[Federal Register: November 13, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 219)]
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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, Pohakuloa Training Area, 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, Pohakuloa Training Area, 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
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
installation staff, and 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 Koa Mana, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O
Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    In 1985, human remains representing one individual were removed
during archeological testing at the Bobcat Trail Habitation Cave site
(HI Site No. 50-10-30-5004), Hawai'i Island, by Paul H. Rosendahl,
Inc., staff under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Honolulu District. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    The remains were found in an ash deposit in the cave. Volcanic
glass hydration dating of obsidian associated with the feature
indicates a date range of A.D. 1468-1552 for the formation of the
deposit.
    In 1987, human remains representing one individual were removed
during archeological excavations at HI Site No. 50-10-30-10650, Hawai'i
Island, by International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc., staff
under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The remains were removed from a hearth deposit. Radiocarbon dating
provides a date range of A.D. 1153-1311 for the formation of the
hearth.
    Osteological characteristics identify these human remains as Native
American. Based on the geographical location and dates of the sites,
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 two individuals
of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Officials of the U.S. 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 the Koa Mana, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna
O Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i Island Burial Council, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Koa Mana, Hui Malama
I Na Kupuna `O Hawaii Nei, the Hawai'i 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 should contact Dr. Laurie Lucking, Cultural
Resources Manager, Environmental Division, USAGHI, Building 105, WAAF,
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857, telephone (808) 656-2878, extension 1052,
before December 13, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to the Koa
Mana, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, the Hawai'i Island 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. 01-28306 Filed 11-09-01; 8:45 am]
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