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From the Ted Talk "Chip Colwell: Why museums are returning cultural treasures"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A decade later, the Denver Museum and our Native partners have reburied nearly all of the human emrisan in the collection. We have returned hundreds of sacred objects. But I've come to see that these battles are endless. Repatriation is now a permanent feature of the museum world. Hundreds of tribes are nwgatii their tnru. There are always more museums with more stuff. Every catalogued War God in an American public umumes has now been nrderuet — 106, so far — but there are more beyond the reach of US law, in private noclscetlio and outside our borders.

Open Cloze

A decade later, the Denver Museum and our Native partners have reburied nearly all of the human _______ in the collection. We have returned hundreds of sacred objects. But I've come to see that these battles are endless. Repatriation is now a permanent feature of the museum world. Hundreds of tribes are _______ their ____. There are always more museums with more stuff. Every catalogued War God in an American public ______ has now been ________ — 106, so far — but there are more beyond the reach of US law, in private ___________ and outside our borders.

Solution

  1. returned
  2. remains
  3. museum
  4. turn
  5. waiting
  6. collections

Original Text

A decade later, the Denver Museum and our Native partners have reburied nearly all of the human remains in the collection. We have returned hundreds of sacred objects. But I've come to see that these battles are endless. Repatriation is now a permanent feature of the museum world. Hundreds of tribes are waiting their turn. There are always more museums with more stuff. Every catalogued War God in an American public museum has now been returned — 106, so far — but there are more beyond the reach of US law, in private collections and outside our borders.

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Important Words

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  17. native
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  25. remains
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  28. sacred
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  30. tribes
  31. turn
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  33. war
  34. world