[Federal Register: April 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 66)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items from Kawaihae,
Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI 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 under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 43 CFR 10.10 (a)(3), of the intent to repatriate
cultural items in the possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum,
Honolulu, HI which meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary
objects'' under Section 2 of the Act.
    The five cultural items include two wooden images, a feather cape
fragment, a wooden funnel, and a bracelet. In 1905, these five cultural
items were removed from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI by
William Wagner and Friedrich A. Haenisch, who transferred these
cultural items to the Bishop Museum in 1907.
    The 13 cultural items are samples of bark cloth. In 1919, these 13
cultural items from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI and
donated by David Forbes, William Wagner, and Friedrich A. Haenisch were
found in Bishop Museum collections. These cultural items were most
likely collected during the 1905 expedition to the Kawaihae site.
    The six cultural items are six pieces of bark cloth. In 1921, these
six cultural items from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI
were donated to the Bishop Museum by Robert Van Deusen.
    The one cultural item is a piece of bark cloth. In 1923, this
cultural item, from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI and
collected by Jay M. Kuhns, M.D., was donated to the Bishop Museum by
Ditley Due Thaanum.
    The one cultural item is a piece of a canoe. In 1934, this cultural
item from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae,

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Kohala, HI was donated to the Bishop Museum by D. Billam-Walker.
    The nine cultural items include wood, bark cloth, and mat samples.
In 1935, these nine cultural items from a lava tube complex in
Kawaihae, Kohala, HI were removed by J. Everett Brumaghim and donated
to the Bishop Museum in 1939.
    The 12 cultural items include bark cloth, mat, and cordage samples.
In 1939, these 12 cultural items were removed from a lava tube complex
in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI by Kenneth P. Emory of the Bishop Museum and
Keith K. Jones.
    The two cultural items are two sets of bark cloth samples. In 1939,
these two cultural items from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala,
HI were donated to the Bishop Museum by Julius Rodman.
    The one cultural item is a sample of cordage. This cultural item,
labeled from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI was found in
the Bishop Museum's collections in 1939.
    The 14 cultural items include a series of mat, cordage, and bark
cloth samples. In 1954, these 14 cultural items from a lava tube
complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI were donated to the Bishop Museum by
Mrs. Annabelle L. Ruddle.
    The 73 cultural items are bark cloth samples. In 1960, these 73
cultural items from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI were
donated to the Bishop Museum by Mrs. Cy Gillette. At an earlier date,
these cultural items had been give to Mrs. Gillette by Keith K. Jones.
    The four cultural items include four binders of bark cloth samples.
In 1980, these cultural items from a lava tube complex in Kawaihae,
Kohala, HI were donated to the Bishop Museum by John L. Earle, who had
collected them at an earlier date.
    The four cultural items include four binders of bark cloth samples
and a cordage sample. In 1994, these cultural items from a lava tube
complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI were found in the Bishop Museum's
collections.
    The 20 cultural items include samples of cordage, mat, and bark
cloth. In 1985, these cultural items from a lava tube complex in
Kawaihae, Kohala, HI were donated to the Bishop Museum by Catherine
Summers, who complied these samples from Bishop Museum collections.
    Based on the style and type of the unassociated funerary objects,
the manner of interments, and recovery locations from a lava tube
complex in Kawaihae, Kohala, HI, these individuals have been determined
to be Native American.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bishop
Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(2)(ii), these
168 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. Officials of the Bishop Museum have also
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship
of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between these
items and the Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O
Hawai'i Nei, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the Office of
Hawaiian Affairs.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Hawaii Island Burial
Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, the Department of
Hawaiian Homelands, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Henry A. Auwae, and
Melvin Kalahiki, Sr. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these objects should
contact Valerie Free, Unit Manager, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street,
Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone: (808) 847-8205 before May 5, 2000.
Repatriation of these objects to the Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui
Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands,
and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 22, 2000.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-8350 Filed 4-4-00; 8:45 am]
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