Archaeological News

            The latest news in archaeology.             

PARIS — In a chaotic auction repeatedly interrupted by protests, dozens of Native American tribal masks were sold Friday after a French court rejected the objections of the Hopi tribe and the U.S. government.

The total tally was 931,000 euros ($1.2 million), with the most expensive, the “Mother Crow” mask, selling for 160,000 euros ($209,000) — more than three times the pre-sale estimate.

Of the 70 masks up for sale, one was bought by an association to give back to the Hopis, the Drouot auction house said.

Advocates for the Hopi tribe had argued in court the masks have special status and are not art — they represent their dead ancestors’ spirits. The Hopis, a Native American tribe whose territory is surrounded by Arizona, nurture the masks as if they are the living dead. Read more.

  1. genderneutraldude reblogged this from tealrallythong
  2. giffirt reblogged this from archaeologicalnews
  3. nebulia13 reblogged this from forochel and added:
    man, fuck everything.
  4. whitepeoplefuckingup reblogged this from imnotevilimjustwrittenthatway
  5. imnotevilimjustwrittenthatway reblogged this from tal9000
  6. foggypebble reblogged this from archaeologicalnews
  7. personal-insane-asylum reblogged this from totallynotagentphilcoulson
  8. gunkdrunk reblogged this from raisaesibet
  9. tyler12ddm reblogged this from rusethefox and added:
    Fuck everybody. I’m done. So fucking done now.
  10. totallynotagentphilcoulson reblogged this from sturmtruppen
  11. bloodshed17b reblogged this from raisaesibet
  12. thewibbler reblogged this from totallynotagentphilcoulson
  13. rusethefox reblogged this from danethepolarbear and added:
    fuck all kinds of rich people. this shit is so unacceptable.
  14. rustedkitsune reblogged this from danethepolarbear
  15. danethepolarbear reblogged this from sturmtruppen and added:
    Can’t reblog this with the link for some reason, but yeah, shit like this sucks
  16. musictherapylove reblogged this from totallynotagentphilcoulson
  17. buffassmcstrongbum reblogged this from sturmtruppen
  18. sturmtruppen reblogged this from totallynotagentphilcoulson and added:
    The French government demonstrates yet again what a fucking shitty monocultural cesspool they’ve produced.
  19. tealrallythong reblogged this from frantzfandom
  20. anosdesoledad reblogged this from agender-archaeonycteris
  21. silas216 reblogged this from quickhits
  22. kaisoulquest reblogged this from danidandidaneee
  23. danidandidaneee reblogged this from tsisqua
  24. frozenlavafield reblogged this from agender-archaeonycteris
  25. holywinchestersbatman reblogged this from kengrii
  26. lellaxleila reblogged this from mindlessfallout
  27. mindlessfallout reblogged this from maski
  28. maski reblogged this from hawtistic and added:
    I think you forgot that every white person in US came from Europe.