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Museum in New York to unveil restored Haida canoe

The American Museum of Natural History in New York will unveiled a restored Haida canoe on Friday, minus the life-sized Indians that used to paddle it.

The canoe, created in the late 1800s, was taken from a Haida community in British Columbia, Canada. The 17 Indian figures were added in 1910 by a non-Indian sculptor.

As part of a $37 million restoration at the museum, the canoe, which features an eagle and a killer whale, was cleaned up. But since the Indian figures represented a composite of Pacific Northwest tribes, rather than the Haida, they won't be put back up.

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Canoe Goes Upriver, Without Its Paddlers (The New York Times 11/14)

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