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Apache family sues over 'Into the West' haircut

A Mescalero Apache family from New Mexico is seeking $325,000 in damages for a haircut given to an 8-year-old girl as part of the "Into the West" miniseries.

Christina Ponce was an extra for the TNT miniseries, parts of which were filmed in New Mexico. A stylist cut her hair without seeking her parent's permission, the lawsuit claims, in violation of Apache culture that bars girls from cutting their hair prior to their coming of age ceremony.

The lawsuit names Turner Films, the producer of the miniseries, and the unknown stylist. It was filed in federal court in Albuquerque.

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