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Jodi Rave Lee: Indians, Iraqis have much in common

"A popular T-shirt in Indian Country these days shows Geronimo and his band brandishing rifles, looking mean and tough. The heading over the picture reads: "Homeland Security." The slogan under the photo: "Fighting Terrorism Since 1492."

It's an obvious play on U.S. policy since Sept. 11 - policy that led, in part, to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. But a more a apt comparison could be made between Native people and Iraqis.

Both are subject to U.S. definitions of sovereignty. And if Native history can be a guide, the Iraqi people should be worried."

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Jodi Rave Lee: Tribes, Iraqis have sovereignty issues in common (The Missoulian 8/30)

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