A lawyer has convinced a Paris judge to hold a hearing Thursday to determine the legality of a sale of sacred Hopi Indian artifacts by the Neret-Minet auction house that is scheduled for Friday.
The Hopi Tribe Letter | April 4, 2013
The Hopi Tribe is vehemently opposed to the auction of Hopi sacred objects at the upcoming Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou auction scheduled for April 12 in France. The tribe is requesting that the sacred objects be returned to the Hopi Tribe immediately.
In a rare case of a cultural heritage claim arising from the sale of American artifacts abroad, the Hopi Indians of Arizona have asked federal officials to help stop a high-price auction of 70 sacred masks in Paris next week.
Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, who went to Washington at the birth of his state in 1959 dominated public life in the Hawaii Islands for more than 50 years and became a quiet voice of national conscience during the Watergate scandal and the Iran-contra affair died on Monday in Bethesda, Md.