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Sioux ask university to return Chief Illiniwek regalia

Updated: January 19, 2007, 12:11 PM ET
Associated Press

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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