Wisdom - Govers apology was offi cial as to the BIA itself,...

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Gover’s apology was offi cial as to the BIA itself, but did not presume to speak on behalf of the federal government. Nevertheless the event was as controversial as it was historic. Sadly, it was also as ephemeral as it was memorable. Although widely reported by the national and international press, Gover’s apology has since suffered a death by silence. Recovery of the BIA’s videotape of that event, however, and a formal refl ection on its signifi cance fi ve years later, affords an ideal opportunity to refl ect on the history that Gover made and its implications Phillips Furniture Store was situated in a central location, and Mr. Phillips was hesitant about relocating. As an alternative to relocating, Mr. Phillips opened a satellite store in an outlying district to attract a new source of customers, as well as to provide better service to his current customers. Mr. Phillip eventually expanded his business into several neighboring towns until he had a total of six stores. When Martin Furniture, a small manufacturing firm that supplied some of the furniture
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