Decades after the University of New Mexico’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology acquired a totem pole under dubious circumstances, the family of the pole’s carver came to the institution to rededicate it in its new home. The new superintendent of a U.S. National Monument in Iowa says he will dedicate his tenure to correcting past disrespectful behavior involving effigy mounts. Is there momentum for mending relations with tribes over past illegal and unethical indiscretions?
Jim Nepstad – superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument
Albert LeBeau (enrolled member of the Cheyenne river Sioux tribe) – cultural resource program manager for the Effigy Mounds National Monument
Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) – President of the Morning Star institute and guest curator for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and author of “Nation to Nation”
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