"Texas Tribe Wins 10-Year Fight Over Its Use Of Eagle Feathers"

"WASHINGTON -- Ten years after a federal agent crashed a pow-wow of a Texas tribe and seized their ceremonial eagle feathers, the tribe has won a settlement that lets members keep the feathers – and get court costs paid, too.

“The fight wasn’t for the feathers,” said Robert Soto, vice chairman of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. “It was for the religious rights for Native peoples.”

When he and other members went to sign the settlement with the Interior Department Monday, they wore their feathers and had a celebratory dance with 150 people."

Maria Recio reports for McClatchy June 15, 2016.

Source: McClatchy, 06/21/2016