As a native carver / artist and spiritual person, it is very disturbing to hear of something like this happening to what to us is so spiritually sensitive being bought and or sold. Our Ancestors shared with us the importance of keeping these items in their proper place and cared for for future use when needed. Our lands were taken, our identity was of no importance to the visitors from the east. And genocide was first on the minds of these newcomers, and the irony of this is that they also had a desire to possess parts of our identity such as our masks and totems and much more. What good is a mask to someone that know's nothing of it's true meaning?