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Devon museum in repatriation dispute

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"A British museum is resisting attempts from Canada to secure the repatriation of sacred relics of a 19th-century indigenous chief because the centre where his descendants want to locate them is not an accredited museum, but the final decision lies with local councillors in England.

"In an increasingly acrimonious dispute, backers of the campaign to repatriate regalia belonging to Crowfoot of the Blackfoot Nation were told by officials at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter that “no one wants to get their hands dirty” when it came to the sensitive question of repatriating looted artefacts held in UK arts institutions."

Full article at the ANN blogspot: https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/02/devon-museum-in-repatriation-dispute.html


"Alberta's Siksika Nation is pushing to have priceless artifacts returned to them from a museum in the United Kingdom.

"The relics, including a beaded shirt and leggings as well as a bow and arrow and other personal possessions, once belonged to a Siksika chief named Crowfoot but have been housed at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, 350 km southwest of London, for nearly 150 years."

Full mounty at the CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/blackfoot-relics-exeter-1.5459895

Latest developments, at Devon Live: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/exeter-museum-artifacts-row-decision-3839486

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I clicked on this expecting the Exmouth Marbles.

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