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Hopi Tribe seeks to block auction of cultural items in France
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
of Arizona is seeking to stop the
auction of cultural items in France
The tribe doesn't know how the ceremonial items ended up in Europe. But the tribe said they belong with their rightful owners.
These are items that should be home with our people, and that's where they rightfully belong," Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa told The Arizona Daily Sun.
Museum of Northern Arizona
is also asking the auction house to
suspend the sale
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Auction offends Hopi
(The Arizona Daily Sun 4/2)
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