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Lakota teen reclaims regalia stolen in California

Delmarina One Feather and her mother drove 18 hours from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to California to reclaim Delmarina's stolen regalia.

Delmarina's buckskin dress, beaded cape, breastplate, eagle feather, feathered plume, choker, blanket and other items had been taken from her family's pickup truck on September 24. The One Feathers were in California to attend the Morongo Band of Mission Indians powwow.

"My outfit is part of me. It's part of my soul, my spirit. It is why I go to powwows," Delmarina, 17, told The Riverside Press-Enterprise.

The items were tracked down with the help of a cultural specialist who does work for the Morongo Band. Police were able to find a suspect and retrieve Delmarina's property.

"My mother made my regalia and my father made my breastplate and accessories," Delmarina told The Palm Springs Desert Sun.

Get the Story:
Lakota reclaims stolen regalia (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 10/16)
A Spirited Return (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 10/15)

Relevant Links:
Morongo Band of Mission Indians -

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