Buyer to return Hopi artefacts to Native Americans

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    A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a controversial Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.

    The US-based Annenberg Foundation said it had spent a total of $530,000 (£322,000; 385,000 euros) at the auction of masks and other artefacts.

    Of the 24 masks, 21 will be given to the Hopi Nation in Arizona and three to the San Carlos Apache.

    The auction of 70 similar artefacts in April caused an outcry.

    The tribes had sought to block their sale and the US embassy had asked for the latest auction to be suspended.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25331975
     
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    It's great the charity is returning these artifacts to the tribes. That is where they came from and where they belong.
     

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