My latest article at Indian Country Today Media Network covering the very “hot and rising” international situation of the Native American scalps on display at the Karl May Museum in Radebeul, Germany. The museum is refusing to return the scalps despite multiple requests by tribes, intervention by the US embassy in Berlin and the UNESCO conventions signed by their country which strictly prohibits such activity.
The museum directors state they are a private collection and that natives who visited before never complained, which is a very weak, unethical and typically German excuse. See my article regarding similar, “Native Americans from a European Perspective.”
Protests are being planned for their upcoming annual Karl May Festival, 30 May-1 June 2014.