Caught between a rock and a hard place, as my brother use to say!
Michigan Native Americans back 'historical' prosecution in illegal sale of eagle feathers
Selling anything you are calling SACRED is wrong!
No traditional Native American would ever sell or buy anything called Sacred!
Timothy Clinton-Paul Oleniczak, 21, was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 31, by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids.
Yes, Timothy sold Eagle feathers and No he is not a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, haven met many of them one cannot hold that against him.
Did he get the feathers correctly?
Did he sell to a Native American?
Was the selling them only to members of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians?
All of that said, the law, ever though this law is wrong, is the law!
Despite the reverence given eagle feathers, they are not protected because of spiritual or religious significance, Jonker said.
They are protected to deter those trying to sell them on the black market.