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Photo: Letter OPhoto: Gladys George ne of the tribe´s fondest hopes - that the Lewis and Clark bicentennial would help its cause - is yet to be realized. No Lemhis spoke at its opening ceremonies in January at Monticello. Their representative´s attendance at meetings of the bicentennial´s Circle of Tribal Advisors was sporadic, and a co-chair of the advisors - a Mandan-Hidatsa - was asked to give the tribute to Sacajawea.
"They felt it wasn´t the right forum to support the Lemhis´ bid for recognition," Ariwite said. "...They want to paint a rosy picture. But look at Sacajawea´s people, still living as a minority at Fort Hall.
"...I still believe in this country, though. You can take our land away, but you can´t take away our hopes and dreams. Someday in my lifetime, I hope our people can go home."

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