. In Case You’ve Missed It Museum changes policy after Karuk mother speaks out « JO LEE MAGAZINE

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – Indigenous people have used cradle baskets to hold and transport babies since time immemorial. Sophie Weinstein comes from a long line of master basket weavers who take pride in keeping the tradition alive. Last week, museum staff told the young mother to remove the traditional willow basket holding her son – even as she visited the museum’s exhibit showcasing a Native artist. The incident reignited long-simmering discussion about the complex relationship Indigenous peoples have with museums, which Weinstein said have often functioned as a muscle of colonization and forced assimilation.


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