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Rare Native American Artifact Stolen and Returned

A collector of Native American artifacts does the right thing and returns a basket after discovering it had previously been stolen from a museum.
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The Missourian recently reported the story of a man who found himself in possession of a stolen Native American artifact and returned it.

Paul Cary, coordinator of Toxicology at the University of Missouri, discovered in 2008 that a basket he purchased for his personal collection had been stolen from a museum of the Pacific Northwest Yakama tribe. The process of returning it was a long one.

Read the whole story of the basket's journey at