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Native Americans Buy Back Items at Paris Auction

The largest Native American tribe in the American Southwest has bought back seven sacred masks at a Paris auction house after failing to stop the contested sale. The objects sold Monday at the Drouot auction house included religious masks believed to have been used in Navajo wintertime healing ceremonies. The U.S. Embassy in Paris had asked Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine if they were stolen from the tribes. U.S. government officials...

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