[meteorite-list] Willamette

From: MacovichCo_at_aol.com <MacovichCo_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:59 2004
Message-ID: <d2.1051e00.27921fda_at_aol.com>

In a message dated 1/13/01 4:20:17 AM, pieterman37_at_hotmail.com writes:


What was the outcome of the dispute between a museum that owned a meteorite
and the indians who claimed this meteorite?


The meteorite to which you refer is Willamette. The museum is the
American Museum of Natural History. While it was agreed that the meteorite
will stay in the museum, it was negotiated that...

--The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde (a collective of Oregonian
tribes) has periodic access to the meteorite for ceremonial purposes;
--Signage would be placed next to the meteorite (which the Clackamas call
"Tomonowos") which focuses on the Clackamas Indian perspective of this, the
largest meteorite ever found in the US;
--An internship would be created by The Museum for Native American youth;

A specimen of this meteorite is available at the upcoming Butterfields
Natural History sale and can be viewed HERE:

Received on Sat 13 Jan 2001 04:17:14 PM PST

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