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Rare Native American Artifact Stolen and Returned

ICTMN Staff
1/13/12

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 ColumbiaMissourian.com.

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