|FBI agents work around a home in Waldron, Indiana to confiscate artifacts. |
Image courtesy of Kelly Wilkinson, The Indianapolis Star and USA Today.
April 3, 2014.
Diana Penner, of The Indianapolis Star, has written a brief article about a recent FBI investigation into a private collection of " 'thousands' of cultural artifacts" and the legality of their ownership.
"The monetary value of the items and relics has not been determined, Jones said, but the cultural value is beyond measure. In addition to American Indian objects, the collection includes items from China, Russia, Peru, Haiti, Australia and New Guinea, he said....The aim of the investigation is to determine what each artifact is, where it came from and how Miller obtained it, Jones said, to determine whether some of the items might be illegal to possess privately."