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An Internet Tribute to Lori Ann Piestewa, American Indian killed in action in Iraq
Memorial Website ^ | April 17, 2003

Posted on 04/18/2003 8:45:23 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP

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The first American woman killed in Iraq is Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa. She is American Indian and one of eight soldiers found during the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch, who was Lori's room mate at Ft. Bliss, El Paso , Texas. Lori was 23 years of age.. the mother of a four year old son and a three year old daughter. She lived in Tuba City, Arizona and was a member of the Hopi Nation. There are currently 56 Hopis serving in the Us military... 48 are in Iraq. Lori is believed to be the first American Indian woman ever to be killed in combat..for the United States military..There is great sadness and pride in the land of her ancestors.
On the day that Lori's death was confirmed by the Army a light snow fell in Tuba City, her hometown. According to Hopi beliefs, the soul of a person who has led a good and honorable life returns to Hopi land in the form of precipitation. In Hopi, Piestewa is defined as the rainwater that collects on the desert floor after a heavy downpour...

Lori Piestewa came home that day......

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Here is the link to the website. Turn your speakers up for Amazing Grace:

Tribute to Lori Ann Piestewa
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americanindian; army; kia; loriannpiestewa; loripiestewa; tribute
The text above is an excerpt of the Website tribute to Lori Ann Piestewa, who was killed in the Iraqi War. My article post doesn't do it justice. Please check out the link.

Here is the link to the website. Turn your speakers up for Amazing Grace:

Tribute to Lori Ann Piestewa
Click Here for Easy Link to Website

1 posted on 04/18/2003 8:45:24 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; SusanUSA; ...
Please check out the website link to fully appreciate this. Thanks!

Here is the link to the website. Turn your speakers up for Amazing Grace:

Tribute to Lori Ann Piestewa
Click Here for Easy Link to Website



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest, Texas or Arizona ping list!. . .don't be shy.

2 posted on 04/18/2003 8:49:22 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: sweetliberty; null and void
Thanks.
3 posted on 04/18/2003 8:52:10 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Not sure what to make of it here in AZ. The Democrat governor just rammed a name-change for a mountain and a highway in Phoenix to (dis)honor Miss Piestewa, contrary to bylaws of the place-names commission.
4 posted on 04/18/2003 8:53:12 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: MeeknMing
Very nice. BTTT
5 posted on 04/18/2003 9:01:45 AM PDT by octobersky
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To: MeeknMing
I posted it too. I should have pinged you.

A Fallen Warrior

6 posted on 04/18/2003 9:04:38 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: sweetliberty
Thank you ! It's a beautiful memorial tribute . . .
7 posted on 04/18/2003 9:17:40 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for that link, MnM. God be with her family and friends.
8 posted on 04/18/2003 9:20:09 AM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in tClhe 21st Century.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Well, I'm glad they are honoring her.
9 posted on 04/18/2003 9:21:12 AM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in tClhe 21st Century.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Not sure what to make of it here in AZ. The Democrat governor just rammed a name-change for a mountain and a highway in Phoenix to (dis)honor Miss Piestewa, contrary to bylaws of the place-names commission.

Exactly.

Napolitano learn her political tactics from the Clintons.

10 posted on 04/18/2003 9:42:41 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: WaterDragon
Well, I'm glad they are honoring her.

At the cost of the "Rule of the law".

It has done more damage then honor.

11 posted on 04/18/2003 9:44:12 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: MeeknMing
grump bump
12 posted on 04/18/2003 9:46:26 AM PDT by grumple
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To: MeeknMing
Thank you for this post. As an Arizonan (my adopted home state of 30+ years) I am so proud of this brave young woman, and yet so sad that her two young chidren will grow up without their mother.

God Bless all our troops and give comfort to the families who have lost their loved ones in this conflict.

13 posted on 04/18/2003 9:48:47 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: MeeknMing; stand watie; goldilucky; FreeTheHostages
Proud Native American FReegards...MUD
14 posted on 04/18/2003 11:06:33 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (DemonRATS continue to Defend the Indefensibile and Assail the Unassailable!!)
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To: MeeknMing
Sad but heroic BUMP!!!
15 posted on 04/18/2003 11:18:26 AM PDT by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
I wonder if the flags are being raised at half staff for this unsung hero!
16 posted on 04/18/2003 11:38:34 AM PDT by goldilucky
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To: Mudboy Slim
Thank you . . .
17 posted on 04/18/2003 12:06:15 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: HighRoadToChina
Thanks, bttt . . .
18 posted on 04/18/2003 12:07:17 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Beautifull tribute. Thanks.
19 posted on 04/18/2003 12:22:38 PM PDT by The FRugitive
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks Meek. May she rest in peace.


