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Portland Art Museum to return medicine bundles to Crow Tribe

The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Photo by M.O. Stevens via Wikipedia

The Portland Art Museum in Oregon will return 18 medicine bundles to the Crow Tribe of Montana.

The sacred bundles were donated to the museum by collector Elizabeth Cole Butler. She had acquired them starting in the 1970s, The Oregonian reported.

Once the items are returned, the tribe will work with the Little Big Horn College to identify the individual owners of the bundles, the paper said.

The museum's Native American collection consists of more than 5,000 items. They are housed in the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Center for Native American Art Center.

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