Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Repatriation News

Lots in the news this last week relating to myriad repatriation issues:

Massacred Yaqui Remains Returned
Human remains at the American Museum of Natural History from a gruesome 1902 massacre site are repatriated.

Jim Thorpe's Final Resting Place
A discussion about whether to return Thorpe's earthly remains from PA to his natal OK.

Maori Bones Return Home
The bones of twelve maori people which have lain in boxes in the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff since the 1920s have been handed over to New Zealand at a special ceremony.

Hawaiian Skulls Returned
Having retrieved 22 iwi po'o, or Hawaiian skulls, from Stockholm's antiquities museum over the weekend, a Native Hawaiian delegation arrived in Boston yesterday to take possession of eight more from Harvard University's anatomical collection.

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