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Homeowners upset over Squaw Peak street name change proposal


PHOENIX (3TV) - Squaw Peak Drive is a street name that is no stranger to controversy but now homeowners are fighting the mayor's push to change the name.

For some, "squaw" is a racially insensitive term. It's why state leaders changed the name of the mountain of Squaw Peak to Piestewa Peak. It was named in honor of Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, the first known Native American woman to die in combat in the U.S. military.


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