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A taunt or a tribute?

March 21, 2009

Re "Battling over a school's symbols," March 15

Some would have us believe that naming sports teams after Native Americans is an insult to them.

I feel it is a tribute: It's showing admiration for a people who gallantly fought for their way of life and their lands against imported diseases and superior weaponry.

They fought against people who had no regard for their lives, their way of life and, most important, their beliefs. Yet Native Americans still survive.

Irving Leemon

Northridge

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