30 April 2007

Another aboriginal tantrum...

144 years after the fact...

"It belongs to us," James Bryant, a spokesman for the hereditary chiefs of the Allied Tsimshian Tribes of Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla, defiantly declared as the collection's new owners shifted uncomfortably in the audience.

The collection's history dates back to its acquisition in 1863, at Old Metlakatla, near present-day Prince Rupert, where it was given up - or stolen, depending on your point of view - as part of the natives' conversion to Christianity
See also... "Gimme that, or I'll kill you."

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Anonymous said...

That terrorist gets around - why isn't he locked up?

Anonymous said...

The ironic thing with a lot of these native artifacts, is that if it hadn't been taken over by some now dead white guy, I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of those items would have long since have been destroyed.

Neo Conservative said...

"anon said... if it hadn't been taken over by some now dead white guy"

it's the biggest reason any artifacts of aboriginal culture even exist... the funding for preservation comes entirely from the taxpayer and private non-native citizens.