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Last week, Fairchild Air Force announced it was erasing Col. George Wright because the history surrounding him is considered by some as divisive.

In place of his name being associated with a housing area and street, the military opted for “Lilac Village” and “Willow Loop,” respectively.

The move comes two years after Spokane canceled the highly decorated Army leader, as well – Fort George Wright Drive was renamed to Whistalks Way, in recognition of the wife of Spokane tribal warrior Qualchan. Qualchan was hanged by Col. Wright in 1858 because the warrior was killing white settlers.

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