FR Doc E7-15822
[Federal Register: August 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 155)]
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[Page 45269]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession and 
control of Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI. The human remains were removed 
from multiple locations on the island of Kauai, HI.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bishop 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of Hui 
Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei and Kauai Island Burial Council.
    In 1949, two bags of human bone representing a minimum of one 
individual were collected by Tiare Emory and Rebecca Banks from 
Milolii, Napali, Kauai, HI. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1949, one human tooth and one bag of possible human bone 
fragments representing a minimum of one individual were collected by 
Tiare Emory and Rebecca Banks possibly from Canoe Shed Cave, Hanalei, 
Kauai, HI. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1955, Bishop Museum received two human teeth representing a 
minimum of one individual collected by George F. Arnemann from 
archeology site 50-Ka-C07-001, Haeleele, Kauai, HI. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1955, one human tooth representing a minimum of one individual 
was collected during a Bishop Museum and University of Hawaii-Manoa 
field school project by Bishop Museum staff from Haeleele Shelter 
(archeology site 50-Ka-C07-001), Kauai, HI. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1967, one human tooth and one human tooth fragment representing 
a minimum of one individual were found among midden at Moir's Garden, 
Koloa, Kauai, HI, by Bishop Museum staff. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 2002, three human teeth representing a minimum of one individual 
were found in the Bishop Museum collections from an unknown area of 
Kauai, HI. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of a minimum of six individuals of Native Hawaiian 
ancestry. Officials of the Bishop Museum also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group 
identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native Hawaiian 
human remains and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei.
    Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains 
should contact Betty Lou Kam, Vice-President, Cultural Resources, 
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 
848-4144, before September 12, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains 
to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei will proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward.
    The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying Hui Malama I Na 
Kupuna O Hawaii Nei and Kauai Island Burial Council that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: July 13, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-15822 Filed 8-10-07; 8:45 am]

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