Willamette Meteorite auction: A lot o...

Willamette Meteorite auction: A lot of sadness? -

There are 9 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 13, 2007, titled Willamette Meteorite auction: A lot of sadness? -. In it, Newsday reports that:

An American Indian group, upset by the planned auction of a 30-pound chunk from the historic Willamette Meteorite, complained Thursday that the 10,000-year-old space rock's immense religious significance was ...

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Tucson, AZ

#1 Sep 13, 2007
Give me a break! Can anyone stake a claim on this rock? Where is the line? I think meteorites are owned by the owner of the land they are found on. The iron company in this case. That being the said, did the indians own the rock and sell it for the $20,600? If not then they don't and never have owned the thing.
Monettan in Exile

San Jose, CA

#2 Sep 30, 2007
What... the Indians don't make enough money on their Gambling Casino's they have to lay claim to this too!!?? If it was so sacred to them why did it lay abandoned in the woods for so many years? They only claimed it was sacred after they found out it was worth some money! And it was discovered on the lands of the Oregon Iron and Steel Company.

Cornelius, OR

#3 Jan 22, 2009
hmm depends on who owns it

Cornelius, OR

#4 Jan 22, 2009
i meant who found it first so in that case the indiand maybe

Cornelius, OR

#5 Jan 22, 2009

Cornelius, OR

#6 Jan 22, 2009
it was discovered on the lands of the Oregon Iron and Steel Company. so there fore they should have had it instead of saling it for 20000. its their problem they sold it

Cornelius, OR

#7 Jan 23, 2009
its sacred to the clackamas
fanactical indian

Cornelius, OR

#8 Jan 23, 2009
Grand Ronde Tribe should claim it Tomanowos as they call it should be there because it is sacred to them because they did rituals on them so there fore it belongs to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
Oregon Dude in Cali

San Diego, CA

#9 Jan 28, 2009
Give them their rock back and play nice or no ice cream tonight kids.

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