Re: 'Ghost Dance Shirt' from Battle of Wounded Knee

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Posted by Sarah M. on July 29, 1999 at 06:10:46:

In Reply to: 'Ghost Dance Shirt' from Battle of Wounded Knee posted by Kate on July 27, 1999 at 18:08:30:

: However, as the Scots have come to examine and recognise the importance of their own heritage and artifacts which symbolise the culture of their past (ie. the return to Scotland of the 'Stone of Scone'), they have recognised that this is 'shirt' has immense importance and meaning to the rightful owners and therefore it *must* go back to where it rightfully belongs. With this in mind, they too have petitioned on behalf of the Lakota Sioux. 99% of the Glasgow public, along with new, sympathetic museum directors, have convinced the authorities that the 'Ghost Dance Shirt' must go home!! (Another instance of all peoples working together - Authoritarian 'mountains' were moved!)

: And - at last!! Tomorrow sees 'The Ghost Dance Shirt' a little nearer its homeland! May all the spirits protect it on its journey!!

: Best wishes,
: Kate.

Kate --

Thanks for sharing that. That's very interesting news. I suppose it represents an interesting dichotomy -- the ability for OTHER people to see the important symbols of another culture, by having a relic travel or be on display somewhere, so that more people can learn about that culture, VS that culture's ability to have it's relics in it's own hands to cherish and revere. I, for one, would love to see something like that, but now won't get to, as much I too see the need for it to be where it belongs. Don't suppose there's an answer...

I really like your point about people coming together to do the right thing. I'm glad you gave us this news!

Sarah M.

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