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MEMORIAL from 1
Phillip Wendzillo, NAGPRA rep
resentative for the Ponca Tribe of
Nebraska, said he saw the design and
found nothing offensive about it.
He said his tribe would most like
ly go along with whatever consensus
was reached and would address prob
lems as they arose.
Pemina Yellow Bird, NAGPRA
representative for the Three
Affiliated Tribes of Kansas, said that
a meeting on campus was the only
way to resolve issues related to the
Yellow Bird said she was upset
the preliminary plans did not include
constructing a wall to enclose the
area where the remains were inciner
“In the agreement, the tribes
asked for an enclosed area,” Yellow
In the letter to tribes, the commit
tee stated it needed guidance on a
number of issues, including the type
Suggestions include building a
low ornamental fence, a 6-foot high
iron fence or having no enclosure.
Advocates of the fence say it is
necessary to prevent vandalism.
Others say having no enclosure
would preserve the natural setting of
Other issues under question
include what the memorial should
look like and what the accompanying
plaque should say.
The proposal sent to tribes ;
included a memorial in the shape, of a
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allow tribes from different-parts of
the country to hold ceremonies on
the site. Grew said.
Recommendations for the design
also were,.taken from American
Indian students on campus. The com
mittee sought out opinions from
members of the University of
Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange,;
Daniel Justice, a graduate student
from the Cherokee Nation of
Oklahoma and member of UNITE,
said the group submitted a few sug
gestions for the memorial.
One of the recommendations was
putting a plaque near the memorial
stating explicitly the wrongdoing
that occurred when the remains were
incinerated, Justice said.
“There should be a plaque with
some sort of statement that explains
why the memorial is there,” Justice
While coming up with recom
mendations for the memorial, Justice
said, there were conflicting opinions
within the group on what the memor
ial should look like, including
whether there should be an enclo-v‘
Justice said he didn’t know if any
of the recommendations the group
made were included because they
hadn’t received a copy of the pro
Though there are still a number
of issues to be resolved, Grew said
there were no plans to convene a
large tribal meeting, even though she
had received requests for one.
Instead, Grew will continue to
follow up with tribes to get response
about the design.
Until input can be received from
tribal leaders, Grew said, she could
not predict when construction would
“I don’t have any idea about a
special time frame,” Grew said.
“We’re more concerned about doing
it right than doing it hastily.”
Road show provides
antique toy heaven
TOYS from 1
early pull toys from the 1850s as well
as early Barbies and Tonka trucks
from the 1960s and 70s.
One collector paid $326,000 for a
cast iron mechanical bank of the Old
Lady in the Shoe, made in 1873 by the
J.E. Stevens Co., said George
McCurley, vice president of the
International Toy Collectors
The association is set up to help
collectors buy toys without leaving
nere s now me process wonts:
Anyone who brings their old toys in
can have them evaluated.
Evaluators estimate how much the
toy is worth and then go to the associ
ation’s detailed database, which has a
list of the toys its members want.
When they find a toy a collector
desires, the collector is given a chance
to bid on the toy. Because the collector
gets only one chance to bid, a first
offer has to be the best.
The association pays for the toys in
cash, on the spot. There is no admis
sion fee, and everyone is helped on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
The association also offers advice
or information about toys. The associ
ation has been around for seven years
and has more than 5,400 members.
There’s a treasure in
vice president of ITCA
“The event is staffed accordingly
to avoid long lines,” McCurley said.
“We encourage people to bring less
than a semi-load. Do not clean your
toys - quite a bit of damage can be
done without even realizing it.
“Also, broken toys are still worthy.
Lots of collectors are looking for
pieces to repair items they already
The most popular toys include
celebrity toys, robots, space toys and
tin wind-ups. Toys from the 1950s and
’60s are also extremely sought after.
The association encourages peo
ple to keep an open mind and never
assume that nobody would be interest
ed in such old toys.For more informa
tion, call (217) 351-9437.
“There’s a treasure in every attic,
most of them are toys,” McCurley
said. “Here’s local area residents’
chance to find out how much they’re
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