[Federal Register: October 3, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 193)]
[Notices]
[Page 51717]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
From Hawaii in the Possession of the California Academy of Sciences,
San Francisco, CA

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), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains from
Hawaii in the possession of the California Academy of Sciences, San
Francisco, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by California
Academy of Sciences professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna 'O Hawaii Nei, and the Maui/Lanai Island Burial Council.
    On April 2, 1902, Stanford University faculty member, J. O. Snyder
recovered a skull and mandible representing one individual from a sand
beach burial on Lanai Beach, Lanai Island, Hawaii. Documentation from
the time of the recovery states that the human remains were originally
buried with its hands clasping its knees. The human remains were
donated by Stanford University to the California Academy of Sciences
about 1985. No known individuals were identified and no associated
funerary objects accompanied these human remains. The geographic
location of the human remains and method of burial preparation are
typical of Native Hawaiian burials.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
California Academy of Sciences have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d) (1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of one (1) individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of
the California Academy of Sciences have also determined that, pursuant
to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity
which can be reasonably traced between these Native Hawaiian human
remains and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawaii Nei, and the Maui/Lanai Island Burial.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawaii Nei, and the Maui/Lanai
Island Burial Council. Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian
group or organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Russell P. Hartman, California
Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118,
Telephone: 415/750-7162, e-mail: [rhartman@calacademy.org], before
[thirty days from publication of this notice in the Federal Register].
Repatriation of the human remains to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs,
Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawaii Nei, and/or the Maui/Lanai Island
Burial Council may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.
Dated: September 30, 1996,
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting, Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Acting Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-25352 Filed 10-2-96; 8:45 am]
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