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Local Indian tribes had key role in war

I enjoyed reading about the historical re-enactment of the French and Indian War at Fort Niagara in the July 6 News. What I could not fathom was the lack of Indians in the coverage. Your photos featured plenty of French and English re-enactors but whatever happened to the Indians? Thinking the pictures were surely in the online album, I viewed all 56 posted photos and saw only one of an Indian re-enactor. There are not even any Indians in the background of any photos.

It seems the pivotal role our local tribes played in this historical event should be worth some inclusion by The News. Our local tribes deserve better, as do the children and adults who attend these events to learn more about Western New York’s rich history.

Joanne Messer


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