Research project: Getting Our Stories Back


The project “Getting Our Stories Back” arose from the joint wish of Indigenous communities representatives’ of the Chugach region in Alaska and the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) in Berlin to continue their collaboration after the museum returned nine burial objects to the Chugach Alaska Corporation in 2018. These were part of numerous cultural belongings from Alaska that Johan Adrian Jacobsen had brought to Berlin at the end of the 19th century on behalf of the “Königliches Museum für Völkerkunde” (today: Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (National Museums in Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage)).