Monthly Archives: July 2014

You name it, you own it

When a 9200-year-old skeleton was uncovered along the Columbia River in 1996 scientists and journalists dubbed the ancestor Kennewick Man. Local tribes bristled at the naming, preferring to call the skeleton The Ancient One, or Oyt.pa.ma.na.tit.tite, according to scholar David … Continue reading

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About face on Kennewick Man

Turns out American Indians were right all along. A bitter conflict of values, race, sovereignty and politics began two decades ago when a pair of Washington State college students unearthed a skeleton in the Columbia River. Local Indian tribes wanted … Continue reading

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Sacred Masks

Originally posted on Desert Spirit Press:
Hopi Mask “The Sale of a sacred object cannot be dismissed with the wave of a hand as a mere commercial transaction” Philip J. Breeden, US Embassy, Paris; quoted in NY Times 6-30-2014. ?…

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Sacred Masks

Sacred Masks.

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