Sweden returns 19th Century skulls
Sweden has returned 22 skulls taken from indigenous cemeteries in Hawaii in the 19th century in a ceremony at Stockholm’s antiquities museum. Museum Director, Lars Amreus said he hoped the skulls will fulfill the spiritual circle of those whose graves had been violated by Swedish scientists.
The Hawaiian skulls were returned privately so that delegates could perform traditional rites. The Head of the Hawaiian delegation,` William Aila expressed appreciation for the endeavour.