[Federal Register: October 16, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 201)]
[Notices]
[Page 53935]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Hawaii in the Possession of the University of Kansas, Museum of
Anthropology, Lawrence, KS

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 Museum of Anthropology, University of
Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Museum of
Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of
Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei.
    Prior to 1947 human remains representing three individuals were
donated to the Museum of Anthropology by Mr. L.A. Walworth. No known
individuals were identified. There are no associated funerary objects.
    Accession records list these human remains as being collected from
the ``battle field of 1820, Isle of Kanai (sic), belonging to the O'ahu
tribe, Hawaii.'' Representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i
Nei indicate that Native Hawaiian were involved in a battle on the
island of Kaua'i in 1825, not 1820. Documentation on this battle is
mentioned in, Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii by Samuel M. Kamakau, The
Kamehameha Schools Press, Honolulu, 1992.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Museum
of Anthropology, University of Kansas have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Museum of Anthropology 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 American
human remains and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs and the Kauai/Nihau Island Burial Council.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Kauai/Nihau Island
Burial Council. Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian
organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Mary Adair, Museum of Anthropology,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045; telephone (913) 864-4245
before November 15, 1996. Repatriation of the human remains to Hui
Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and
the Kauai/Nihau Island Burial Council may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: October 10, 1996,
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-26456 Filed 10-15-96; 8:45 am]
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