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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: Project Naming -Apache Geronimo
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:55:16 GMT
Adrian Field wrote:

> cultural sensitivity (I think a couple of posts are on the right track with
> contacting Native American organisations to see what their thoughts are on
> this instead of being subjective),
> negative association- suicide in some cultures through history has been
> honourable.

More specifically the rite of hatakili (sp?) that Samarai were allowed to
perform so that they could die honorably.  The nature of Geronimo's death
is more consistent with this mindset.


"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                 - Benjamin Franklin

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