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Meteorite Sale Enrages Indian Tribe

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posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 01:45 PM
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Meteorite Sale Enrages Indian Tribe


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NEW YORK -- The Willamette Meteorite is a sacred icon to the Oregon-based Clackamas Indians. The tribe has its own name for the massive space rock, Tomanowas, and holds an annual religious ceremony with the meteorite in its home at the American Museum of Natural History.

Now a chunk of the 10,000-year-old meteorite is up for auction, and the tribe is denouncing its sale.

But the owner of the fragment, noting the vast majority of the 15.5-ton meteorite remains untouched, said his sympathy...
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[edit on 9/14/2007 by djohnsto77]




posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 01:45 PM
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The piece was cut off years ago, so I don't really think they have much of a claim on the fact that it's being desecrated now. If somehow the tribe could show that they rightfully own the meteorite though, I think they should get all of it back.

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