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Published: Saturday 31 May 2014

>> A German museum set up to promote greater understanding of Native American culture is embroiled in controversy after refusing to hand back American Indian scalps to their modern-day descendants. The Sault Sainte Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians from Michigan had urged the Karl-May-Museum Radebeul to return remains of their ancestors, saying “It is not acceptable for those remains to be stored in a deport and not reinterred to the Earth for a proper burial.” Although the museum authorities agreed to remove the items from display, it refused to return them on the basis that the origin of the scalps is obscure.

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