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Public school allows Indian graduates to wear eagle feathers

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A public high school in California allowed Indian graduates to wear eagle feathers on their caps after facing pressure from the community.

A record eight students graduated from Lemoore High School last night. Seven are members of the Tachi-Yokut Tribe.

"We're so excited about this," member Anita Baga, whose nephew was among the graduates, told The Fresno Bee. "This is not a Tachi Yokut thing; it's for all our kids."

The California Indian Legal Services, the Native American Rights Fund and the ACLU of Northern California urged the school to allow the eagle feathers.

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Lemoore High's Native American grads allowed to wear eagle feathers (The Fresno Bee 6/6)

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