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Lipan Apache Tribe wins 10-year fight for eagle feathers

 

Last updated 7/19/2016 at 3:29pm

Robert Soto

The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas won a major victory that has implications for not only Native Americans but all people of religious faith. "The fight wasn't for the feathers," said Robert Soto, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of McAllen, Texas, and Vice Chairman of the tribe. "It was for the religious rights for Native peoples...Today marks the end of a long journey," Soto told a group of supporters. "A journey that 10 years ago seemed full of impossibilities. I have spent countless hours in prayer seeking God the Creator's help."

Lipan Apache Tribe wins 10-year fight for eagle feathers

McALLEN, TX-Ten years after a federal agent crashed the powwow of the Lipan Apache Nation in Texas and seized their eagle feathers, the tribe won a major victory that has major implications for not only all Native Americans but all people of religious faith.

"The fight wasn't for the feathers," said Robert Soto, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of McAllen, Texas, and vice chairman of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. "It was for the religious rights for Native peoples."

"Today marks the end of a long journey," Soto told a...



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