Be careful - this case may have been "manufactured." Someone working for the Feds may have told Vern that he was branded when they knew he wasn't and worked to raise an uproar among Indians. Then they will miraculously produce evidence that "proves" he wasn't branded. Their basic objective may be to discredit, disorient and demoralize skins, the Indian media and Indian organizations/nations. Our Feds have entire agencies and teams that specialize in these kinds of things.