>>Wow Joan, what a story!  I don't doubt that such rituals took place,
>>but I've gotta wonder about the motivations on that one too.  I
>>trust that diorama is long gone...
>oh yea, I knew there had been something controversial/ugly but I
>never knew what it was (and I've been around a while at this point).
>(Field Museum)

My recollection is that the memorable diorama was indeed removed
because of a flood of comments like Joan's (your comment form was
perhaps taken for documentation purposes?) and local women's groups.
Surprisingly, I believe the the papers reported at the time that the
diorama was defended by Pawnee tribal representatives.
Marlene Hill Donnelly
Field Museum, Dept. of Geology
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Chicago, IL 60605

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