Is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Displaying Objects That Belong to Native American Tribes?

Only a small percentage of works donated by Charles and Valerie Diker have clear ownership histories. Experts say this could mean objects are stolen or fake. Meanwhile, the Met has been slow to ask tribes for information about the items.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art's land acknowledgement plaque.

By Kathleen Sharp for ProPublica.

Stepping into the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Shyanne Beatty was eager to view the Native American works that art collectors Charles and Valerie Diker had been accumulating for nearly half a century. But as she enter...

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