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Hopi Tribe seeks to block auction of cultural items in France

The Hopi Tribe 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.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is also asking the auction house to suspend the sale.

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