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Eagle feather headdress turned over for investigation

An eagle feather headdress of unknown origin was taken into custody by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after it was discovered in a box of items that were going to be auctioned in Georgia.

The National Eagle Repository is launching an investigation to determine the origin of the headdress. If it can be traced to a tribe or tribal descendant, it will be repatriated, a special agent said.

The headdress was found in a box of items that had belonged to a caregiver for the late actor Burt Lancaster. It is now known whether it is a movie prop or an authentic item.

Get the Story:
Antiques shop finds contraband (The Atlanta Journal Constitution 3/2)

Relevant Links:
National Eagle Repository -
Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act -

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