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Regarding Peter d’Errico’s Column on American Flags at Pow Wows


ICTMN columnist, Peter d’Errico, addressed the issues of American flags at pow wows, and the meaning of “warrior” as opposed to “soldier” in his column, “U.S. Military History, Pow Wow Flags, Freedom and Fears.” He asks, “What does the U.S. flag mean at an Indian pow wow? How is it that warriors who defend Indian territory are mixed up with soldiers who fight for the United States?” His column raises a number of questions about Native patriotism and the Unites States military.

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