Annenberg’s Double-Edged Gift to the Hopi

27 Dec 2013 3:49 PM | Anonymous
Annenberg’s Double-Edged Gift to the Hopi
The Annenberg Foundation set an example today of how to do the right thing,” said Sam Tenakhongva, a member of the Hopi Nation, after the philanthropic organization was revealed as the winning bidder for 24 sacred Native American artifacts that were auctioned off in Paris recently.

The foundation paid $530,000 for the items and announced it would return them to the Hopi and the San Carlos Apache tribes. The artifacts, which date from the late 19th and 20th centuries and include mask-like objects known as Katsinam that the Hopi consider imbued by divine spirits, were part of a larger lot of 66 Native American items that generated $1.6 million at the EVE auction house.

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