Piestewa kin seek end to peak fray

From The Arizona Republic, an update on the Piestewa Peak renaming challenge. The two sides are summed up nicely with the following:

“We should keep the name of the peak and not make it into a political issue that’s going to make the indigenous people feel, well, here we are, they are Indian givers again,” [Lori Piestewa’s mother] said.

“I guess because she (Piestewa) was Indian, but it annoys me because we had other Arizonans killed as well,” Stroud, 69, said. “To me it’s kind of a slap in the face for all the young men and women who have gone because they just keep making a big deal about her. She’s not even from Phoenix.”