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Maasai Tribe Member Discover Tribes Sacred Treasures in Pitt Rivers Museum
Samwel Nangiria, a Maasai tribe member from Africa travelled to Britain for a conference and visited the museum when he stopped dead in his tracks to read about his own culture. The Maasai culture was not dead but still very alive and the details of his tribe and artifacts were not accurate. The orkatar, is a bracelet, not an ankle bracelet. That is a symbol of death of a father and passed down from generation to generation (Koshy, 2018). How does a museum receive artifacts? How does a museum retrieve the correct details and information on their historical pieces? Click here to read the full article. See ME10, Case 17.