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Yale University museum accused of stealing Tlingit artifacts
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Yale Peabody Museum
is displaying artifacts that were stolen from a Tlingit village, The New Haven Independent reports.
junior Ashley Dalton said the carvings of a bird and of a bear were taken without permission in 1899 during the
. She called on the museum to return them to the Saanya Kwaan Tribe.
The museum has been contacted by the tribe but hasn't received a request to return the items, director Derek E.G. Briggs told the paper. Any request would be handled under the
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
, he said.
the tribe received some artifacts
that were stolen during the Harriman expedition.
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Yale Faces New Claims Of Stolen Artifacts
(The New Haven Independent 4/16)
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