[Federal Register: March 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 47)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

CORRECTION-Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American
Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects from Kawaihae, Kohala,
Island of Hawaii, HI, in the Possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Museum, Honolulu, HI

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from Kawaihae, Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI, in the
possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI.
    This notice corrects the list of culturally affiliated groups cited
in the Notice of Inventory Completion published April 5, 2000. The list
of culturally affiliated groups is corrected by adding the following
groups: the Kekumano `Ohana, the Keohokalole `Ohana, the Hawaiian
Genealogy Society, Na Papa Kanaka O Pu`ukohola Heiau, the Native
Hawaiian Advisory Council, the Pu`uhonua O Waimanalo, the Royal
Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts, the Nation of Hawai`i, and the
Van Horn Diamond `Ohana. Paragraphs seven and eight of the April 5,
2000, notice are corrected by substituting the following two
paragraphs:
    Based on the style and type of the associated funerary object and
unassociated funerary objects from this lava tube complex, manner of
interments, and recovery locations, these individuals have been
determined to be Native American. In consultation with the Hawai`i
Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, and the
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum decided
that no attempt would be made to determine the age of the human
remains. Due to the lack of identifiable individuals, the museum has
been unable to make any lineal descent determinations. Museum officials
believe that the claims of the Hawai`i Island Burial Council, Hui
Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands,
the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Kekumano `Ohana, the Keohokalole
`Ohana, the Hawaiian Genealogy Society, Na Papa Kanaka O Pu`ukohola
Heiau, the Native Hawaiian Advisory Council, the Pu`uhonua O Waimanalo,
the Royal Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts, the Nation of Hawai`i,
and the Van Horn Diamond `Ohana address and encompass individual,
family, and community interests.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bernice
Pauahi Bishop Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of a minimum of 18 individuals of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum have also determined
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(2), the one object listed above is
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 Bernice Pauahi 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 and associated funerary object and the
Hawai`i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei,
the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs,
the Kekumano `Ohana, the Keohokalole `Ohana, the Hawaiian Genealogy
Society, Na Papa Kanaka O Pu`ukohola Heiau, the Native Hawaiian
Advisory Council, the Pu`uhonua O Waimanalo, the Royal Hawaiian Academy
of Traditional Arts, the Nation of Hawai`i, and the Van Horn Diamond
`Ohana.
    This notice also corrects the list of organizations to which this
is notice is sent by deleting Henry A. Auwae and Melvin Kalahiki, Jr.,
adding the groups listed above, providing new contact information, and
providing a new response date. The last paragraph of the April 5, 2000,
notice is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: This
notice has been sent to officials of the Hawai`i Island Burial Council,
Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei, the Department of Hawaiian
Homelands, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Kekumano `Ohana, the
Keohokalole `Ohana, the Hawaiian Genealogy Society, Na Papa Kanaka O
Pu`ukohola Heiau, the Native Hawaiian Advisory Council, the Pu`uhonua O
Waimanalo, the Royal Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts, the Nation
of Hawai`i, and the Van Horn Diamond `Ohana. Representatives of any
other tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these
human remains and objects should contact Guy Kaulukukui, Assistant
NAGPRA Program Manager, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice
Street, Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 847-8274, before April 9,
2001. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects
to the Hawai`i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai`i
Nei, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, the Office of Hawaiian
Affairs, the Kekumano `Ohana, the Keohokalole `Ohana, the Hawaiian
Genealogy Society, Na Papa Kanaka O Pu`ukohola Heiau, the Native
Hawaiian Advisory Council, the Pu`uhonua O Waimanalo, the Royal
Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts, the Nation of Hawai`i, and the
Van Horn Diamond `Ohana may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 23, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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