FR Doc 2010-15598[Federal Register: June 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 123)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: University of 
Hawai`i at Manoa, 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. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate a cultural item in the possession of the University of 
Hawai`i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, that meets the definition of 
unassociated funerary object under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural 
item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    A book entitled,"Hawaiian Kapas: Rodman collection, from Kahua, 
Kohala," is in the possession of the Hamilton Library, University of 
Hawai`i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. The book includes kapa (bark cloth) 
that originated from four known Hawaiian burial caves including Forbes 
Cave, Mummy Cave, Kukui Umi Cave, and Kanupa Cave. The manuscript by 
author Julius Rodman establishes a reasonable belief that the kapa 
included in the book were removed from the Hawaiian burial caves and 
are funerary objects as defined by NAGPRA. Since the book includes the 
kapa, it is considered to be one object and funerary in nature.
    Officials of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the object described above is 
reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human 
remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or 
ceremony and is believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have 
been removed from a specific burial site of a Native Hawaiian 
individual. Officials of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa 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 
unassociated funerary object and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 
unassociated funerary object should contact Gregg Takayama, Director of 
Community and Government Affairs, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
Office of the Chancellor, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, 
telephone (808) 956-9836, before July 28, 2010. Repatriation of the 
unassociated funerary objects to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Hawai`i at Manoa is responsible for notifying Hui 
Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 22, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-15598 Filed 6-25-10; 8:45 am]
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