You're talking about traditions and ceremonies that go back further than the white man's arrival here. Freedom of religion can and should be supported and if it conflicts with the laws of the country, that's when it needs to be looked into and logically tackled, instead of completely blocked. Native Americans are not like any other minority in this country. It was agreed that they could retain reservations rather than be completely conquered via genocide or completely stripped of their ancestral lands. I cannot go along with thoughts of NAs not deserving their ancestral lands.. if a white man inherits a big farm from their dad, it'd be similar to the NA inheriting tribal hunting grounds from their parents, right? No one is coming in and conquering our private farms and homesteads the way that NA have been.. so it is more complex than just saying "oh, giving NA rights is racist against whites." As for not wanting to see our national symbol killed.. that is just goofy to me. The turkey almost became our national bird.. would that have barred turkey sandwiches? Go to Kodiak Island; bald eagles are like seagulls there. Not rare..