In Pursuit of the Ceremonial: The Laboratory of Anthropology's "Master Collection" of Zuni Pottery

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					In Pursuit of the Ceremonial: The Laboratory of Anthropology's "Master Collec...
Karen Lucic; Bruce Bernste
				
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Description: Institutional collecting ventures often disrupt and violate the Native communities where the material originated.2 At the same time, the purchasers of such specimens-sometimes blinded by an overwhelming desire to acquire rare items invested with Native American spirituality-are vulnerable to manipulation and deceit. Signs of ceremonialism can be manufactured, and what passes for tradition is often invented (fig. 1).
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