Port of Seattle Responds to Duwamish Tribe's Claim of Artifact Confiscation

West Seattle Herald 
March 7, 2014

The Duwamish tribe made a public claim on Feb. 27 that the Burke Museum was paid to confiscate tribal artifacts by the Port of Seattle. They were notified that the artifacts would be given to the Muckleshoot Tribe in Auburn.

Now the Port of Seattle has responded and told the Duwamish Tribe that since they have signed agreements with two other tribes and that those tribes have the facilities and staff to meet federal standards for storage. Cecile Hansen, Chairperson of the Duwamish Tribe has declined to comment at this time.

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