collected the remains of an unknown
number of individuals from a lava cave on the island of Hawai'i. Of
these, twenty eight were presented to the Academy at an unknown date by
Dr. C.N. Peirce. Of these, twenty four individuals (UPMAA catalogue
numbers L-606-1749 through 1768, L-606-1770, L-606-1772, L-606-1773,
and L-606-1775) have been identified and inventoried by the University
of Pennsylvania Museum and are covered by this notice.
    In 1893, Professors Benjamin Sharp and William Libbey collected the
remains of an unknown number of individuals at Kipukai, Kauai. Of
these, nineteen were presented to the Academy by Professors Sharp and
Libbey in 1894-1895. All nineteen of these human remains (L-606-2087
through 2096, and L-606-2179 through 2187) have been identified and
inventoried by the University of Pennsylvania Museum and are covered by
this notice.
    Prior to 1849, Dr. William S. Ruschenberger collected the remains
of three individuals (L-606-564, L-606-565 and L-606-566) on the island
of O'ahu. Accession records indicate that the remains, `` * * *were
presented to Dr. Ruschenberger by a chief of the Sandwich Islands, Dr.
R. having solicited them for scientific purposes.'' Prior to 1849, Dr.
John K. Townsend collected the remains of one individual (L-606-695) on
the island of O'ahu. The human remains collected on O'ahu by Drs.
Ruschenberger and Townsend were purchased by the Academy from the
Estate of Dr. Samuel G. Morton in 1853. In 1873, William H. Jones,
M.D., U.S.N., U.S.S. Portsmouth, collected the remains of twelve
individuals from ``old burying grounds on the plains of Wimanalo,
O'ahu.'' The remains of nine individuals collected by Dr. Jones in the
Hawaiian Islands are listed in the Academy ledgers as having been
presented to the Academy at an unknown date. Of these, five (L-606-1998
through 2002) have been identified and inventoried by the University of
Pennsylvania Museum and are covered by this notice. At an unknown date
the remains of one individual (L-606-1567) were collected on O'ahu. In
1900 Professor Benjamin Sharp donated these remains to the Academy. At
an unknown date A. M. Owen, M.D., U.S.N., U.S. Sloop St. Mary,
collected the remains of three individuals (L-606-1861, L-606-1862, and
L-606-2161) on O'ahu. In 1872, Dr. Owen donated these remains to the
Academy.
    In 1846, Lieutenant I. G. Strain, U.S.N., collected the remains of
one individual (L-606-1300) in the Hawaiian Islands. Prior to 1849, Dr.
John K. Townsend collected the remains of one individual (L-606-572) in
the Hawaiian Islands. These human remains were purchased by the Academy
from the Estate of Dr. Samuel G. Morton in 1853. In 1879, Miss E.S.
Boyd donated the remains of one individual (L-606-1863) collected in
the Hawaiian Islands to the Academy. At an unknown date, W.M. Gabb
donated the remains of one individual (L-606-1872) collected in the
Hawaiian Islands to the Academy. At an unknown date, the remains of one
individual (L-606-1864) collected in the Hawaiian Islands were donated
to the Academy by an unknown person. At an unknown date Captain
Waterman collected the remains of one individual (L-606-2003) in the
Hawaiian Islands. At an unknown date Captain Waterman presented these
remains to the Academy.
    Based on the above information, officials of University of
Pennsylvania Museum have determined, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
that the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of
sixty two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Museum have determined pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
3001 (2) that there is a relationship of shared group identity which
can be reasonably traced between the twenty four human remains
catalogued as L-606-1749 through 1768, L-606-1770, L-606-1772, L-606-
1773, and L-606-1775, and present-day members of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna
'O Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Hawai'i Island
Burial Council. Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum have
determined

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pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2) that there is a relationship of shared
group identity which can be reasonably traced between the nineteen
human remains catalogued as L-606-2087 through 2096, and L-606-2179
through 2187, and present-day members of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Kauai/Nihau Island
Burial Council. Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum have
determined pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2) that there is a relationship
of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between the
thirteen human remains catalogued as L-606-564, L-606-565, L-606-566,
L-606-695, L-606-1567, L-606-1861 through 1862, L-606-2161, and L-606-
1998 through 2002 and present-day members of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the O'ahu Burial
Committee. Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum have
determined pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2) that there is a relationship
of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between the six
human remains catalogued as L-606-1300, L-606-1863, L-606-1864, L-606-
1872, L-606-572, and L-606-2003 and present-day members of Hui Malama I
Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei,
the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, the
O'ahu Burial Committee, and the Kauai/Nihau Island Burial Council.
Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization which
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Dr. Jeremy A. Sabloff, the Charles K. Williams II
Director, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324,
telephone: (215) 898-4051, fax: (215) 898-0657, before November 14,
1996. Repatriation of the human remains to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Hawai'i Island Burial
Council, the O'ahu Burial Committee, and the Kauai/Nihau Island Burial
Council as stated above may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: October 9, 1996,
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-26377 Filed 10-11-96; 8:45 am]
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