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Native Americans Defend Eagle Decapitation

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A few weeks ago, a hiker found a bald eagle that had been decapitated and dismembered near a trail in Boulder County, Colo. The discovery set off a firestorm of controversy, KMGH-TV in Denver reported. It turns out the eagle was used in a ceremony by a Native American tribe. Now, some Native American groups are troubled because people are questioning the use of bald eagles in ceremonies. The groups are calling for understanding and acceptance of the practice from other religious groups.