Editorial: Rename Ariz. peak in honor of Piestewa
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Squaw Peak in Arizona should be renamed "Piestewa Peak" in honor of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman who was killed in action in Iraq, The Arizona Republic says in editorial today.

"This can be a fitting way to honor one of Arizona's war dead and heal an old wound," the paper says, referring to complaints that "squaw" is offensive to Native women.

Activists have tried to change the name of the peak.

Piestewa, 23, was a member of the Hopi Tribe. She was a single mother of two children. She was killed after her Army unit was ambushed in the Iraqi desert on March 23.

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Editorial: Piestewa Peak! (The Arizona Republic 4/8)

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