This photo shows a Wasco root digging bag.

Rare Native American Artifact Stolen and Returned


The Missourian recently reported the story of a man who found himself in possession of a stolen Native American artifact and returned it.

Paul Cary, coordinator of Toxicology at the University of Missouri, discovered in 2008 that a basket he purchased for his personal collection had been stolen from a museum of the Pacific Northwest Yakama tribe. The process of returning it was a long one.

Read the whole story of the basket's journey at

You need to be logged in in order to post comments
Please use the log in option at the bottom of this page