Albert Einstein visits Hopi House at the Grand Canyon, 1931.
Photo by El Tovar Studios
Courtesy of Museum of Northern Arizona Photo Archives (78.0071) and
Museum of New Mexico Photo Archives (38193)
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Cultural property includes not only land and other tangible property, but ideas, traditions, and other non-tangibles. Cultural property belongs to the cultural group, rather than to an individual. As an individual has the right to control use of his/her property, the cultural group has the right to control the use of its property. Not all people recognize cultural property. As a result some individuals will use another group's cultural properties without permission; often that use is offensive to the cultural group, because their property is used in a way that distorts or is disrespectful to the group's beliefs.
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