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A Native American Shield Highlights a Legal Loophole About the Export of Cultural Artifacts

On November 18, it was announced that tribal leaders from Acoma Pueblo would be welcoming home a centuries-old shield that had been stolen from their village in the 1970s. The shield turned up at Paris’s EVE auction house in 2016, at which point the Pueblo of Acoma, which is about 50 miles west of Albuquerque, notified the Department of Justice.

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