[Federal Register: August 27, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 166)]
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[Page 45439]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for an Associated Funerary Object
in the Possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

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 associated funerary
objects in the possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum,
Honolulu, HI.
    A detailed assessment of the associated funerary objects was made
by Bishop Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, Hawaii Island
Burial Council, Kauai/Nihau Island Burial Council, Maui/Lanai Island
Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial Council, O'ahu Burial Committee,
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Nahoa 'Olelo O Kamehameha Society, and the
Hawaiian Civic Club.
    In 1896, an Ipu'ai was purchased by the Bishop Museum from the
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
    In traditional Native Hawaiian practice, the ipu'ai is manufactured
exclusively as a receptacle of food for the dead. The form of this
ipu'ai is consistent with other known ipu'ai and traditional Native
Hawaiian practice.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bishop
Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the one
object listed above are 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. Lastly, officials of the Bishop Museum 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 this associated funerary object and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, Hawaii Island Burial Council, Kauai/Nihau Island Burial
Council, Maui/Lanai Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial
Council, O'ahu Burial Committee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Nahoa
'Olelo O Kamehameha Society, and the Hawaiian Civic Club.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O
Hawai'i Nei, Hawaii Island Burial Council, Kauai/Nihau Island Burial
Council, Maui/Lanai Island Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial
Council, O'ahu Burial Committee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Nahoa
'Olelo O Kamehameha Society, and the Hawaiian Civic Club.
Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian organization that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with this associated funerary object
should contact Janet Ness, Registrar, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum,
1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817; telephone: (808) 848-4105,
before September 26, 1997. Repatriation of the associated funerary
object to the Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawai'i Nei, Hawaii Island
Burial Council, Kauai/Nihau Island Burial Council, Maui/Lanai Island
Burial Council, Molokai Island Burial Council, O'ahu Burial Committee,
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Nahoa 'Olelo O Kamehameha Society, and the
Hawaiian Civic Club may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: August 14, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-22738 Filed 8-26-97; 8:45 am]
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