Hopi masks sold by French auction house

I blogged on this issue a few days ago – http://lawlib.lclark.edu/blog/native_america/?p=5679

Up to 70 Hopi maks were offered for sale at a French auction house. The Tribe and others objected but a French judge allowed the auction to proceed over the objections of the Hopi Tribe and the U.S. government.

The auction was interrupted by protests, but dozens of Native American masks were sold last Friday.

The Drouot auction house said one mask was bought by an association to give to the Hopis.

Read more: http://www.law.com/jsp/law/international/LawArticleFriendlyIntl.jsp?id=1202595932047

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