Sioux ask university to return Chief Illiniwek regalia
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe demanded Thursday that University of Illinois officials return the regalia worn by the school's Chief Illiniwek mascot, including the eagle feathers that were once part of the costume.
Whether the school still has those feathers -- considered sacred to American Indians -- wasn't clear Thursday.
The resolution was submitted to the university's board of
trustees ahead of its Thursday meeting in Chicago. It called the
use of Chief Illiniwek ...
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