The Field Museum – 2001 in Review

The Field Museum – 2001 in Review – Brief Article

Kimiyo Naka

The Field Museum decides to return a 26-foot totem pole to descendants of its original Native American owners in Cape Fox, Alaska. The pole was taken without permission during a 1899 expedition. The museum agreed to give the pole back to the Tlingit tribe in compliance with the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, which requires that federally funded institutions return Native American artifacts. Richard Shields, a Tlingit clan leader, tells the Tribune: “It’s like when one of your family members has been gone for a long, long time, and he has finally decided to come home.”

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