Sacred Native American Masks Auctioned Despite Plea From Tribe
After the Hopi tribe lost its case last week to block the sale, the U.S. Embassy requested a delay to allow the Hopi and San Carlos Apache tribes time to investigate if they have a claim to the objects based on the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, which both France and the U.S. signed.
Seriously? Come on. It’s bad enough museums all voer the world have items stolen from archeological sites, even if it was stolen a while ago, now they’re selling items in modern times?? We need some more cursed items to turn up and encourage people to stop pillaging other peoples history. It is illegal to sell historical artefacts, but when it’s auctioned off it’s OK?