Century-old American Indian Items Stolen from Storage Unit in Pendleton, Oregon

Photo courtesy Pendleton Police Department

Published June 5, 2017

PENDLETON, OREGON – Police in Pendleton, Oregon is asking for assistance in locating several irreplaceable American Indian regalia and artifacts that were stolen last week from a Pendleton, Oregon storage unit.

The items stolen were over a century old and are of significant cultural and historical value that cannot be replaced or duplicated.

According to Pendleton Police, the department was made aware of the theft Wednesday. Items missing from the storage units include beaded buckskin dresses, war shirts, vests, martingales, horse trappings, leggings, beaded purses, moccasins, headbands, chokers and an eagle feather fan.

If anyone has any knowledge or information as to the person(s) responsible for the theft or the whereabouts of any of the property, please call police at 541-276-4411 or dispatch at 541-966-3650. Please reference Pendleton Police Department case 17-1514 when calling into the police department.

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