By Brian Bull
The newest “Antiques Roadshow” episode highlights native relics taken from the Wisconsin Historical Museum between 1995 and 1999. They include items ranging from a Blackfoot bandolier bag to a Potawatomi bear claw necklace that a former employee stole--then sold--to private dealers and museums.
Anne Koski, the Wisconsin Historical Museum’s former director, says the lifted artifacts could literally be anywhere in the world. After ex-curator David Wooley was convicted in 2001, he helped investigators recover 33 artifacts, but most remain missing.