The International Repatriation Blog is meant to connect American Indian tribes with International museum professionals. Throughout my trip from February 13 – April 28 of this year, I will be meeting museum professionals around Europe. When I discover a collection associated with a tribe, I will post this information, along with a contact name for someone at the museum.
One of the largest problems associated with the issue of international repatriation is that American Indian tribes are unaware of the full extent of collections abroad. This minor study will help address this problem on a very small level. Whereas these efforts are meant to open up dialogue among tribes and museum professionals about repatriation internationally, they may also be used for tribes interested in viewing and studying collections abroad. For instance, individuals within my own tribe at Cherokee Nation are interested in studying some of our old beadwork patterns.
Information at this site will remain culturally sensitive.