Clarifying Cultural Property

17 International Journal of Cultural Property, 581-598, 2010

18 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2014

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Kristen A. Carpenter

University of Colorado Law School

Sonia Katyal

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Angela Riley

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

Author Stephenie Meyer forever altered the cultural existence of Quileute Indians when she wrote them into her Twilight novels. Now a veritable global phenomenon complete with books, movies, and affiliated merchandise, the Twilight series depicts young, male members of the tribe as vampire-fighting werewolves who ferociously defend a peace and territorial treaty made with local bloodsuckers. In reality, the Quileute Tribe consists of approximately 700 Indians, many of whom live on a remote reservation in the Pacific Northwest, a tiny parcel of the once vast Quileute territory. Since Twilight's unprecedented international success, the Quileute have been overwhelmed with fans and entrepreneurs, all grasping, quite literally in some cases, for their own piece of the Quileute.

Suggested Citation

Carpenter, Kristen A. and Katyal, Sonia and Riley, Angela, Clarifying Cultural Property (August 1, 2010). 17 International Journal of Cultural Property, 581-598, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2449052

Kristen A. Carpenter

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://lawweb.colorado.edu/profiles/profile.jsp?id=368

Sonia Katyal

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Angela Riley (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ( email )

405 Hilgard Avenue
Box 951361
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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