[Federal Register: November 13, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 219)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the U.S. Department
of Defense, U.S. Army, Fort Shafter, U.S. Army Garrison, HI

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the control of the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S.
Army, Fort Shafter, U.S. Army Garrison, HI.
    This notice is 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

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museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
Hawaiian 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 U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, MO, Mandatory Center of
Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections
professional staff in consultation with representatives of Hui Malama I
Na Kupuna `O Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1983, human remains representing five individuals were recovered
from an unknown location in the vicinity of Fort Shafter, Honolulu, HI,
by unknown individuals. There is no information regarding the specific
provenance or the circumstances of removal of these human remains. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Osteological characteristics identify these human remains as Native
American. Based on the geographical location and dates of other sites
in the vicinity of Fort Shafter, these remains are identified as Native
Hawaiian.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the U.S.
Army have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human
remains listed above represent the physical remains of five individuals
of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Officials of the United States Army also
have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced
between these Native Hawaiian human remains and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna
`O Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna `O
Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu 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
should contact Dr. Laurie Lucking, Cultural Resources Manager,
Environmental Division, USAG-HI, Building 105, WAAF, Schofield
Barracks, HI 96857, telephone (808) 656-2878, extension 1052, before
December 13, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna `O Hawai'i Nei, the Oahu Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.

    Dated: September 4, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-28307 Filed 11-19-01; 8:45 am]
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