SEATTLE — The Seattle Art Museum is modifying its friendly Super Bowl bet with the Denver Art Museum because of objections from a British Columbia tribal band.
The director of the Seattle museum, Kimerly Rorshchach, said Wednesday the Nuxalk Nation asked it to withdraw the offer of a raven mask, and it's doing so in respect for their wishes.
The band at Bella Coola, British Columbia, says the mask is a sacred ceremonial item.
In its place, the Seattle Art Museum is offering a 1901 Japanese painted screen showing an eagle on a seashore.
The Denver museum is putting up a Frederic Remington bronze of a cowboy on a bucking bronco.
The museum in the city losing Sunday's Seahawks-Broncos football game will send art to the winning city for a three-month exhibit.