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Bush Offers Condolences to Native American Tribal Leader

President Bush has telephoned a Native American tribal chairman to express sorrow about a shooting spree on a reservation that left 10 people dead.

The president offered federal assistance to the Red Lake Chippewa tribe, which has been devastated by Monday's massacre in northern Minnesota. A 16-year-old gunman killed his grandfather, his grandfather's companion and seven others at Red Lake High School before killing himself.

Tribe Chairman Floyd Jourdain said he appreciated the president's call. However, some Native Americans have complained that Mr. Bush has not adequately responded to the shootings.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent 10 victim specialists to assess the community's needs.

Wakes and traditional Native American funerals for the victims begin Saturday.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.