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Sad But True: Another Hopi Katsinam Auction Planned in Paris
A Parisian auction house plans to sell sacred Hopi katsinam (commonly referred to as "masks" by non-Natives) despite objections from the tribe...
The Pop Star and the Hopi Katsinam: A Little Help From Joe Dassin
In the days leading up to the April 12 auction in Paris of Hopi katsinam (commonly referred to as "masks") some observers wondered whether there might be a peaceful resolution that...
Attorney for the Hopi Katsinam: A Conversation with Pierre Servan Schreiber
As the auction house Néret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou was preparing to auction 70 Hopi katsinam in Paris, the indigenous-rights group Survival International tried to prevent or del...
Eyewitness Account: The Hopi Katsinam Auction in Paris
At the request of a friend who worked for the Hopi and is married to one, I got involved in opposing the sacrilegious sales of 70 Hopi katsinam by Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou ...
The Tricky Business of Contesting the Sale of Sacred 'Objects'
Last Friday started like any other busy day. Get the kid to school, gear up for the commute, read the news. By news I mean read the Facebook status updates...
Bo Lomahquahu, the Native Student Who Spoke Up at the Katsinam Auction in Paris
When 25-year-old student Bo Lomahquahu, Hopi and Navajo, arrived in Paris in January, he never imagined that he would become a spokesman for his people in an international art inci...
Hopi Katsinam and Nazi Art Theft: An Expert Discusses Principles of Repatriation
On Friday, 70 Hopi katsinam were auctioned by the Neret-Minet auction house in Paris despite strident protests from the Hopi people and museum officials based in the U.S...
'Heartbreaking' Auction of Hopi Katsinam Proceeds in Paris
As many concerned Hopi had feared, the auction of 70 katsinam happened on April 12, despite passionate protests both outside and within the Drouot auction facility in Paris...
French Judge Rules that Auction of Hopi Katsinam Can Proceed
An attempt to halt an auction in Paris of 70 katsinam considered sacred by the Hopi Tribe has failed, with a Parisian judge ruling that the items are not protected under a French l...
Judge Will Hear Argument Against Sale of Hopi Katsinam in Paris
On Thursday, April 11, a judge in Paris will hear arguments from a lawyer regarding the legality of a large auction of Hopi katsinam...
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