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Old 04-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Stolen Hopi Masks: Sacred or property?

Stolen Hopi masks were sold at a Paris auction house today. The question was are the Hopi masks sacred or property? Bonus points for the those who can guess what happened.

I wonder...is it only legal for "white" ppl to sell stolen culture? Anyone want to pay me more than dollar for a dollar?


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'Stolen' ancient Native American masks OK'd for sale by French court despite tribal pleas for their return | Mail Online
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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OK My answer I cannot prove those masks were stolen.they may be for sale for general pubic we don't know about that.
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Sacred and property, just depends upon who you're asking.
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Sacred and property, just depends upon who you're asking.
True and who gets robbed.
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OK My answer I cannot prove those masks were stolen.they may be for sale for general pubic we don't know about that.
Hopis say it was stolen, don't know about the proof part either. They should of had video cameras 200 yrs ago.
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True and who gets robbed.
It's much more likely a Hopi did the robbing than what you're implying.
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It's much more likely a Hopi did the robbing than what you're implying.
IC, maybe. I thought what I was implying was more plausible. But yea, I can't really say. Perhaps I'm trusting too much into the story.

So I need a "white" guy to sell me stolen goods from a "white" guy and its all good in the hood.
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