Return the Hoa Hakananai'a to the people of EASTER ISLAND

Return the Hoa Hakananai'a to the people of EASTER ISLAND

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David Hartshorn started this petition to The Trustees and Directors of The British Museum and

Problem
The Hoa Hakananai'a is a revered statue removed by a British sea captain in 1868 from Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.
It is now in the British Museum. While the museum can acquire artefacts and successfully conserve then for the public to view, this statues, which is believed to emit a "mana" or spiritual force, is completely out of place here.

Solution
The Hoa Hakananai'a should be returned to the Rapa Nui people as soon as possible where is would able to be seeing its proper setting with the other Moai on Easter Island. These statues are unique in the world and tourists are made very welcome to visit and view these special statues.

Personal story
My name is David J. Hartshorn and I have seen these statues in their stunning setting in the Pacific Ocean. They are not neglected and tourists are free to walk among them and marvel at them.

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