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State says group can't raise Confederate flag
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2003

A Native American group headed by a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma won't be allowed to raise a Confederate flag at the state capitol, The Tulsa World reported.

Mike Graham of United Native America, which is calling for the creation of a federal Native American Day, promised to raise the Cherokee Braves flag this Saturday. The flag was named for a regiment of Cherokee citizens who fought with the Confederacy.

The flag became an issue after a state lawmaker, Wayne Pettigrew, said it should be raised. His proposal drew opposition from an African-American lawmaker. Chad Smith, chief of the Cherokee Nation, also said it was inappropriate.

Relevant Links:
United Native America - http://www.unitednativeamerica.com

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