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Bald eagles compete for chum salmon along the banks of the Chilkat River during the 2001 Alaska Bald Eagles Festival near Haines, Alaska. Three people have asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow them to use eagle feathers in their religious practices, even though they are not members of federally recognized American Indian tribes, pitting freedom of religion against the government's right to protect the bald and golden eagles.