What is sacred? How do we communicate and do we communicate with outsiders about the sacred? This conflict between Indians, specifically in this example, Hopi beliefs with the US and foreign (French) justice systems.
“The Paris auction of 27 sacred American-Indian items earlier this month marks just the latest in a series of conflicts between what tribes consider sacred and what western cultures think is fair game in the marketplace.”
- What Part Of Sacred Is So Difficult To Understand? (raxacollective.wordpress.com)
- Mystery Bidder At French Auction Plans To Return Sacred Hopi Items – NPR (blog) (donnellyunh.wordpress.com)
- Sacred Native American masks sold in Paris auction to be returned to tribes (rawstory.com)
- US attempts to halt Paris auction of sacred Native American artefacts – The Guardian (donnellyunh.wordpress.com)