Rosebud Sioux Tribe gives star quilt to Sen. Johnson
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe gave a star quilt to Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) for his first public appearance since suffering a brain hemorrhage last December.

The star quilt graced the left side of the stage used by Johnson in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. It featured a rainbow-colored star on a sky blue background.

Johnson thanked South Dakota for supporting him during his recovery. He was brought to the stage in a wheelchair but stood up on his own for his speech.

Johnson is a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

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Lakota star quilt donated for Johnson's return (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 8/28)
'I am back' (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 8/29)
Johnson makes first public appearance since falling ill (AP 8/29)
Senator's office releases transcript of speech (Sen. Johnson 8/29)

Relevant Links:
Sen. Tim Johnson - http://johnson.senate.gov

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