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McDonald's Custer toy angers Indian Country

I am empathetic towards natives. I think this is absolute nonsense that some people would make a fuss over a McDonalds happy meal toy. I am sure there are natives that even think it is silly to make this a big deal.


RAPID CITY, S.D. - Custer rides again, although he's atop a plastic motorcycle and in a McDonald's Happy Meal box.

And that doesn't sit well with some in the Native American community.

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was killed in 1876 along the Little Big Horn River by Native Americans he aimed to destroy.

But Hollywood brought him back to life as a character in the Ben Stiller comedy “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” which opened in theaters May 22. McDonald's included characters from the movie as toys in its kid-sized Happy Meals.

The fast food chain's decision to circul


Added: Jun-30-2009 Occurred On: Jun-30-2009
By: Steve677
Tags: custer, mcdonalds, native, indian
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