Alabama museum will return Tlingit-Haida art

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A city-owned museum in Alabama will return works of art to Southeast Alaska Native tribes that requested the pieces four years ago, decades after the museum had purchased the items for its collection.

A vote by the Birmingham City Council cleared the way for the Birmingham Museum of Art to return the items to the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

The groups requested return of the art under a 1990 law that requires institutions which receive federal funds to return Native American cultural items to the respective tribes. The director of the museum, Graham C. Bo...


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