[Federal Register: July 11, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 133)]
[Notices]
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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 University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA; and in the Control
of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 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 from
Hawaii in the possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA; and in the control of
the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

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    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei. The following
human remains were indefinitely loaned to the University of
Pennsylvania Museum by the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1966. The
Academy of Natural Sciences has authorized the University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to repatriate these
human remains pursuant to NAGPRA.
    In 1966, human remains representing four individuals were loaned to
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
by the Academy of Natural Sciences. Archival documentation at the
Academy of Natural Sciences indicates these individuals were removed
from ``old burying grounds on the plains of Wimanalo, Oahu'' by William
H. Jones, M.D., U.S.N., U.S.S. Portsmouth in 1873. No known individuals
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1966, human remains representing one individual were loaned to
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
by the Academy of Natural Sciences. Accession information indicates
this individual is a ``Sandwich Islander'' from the island of Oahu. The
original date, collector, and circumstances of collection are not
known. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Accession information and other documentation indicate these human
remains are from the island of Oahu, Hawaii. There is no morphological
evidence to indicate these human remains are not Native Hawaiian.
    Based on the above information, officials of the University of
Pennsylvania Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), that these human remains represent the physical remains of five
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of
Pennsylvania 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 Hui
Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the O'ahu Island Burial Council, and
the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1966, human remains representing two individuals were loaned to
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
by the Academy of Natural Sciences. Accession information and other
documentation indicate that in 1893, these remains were removed from a
lava cave on the island of Hawaii by Dr. J.M. Whitney and donated to
the Academy of Natural Sciences by Dr. C.N. Pierce at an unknown date.
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects
are present.
    Accession information and other documentation indicate these human
remains are from the island of Hawaii. There is no morphological
evidence to indicate these human remains are not Native Hawaiian.
    Based on the above information, officials of the University of
Pennsylvania 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
University of Pennsylvania 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 the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna
'O Hawai'i Nei, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1966, human remains representing one individual were loaned to
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
by the Academy of Natural Sciences. These remains were donated to the
Academy of Natural Sciences at an unknown date by an unknown person(s).
Information with these remains states that this individual is a
``Sandwich Islander.'' The original date, collector, and circumstances
of collection are not known. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Information indicates these human remains are from Hawaii. There is
no morphological evidence to indicate these human remains are not
Native Hawaiian.
    Based on the above information, officials of the University of
Pennsylvania Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
University of Pennsylvania 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 Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hawai'i Island Burial
Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the O'ahu Island Burial
Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Representatives of any
other Native Hawaiian organization that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Dr. Jeremy A. Sabloff, the Charles K. Williams
II Director, 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 August 11, 1997.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Hawai'i Island Burial Council,
Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the O'ahu Island Burial Council,
and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as listed above may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: July 3, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-18231 Filed 7-10-97; 8:45 am]
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