indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Native American Bank - Native people investing in Native communities
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Museum in Germany balks at repatriating scalps to tribes in US

Filed Under: Education | Law | World
More on: germany, michigan, museums, nagpra, soo tribe
     


A scene from the Indianerkinderfest at the Karl May Museum in Germany. Photo from Facebook

The Karl May Museum in Germany is holding onto 17 scalps despite requests from tribes to repatriate them for reburial.

Some of the scalps were put on display in public, drawing an angry reaction from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan and other tribes. The museum eventually decided to place them in storage but won't return them unless a clear link can be shown to a particular tribe.

“We don’t want to give this back to one tribe, and then another one comes and insists that it was theirs,” curator Hans Grunert told The New York Times.

Cecil Pavlat, a cultural repatriation specialist for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe, visited the museum in June to discuss the issue. The tribe and the museum agreed to try to verify the identity of one scalp that is believed to be from an Ojibwe ancestor.

Get the Story:
Lost in Translation: Germany’s Fascination With the American Old West (the New York Times 8/18)

Related Stories:
Tribes seek return of scalps on display at museum in Germany (03/12)
Spiegel: Artist accused of stealing sacred stone from Venezuela (10/07)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Patrick Murphy: Star Trek's William Shatner visits Navajoland (6/30)
Native Sun News: Wambli Ska group shares culture with youth (6/30)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux leader pushes zeolite mine (6/30)
Native Sun News: BLM to update plan for land near Bear Butte (6/30)
Alex Jacobs: Fake Indians damage the real Indian community (6/30)
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Even toys carry harmful messages (6/30)
Local leaders talk Tohono O'odham Nation casino controversy (6/30)
Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute (6/30)
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (6/29)
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (6/29)
Native Sun News: Tribal youth share traditions and technology (6/29)
Lakota Country Times: Treaty council slams mine at Pine Ridge (6/29)
Mark Trahant: Action plan needed for health in Indian Country (6/29)
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools (6/29)
Terese Marie Mailhot: Let Native people speak our own voices (6/29)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country (6/29)
Bryan Terry: Honor Sequoyah with statue at Tennessee capitol (6/29)
Steven Newcomb: Indian law and policy based on domination (6/29)
National Congress of American Indians gathers in Minnesota (6/29)
Indian farmers rally over $380M in unspent Keepseagle funds (6/29)
Bill John Baker wins re-election as leader of Cherokee Nation (6/29)
Self-described Cherokee artist charged for misrepresentation (6/29)
Jemez Pueblo gets another shot in aboriginal territory dispute (6/29)
Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx over ties to racist mascot (6/29)
Woman sentenced to prison for biting BIA officer in North Dakota (6/29)
Crow Creek Sioux man sentenced for assaults in domestic cases (6/29)
Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino (6/29)
Pechanga Band comes in first in USA Today's best casino survey (6/29)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino security (6/29)
Connecticut tribes welcome delay in commercial casino project (6/29)
Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (6/26)
Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (6/26)
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (6/26)
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (6/26)
Native Sun News: Project brings economic hope to Pine Ridge (6/26)
Lakota Country Times: Few answers about mine on Pine Ridge (6/26)
Michael Connor: Making informed decisions for land buy-back (6/26)
Land buy-back hits milestone with over $500M in purchases (6/26)
Sherman Alexie to release 'Thunder Boy' picture book in 2016 (6/26)
University to cover murals that depict lynching of Indian man (6/26)
North Dakota tribal group asserts authority over development (6/26)
Editorial: County stonewalling Chumash Tribe on development (6/26)
Little Traverse Bay Bands to spend $2.5M on new gaming site (6/26)
Seneca Nation honors boxing great Sully Huff at casino match (6/26)
Column: Chemehuevi Tribe won't seek off-reservation casino (6/26)
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (6/25)
Native Sun News: County resists name change for sacred peak (6/25)
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts youth camp (6/25)
Delphine Red Shirt: Generous stranger returns land to Lakota (6/25)
Clara Caufield: Welcoming riders to Little Bighorn anniversary (6/25)
Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children (6/25)
Vicente Diaz: Legacy of racist Indian mascot lives at university (6/25)
City moves to name street in honor of late activist Billy Frank (6/25)
Blackfeet Nation to honor Sen. Tester for sacred site support (6/25)
Chippewa Cree Tribe corruption continues with more charges (6/25)
Catawba Nation in discussions for $125M movie studio project (6/25)
Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (6/25)
Seminole Tribe accuses state of violating Class III casino deal (6/25)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe extends Class III gaming deal to 2046 (6/25)
South Dakota tribes benefit from expansion of Class III games (6/25)
Houlton Band upset with failure of yet another tribal casino bill (6/25)
Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming (6/24)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe nursing home on track (6/24)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.