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Offer is a 'pittance'

What the h--- does Ross Swimmer mean by ''...what we're paying for?'' ('''Settlement concepts' offer remains viable in Cobell case,'' Vol. 26, Iss. 34).

The $8 billion settlement is a pittance to what the government should be really paying the Native peoples for the insidious rip-offs perpetrated by the U.S. government for the past 200 years! They should consider that figure a bargain. They turned the term ''trust'' into a bad joke!

- Arnold Aragon

Wyola, Mont.