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Little Shell family argues over ownership of rare 13-star U.S. flag

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The great-great grandsons of an Ojibwa American Indian who received a 13-star flag from U.S. soldiers in the early 19th century are arguing over who should assume guardianship of the treasured relic. The family dispute between brothers Mike and Glen Gopher was heard Monday by District Judge Thomas McKittrick, the Great Falls Tribune reports. The flag was given to members of the Ojibwa tribe in Minnesota, according to oral tradition passed down through the Gopher family, who are members of the Little Shell Band of the Chippewa tribe.