[Federal Register: August 31, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 168)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Revision--Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains, Associated Funerary Objects, and Unassociated Funerary
Objects in the Control of the United States Marine Corps, Department of
the Navy, Honolulu, HI; and 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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains, associated funerary
objects, and unassociated funerary objects in the control of the United
States Marine Corps, Department of the Navy, Honolulu, HI; and in the
possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI. This
notice modifies the culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian organizations
in the Notice of Inventory Completion published April 22, 1998.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by United
States Marine Corps and Bishop Museum professional staff in
consultation with representatives of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i
Nei and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    Based on skeletal and cranial morphology, dentition, style and type
of associated funerary objects, manner of interments, and recovery
locations, the human remains listed above have been determined to be
Native Hawaiian. In consultation with Native Hawaiian organizations,
the U.S. Marine Corps and the Bishop Museum decided that no attempt
would be made to determine the age of the human remains. The various
ohana, or families, listed below are Native Hawaiian organizations
under 43 CFR 10.2 (b)(3)(i).
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the U.S.
Marine Corps and the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains referred to above represent the
physical remains of a minimum of 1,582 individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Bishop Museum have
also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 251 objects
referred to 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. Officials of the U.S. Marine Corps and the
Bishop Museum have further determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2)(ii), these 30 cultural items 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 and are believed, by a
preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific
burial site of an Native American individual. Lastly, officials of the
U.S. Marine Corps and the Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant
to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity
which can be reasonably traced between these Native American human
remains, associated funerary objects, and unassociated funerary objects
and Sam Monet/Fannie L. Moniz Ohana, Nalani Olds Ohana, Terrilee Napua
Keko'olani-Raymond Ohana, Carlos Manuel Ohana, Eric Po'ohina on his
behalf and on behalf of Huna Research Institute, the Princess Nahoa
Olelo o Kamehameha Society, Ka Ohana O Na Iwi o Mokapu representing
Gladys Pualoa and Ipolani Tano; Auld/Shaw Ohana; Victor Keli'imaika'i
Boyd Ohana; VanHorn Diamond Ohana; Kekumano Ohana; Hui Malama I Na
Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei; Ka Lahui Hawaii; Ko'olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club;
O'ahu Island Burial Council; the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Delilah
Ortiz Ohana; Ella Paguyo Ohana; Paoa/Kea/Lono Ohana; Herbert Pratt
Ohana; and the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club.
    This notice has been sent to Sam Monet/Fannie L. Moniz Ohana,
Nalani Olds Ohana, Terrilee Napua Keko'olani-Raymond Ohana, Carlos
Manuel Ohana, Eric Po'ohina on his behalf and on behalf of Huna
Research Institute, the Princess Nahoa Olelo o Kamehameha Society, Ka
Ohana O Na Iwi o Mokapu representing Gladys Pualoa and Ipolani Tano;
Auld/Shaw Ohana; Victor Keli'imaika'i Boyd Ohana; VanHorn Diamond
Ohana; Kekumano Ohana; Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei; Ka Lahui
Hawaii; Ko'olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club; O'ahu Island Burial Council;
the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Delilah Ortiz Ohana; Ella Paguyo Ohana;
Paoa/Kea/Lono Ohana; Herbert Pratt Ohana; and the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian
Civic Club. Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Ms.
June Cleghorn, Staff Archeologist, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe
Bay, HI 96863-3002; telephone: (808) 257-6920, ext. 230. Repatriation
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to Sam Monet/
Fannie L. Moniz Ohana, Nalani Olds Ohana, Terrilee Napua Keko'olani-
Raymond Ohana, Carlos Manuel Ohana, Eric Po'ohina on his behalf and on
behalf of Huna Research Institute, the Princess Nahoa Olelo o
Kamehameha Society, Ka Ohana O Na Iwi o Mokapu representing Gladys
Pualoa and Ipolani Tano; Auld/Shaw Ohana; Victor Keli'imaika'i Boyd
Ohana; VanHorn Diamond Ohana; Kekumano Ohana; Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O
Hawaiyi Nei; Ka Lahui Hawaii; Ko'olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club; O'ahu
Island Burial Council; the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Delilah Ortiz
Ohana; Ella Paguyo Ohana; Paoa/Kea/Lono Ohana; Herbert Pratt Ohana; and
the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club may begin after September 30,
1998, and at such time as the requesting parties agree upon their
disposition or the dispute is otherwise resolved pursuant to the
provisions of NAGPRA or by a court of competent jurisdiction [25 U.S.C.
3005 (e)].
Dated: August 25, 1998.
Veletta Canouts,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Deputy Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-23296 Filed 8-28-98; 8:45 am]
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