FR Doc E8-19310[Federal Register: August 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 163)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State 
University, Corvallis, OR

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 Horner Collection, 
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. The human remains were removed 
from an unknown location in Hawai`i.
    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 Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawai`i. The 
Alapa `I Hanapi, Hawai`i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 
O Hawai`i Nei, Kauai[sol]Niihau Island Burial Council, Maui[sol]Lanai 
Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial Council, O'ahu Burial 
Committee, and Van Horn Diamond `Ohana were notified, but did not 
participate in consultations concerning the human remains.
    At an unknown time by an unknown donor, human remains representing 
a minimum of one individual were accessioned into the Horner 
Collection. This skull came into the Horner Collection at an unknown 
time, but is accounted for in an inventory report of the Oregon State 
University's Osteology Collection, located in the Anthropology 
Department, in 1976. Notations taken at the time identify the skull as 
``Hawaii.'' No additional information on provenience is available. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Osteologist professionals of the Anthropology Department at Oregon 
State University have determined that the skull is possibly of Native 
Hawaiian ancestry.
    Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains

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described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native Hawaiian ancestry. Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon 
State University 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 the Office of 
Hawaiian Affairs.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
Organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 
human remains should contact Sabah Randhawa, Executive Vice President 
and Provost, President's Office, Oregon State University, 600 Kerr 
Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-8260, 
before September 22, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Horner Collection, Oregon State University is responsible for 
notifying the Alapa `I Hanapi, Hawai`i Island Burial Council, Hui 
Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, Kauai[sol]Niihau Island Burial 
Council, Maui[sol]Lanai Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial 
Council, O'ahu Burial Committee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Van 
Horn Diamond `Ohana that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 14, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-19310 Filed 8-20-08; 8:45 am]

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