American Indian Groups Seek U.S. Apology for Labeling Bin Laden "Geronimo"

Obviously, I wasn´t the only person offended by the code name of Geronimo for Osama Bin Laden.

One of my friends also reminded me, in this same vein, that the US military often refers to enemy territory as “Indian Country.”

The real-life Geronimo defended tribal lands against U.S. and Mexican armies in the 19th century. He died as a U.S. prisoner of war in 1909 after more than 20 years in captivity.

In a letter to President Obama, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe said, “To equate Geronimo or any other Native American figure with Osama bin Laden, a mass murderer and cowardly terrorist, is painful and offensive to our Tribe and to all native Americans.” The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee is expected to address the controversy in a hearing today.

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