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A long way from home

...high regard which museum professionals hold for Tlingit war helmets. Forty-one are held at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in St. Petersburg, Russia, and 10 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-16/long-way-home
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Alaska on the page, 2012

...Alaska Press. This book catalogs the collection of nearly 500 Alutiiq cultural items held by the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, or the Kunstkamera, in St. Petersburg, Russia."Alaska Natives and American Laws,Third...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-12-13/alaska-page-2012
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Elder's reach felt as far away as Russia

...preservation of, other cultures, she said. Shales said her father had the opportunity to see Tlingit artifacts in the Museum of Anthropology in St. Petersburg, Russia, half a world away from his ancestral home, which had once been the capital of Russian...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112603/loc_russia.shtml
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Russian doctor presents bust of Bering

...Accompanying Zviagin were Sergei Korsun, the Director of the North American Section of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, also known as the Kunstkamera, which contains the largest collection of Alaska native artifacts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082310/loc_699159640.shtml
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Sealaska Heritage gets federal grant to help reclaim clan hats

...Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., has more than 20 hats. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, Calif., potentially has 37 hats, helmets, and headdresses from Southeast, Miller said. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070704/sta_sealaska.shtml
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Bringing history home

...Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, the ceremonial property, or at.óow, was returned by the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, Calif. "It's a really joyous occasion for us whenever we can bring any of our at.óow home...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100705/sta_20051007032.shtml
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Haida travel to museums to collect remains

Archeologists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries believed looting graves was the right thing to do because aboriginal peoples, such as the Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands, were thought to be dying out. Museums wanted to chronicle their history and fate for posterity. But the Haida didn't die out and for the past eight years they have been successfully negotiating with museums in North America for the return of their ancestors' remains. This weekend, a delegation of 30 Haida travels to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago for the return of about 140 bones, skulls and some nearly intact bodies.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101003/sta_haida.shtml
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Tlingits bring totem pole back to Angoon

...when they visited the college in mid-October. They collected a bear headdress that a curator at the Logan Museum of Anthropology in Beloit, Wis., had brought to UNC. UNC students viewed the pole as a symbol of the school mascot, but the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110603/loc_totem.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

A national citizens' advisory panel has opened the way to return thousands of culturally unidentifiable human remains held in museums to Native Americans.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040500/Loc_plan.shtml
Office closure could halt return of artifacts

...Repatriation Act, is already a cumbersome one, laden with paperwork and claims. The university's Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology boasts the second largest collection of Native American remains and items in the country, including hundreds...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072707/loc_20070727026.shtml
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