20 posted on 04/18/2003 12:41:11 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Cyber Liberty; Marine Inspector
I think Napo is blowing it. I read that she'd asked for the head of the Geographic Name Change person to resign when he didn't go along with her request to dispense with the 5 year waiting period for naming a landmark after some who is deceased. I think he's a volunteer and holds his position for 5 years. She's turning this into a power play instead of a tribute. I got this from a conservative newsletter in the East Valley today:
If you read the Tribune, front page, it shows we have a governor who thinks she is above the law. The article did not mention it but the Board on Geographic and Historic names is composed of the six people plus a number of community members according to KFYI. The community members were not invited to the meeting and were not allowed to vote which is illegal.

21 posted on 04/18/2003 2:14:34 PM PDT by madfly (AZFIRE.org, NATURALPROCESS.net)
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To: madfly
Your correct.

She's pandering to the Indian vote, and she's forcing others to break the law to do it.

Unfortunately, she has tarnished the image of Lori Piestewa.

Twenty years from now, when someone mentions Lori Piestewa, the majority of people will remember the Governors pandering and railroading the “Rule of Law” as opposed to the sacrifice Lori Piestewa made.
22 posted on 04/18/2003 3:43:22 PM PDT by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: MeeknMing
Amazing Grace always makes me cry...and I've already cried once tonight. Once is enough. But thanks for the ping.

Re-naming Squaw Peak is politics as usual.

23 posted on 04/18/2003 8:55:10 PM PDT by lakey
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To: lakey
Amazing Grace always makes me cry...and I've already cried once tonight. Once is enough. But thanks for the ping.

I understand. You're welcomed.

Re-naming Squaw Peak is politics as usual.

That's what I heard too. Here is an article dealing with that:

Arizona Mountain Renamed for Fallen Native American
Servicewoman (Feminazis: it's done deal)

24 posted on 04/19/2003 6:27:33 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: Mudboy Slim
!!!!!

i wish the people behind changing the name of the mountain had ask the HOPIs how they feel about this prior to doing so.

MOST Hopi holy men think that naming a mountain after a PERSON is not in keeping with their tribal religious traditions.

FRee dixie,sw

25 posted on 04/19/2003 8:55:49 AM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. : Thomas Jefferson 1774)
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To: MeeknMing
Bump!
26 posted on 04/19/2003 9:18:03 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: MeeknMing
There's a little argument in my household over the name "Squaw." I say it was a legitimate Indian name for a grown woman. My spouse says it is derogatory to them. (He usually knows these things)
27 posted on 04/19/2003 8:18:53 PM PDT by lakey
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To: Marine Inspector
Exactly, Marine Inspector...Lori deserves honor indeed, but not for the oppotunity to further the democrat govenor's political career...And beleive me, that's the motivating factor, otherwise this would have been handled in an upright and just manner.
28 posted on 04/19/2003 8:29:00 PM PDT by hope (see the implosion of the left, their god Marduk has been utterly put to shame !)
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To: lakey
My Grandfather married a woman that was half-Cherokee. My Dad has told me of him calling her a squaw. My grandmother died when I was very young so I never got to know her, unfortunately. . .

squaw
squaw [ skwaw ]
noun
1. a taboo term for a Native North American woman or wife ( dated taboo )

2. a taboo term for a woman or wife ( slang taboo )

[Mid-17th century. From Narragansett squaws woman or Massachusett squa .]

29 posted on 04/20/2003 4:29:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing; lakey; madfly; All
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Main Entry: squaw
Pronunciation: 'skwo
Function: noun
Etymology: Massachuset squa, ussqua woman
Date: 1634
1 often offensive : an American Indian woman
2 usually disparaging : WOMAN, WIFE

While the word is considered offensive or disparaging now, it was not in the past: Reclaiming the Word "Squaw" in the Name of the Ancestors

30 posted on 04/20/2003 6:34:29 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: All
More Links:

Commentary on the "Squaw" Controversy

The Sociolinguistics of the 'S- Word': 'Squaw' in American Placenames

31 posted on 04/20/2003 6:53:39 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: Marine Inspector
Wow. Thanks. That's quite a long history of the word. I had NO idea . . .
32 posted on 04/20/2003 7:10:38 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
Up until this fiasco started, I had no idea either.

I spent about 8 hours reading everything I could about the subject.

It's actually quite fascinating.

Unfortunately the Governor has turned the whole thing into a political football to gain votes.

33 posted on 04/20/2003 10:14:26 AM PDT by Marine Inspector (DHS BCBP II)
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To: Marine Inspector
The 'RAT !
34 posted on 04/20/2003 10:43:52 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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