[Federal Register: July 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 141)]
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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 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, DoI.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Hawaii in the
possession of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. This notice is being
published as part of the National Park Service's administrative
responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The determinations
within this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum,
institution, or Federal Agency who has control of these Native American
human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park
Service is not responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody
Essex Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of
Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, Ka Lahui Hawai'i, and the Office
of Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1800, human remains representing one individual in the form of a
fish hook from Hawaii were donated to the Peabody Essex Museum by John
Derby. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    In 1802, human remains representing one individual in the form of a
fish hook from Hawaii were donated to the Peabody Essex Museum by
Captain William Bunker. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1916, human remains representing one individual in the form of a
fish hook from Hawaii were donated to the Peabody Essex Museum by the
Museum of the American Indian (Heye Foundation). No known individual
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1922, human remains representing one individual in the form of a
fish hook from Hawaii were depositied with the Peabody Essex Museum by
the Worcester Historical Society. In 1996, these human remains were
gifted to the Peabody Essex Museum by the Worcester Historical Society.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Before 1868, human remains representing one individual in the form
of a fish hook were collected from Hawaii by Rev. Asa Thurston. In
1925, these human remains were donated to the Peabody Essex Museum by
Stephen W. Phillips. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    Between 1928-1932, human remains representing three individuals in
the forms of two fish hooks and a fishing net needle were collected
from Hawaii by F. Walter Bergmann. In 1957, these human remains were
donated to the Peabody Essex Museum by F. Walter Bergmann. 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 indicates these objects are human remains.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Essex Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of at least
eight individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody
Essex Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), 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, Ka Lahui Hawai'i, and the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, Ka Lahui Hawai'i, and the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact
Christina Hellmich, Director of Collections Management, Peabody Essex
Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970; telephone (978) 745-1876,
facimile (978) 744-003, before August 21, 2000. Repatriation of the
human remains to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, Ka Lahui
Hawai'i, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: June 13, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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