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Rep. Albert Hale letter to President Obama about 'Geronimo'

"It is with heavy heart and shock that I send this letter.

To use the name Geronimo and attach it to the world’s most notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden is an outrage. Geronimo was an American patriot. He was a man of courage who defended his people against the annihilation of the Apache Nation and its people. He fought to protect his family, relatives and his people. He fought to protect his land and a way of life. He fought for freedom; freedom and liberty.

Your willingness to allow and endorse the use of Geronimo’s name is appalling. It demonstrates a complete disrespect for the first Americans. The use of Geronimo’s name in this context is unacceptable."

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Arizona Rep. Albert Hale Writes President on Use of Geronimo (Indian Country Today 5/5)

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