If you heard that Archie Cavanaugh was facing over $110,000 in fines and a decade in jail, you'd probably assume that he was a hardened criminal, trafficking children across the Alaskan tundra, or that maybe he'd smoked a joint. Nope, he was being sought by the US Fish & Wildlife "Service" for his artwork: traditional headdresses of his people bearing the feathers of birds that spend their summers in Alaska. The sale of these feathers is a federal crime, even if they're taken from a bird that had died of natural causes.Read more »
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