French government returns warrior heads to Maori people
The French parliament approved a law to return the heads of ancestral warriors to the Maori people in New Zealand.

The tattooed, mummified heads were taken from New Zealand in the 18th and 19th centuries. They have been kept in various collections throughout France.

The Te Papa Tongarewa museum will accept the heads before returning them to Maori tribes. About 15 remains will be returned.

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