‘Allowed To Return’ is a blog featuring news of completed and ongoing cases of cultural repatriation all over the world, published and ongoing research, existing and developing legislation and policies, and other issues concerning the thorny topic of repatriation. It was created as a project in the course of a student directed seminar, ANTH 433, at the University of British Columbia, in Winter 2009. It is written by Camille Israël, a 3rd year undergrad in the Department of Anthropology.
The name of this blog comes from the following excerpt, taken from a letter written by Geronimo to President Grant in 1877:
It [Arizona] is my land, my home, my father’s land, to which I now ask to be allowed to return. I want to spend my last days there, and be buried among those mountains. If this could be I might die in peace, feeling that my people, placed in their native homes, would increase in numbers, rather than diminish as at present, and that our name would not become extinct.
Photo credit for the header: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinrefelction/