Montana Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property

Preston Jay Spotted Eagle pleaded guilty to stealing culturally significant wildlife items from the Museum of the Plains Indian.  The museum is located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and is operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB).  Spotted Eagle was employed as a museum aid and admitted to taking a grizzly bear claw necklace, four grizzly bear claws, a pair of moccasins, and 26 golden eagle feathers from a war bonnet. Office of Law Enforcement special agents, assigned to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act Investigative Unit, investigate American Indian and Alaska Native arts and crafts crimes on behalf of the IACB and the DOI.

DOJ’s Press Release: Browning man admits stealing grizzly bear necklace, moccasins, eagle feathers from museum on Blackfeet Indian Reservation