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Governor's Daughter Defends Headdress Photo

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The daughter of Oklahoma's governor is defending a photo of herself wearing a Native American headdress, though the picture was removed from social media sites after criticism that it was insensitive.

Christina Fallin, whose mother is Gov. Mary Fallin, is not Native American. The photo of her in a red-and-white feathered headdress was posted Thursday on the Facebook page of her band with the words "appropriate culturation." She said Friday she feels a "connection to the Native American culture."

Native Americans consider the headdresses to be sacred items. Retailer Victoria's Secret and the band No Doubt have apologized in recent years for using Native American dress as fashion statements.

Christina Fallin made headlines in 2011 after videos for a magazine showed her strolling around the governor's mansion in avant-garde fashions.

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