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Photo: Clashing with Columbus Day

Posted: October 11, 2011 - 12:01am
Nahaan, of Juneau motions as he speaks during a Native American protest against Columbus Day on Monday in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have "discovered" a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people.  Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press
Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press
Nahaan, of Juneau motions as he speaks during a Native American protest against Columbus Day on Monday in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have "discovered" a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people.

Nahaan, of Juneau, motions as he speaks during a Native American protest against Columbus Day on Monday in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have “discovered” a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people.

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