Two Essays: Chief and Greed – A History of the Museum of the American Indian and Biography of George Gustav Heye, by Edmund S. Carpenter, Persimmon Press

Ted Carpenter, Board Member of the Association for Cultural Equity, has published his landmark study of the ravaging of American Indian art over the course of the last century. “Few collectors loomed as large in life, or cast longer shadows after death, than George Heye,” whose collection became the notorious Museum of the American Indian and from which from sixty to ninety thousand pieces, valued at tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars each, vanished. For more information on Two Essays, click here.

Originally posted: October 1, 2005