[Federal Register: October 10, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 198)]
[Notices]
[Page 53238]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from the Island of Maui, Hawaii, in the Possession of the Department of
Anthropology, California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service

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 in the
possession of the Department of Anthropology, California State
University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by CSU-
Fullerton Department of Anthropology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei.
    In 1970, human remains representing a minimum of sixteen
individuals were recovered from a site east of Paia, Maui during a
legally authorized salvage operation. No known individuals were
identified. Records indicate that funerary objects were also recovered
at the time, but are not in the possession of CSU-Fullerton.
    Visual examination of the human remains indicate these are Native
Hawaiian human remains from the pre-contact period based on morphology
and condition of the remains.  Representatives of Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei verify the site and manner of internment of these
individuals is consistent with Native Hawaiian traditional practice.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of California
State University-Fullerton have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of sixteen individuals of Native Hawaiian ancestry.  Officials
of California State University-Fullerton have 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 associated funerary objects and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Historic Preservation
Office, and the Maui/Lana'i Islands Burial Council.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Historic Preservation
Council, and the Maui/Lana'i Islands Burial Council. Representatives of
any other Native Hawaiian organization that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Dr. Judy Myers Suchey, Professor of
Anthropology, California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
92634; telephone: (714) 524-1265, before November 12, 1996.
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to
Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Historic Preservation Office, and the Maui/Lana'i Islands Burial
Council may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.
Dated: October 4, 1996,
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-26041 Filed 10-9-96; 8:45 am]
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