Native American masks auctioned in Paris despite protests

30 Jun 2014 1:24 PM | Anonymous

Native American masks auctioned in Paris despite protests

June 28, 2014 1:43pm
PARIS - An auction of Native American masks originating from the Hopi tribe went ahead in Paris on Friday despite objections from the US embassy and members of the 18,000-strong Arizona community.

Auction house Eve defended the sale, saying that "no American law has been violated."

It added that the sale had been cleared on June 26 by a Paris court after a complaint filed by tribal peoples' advocacy group Survival International and members of the Hopi tribe.
 
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