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What Do Snowden, Sitting Bull and Polanski Have in Common?

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intro:Last weekend, Edward Snowden was offered asylum in Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia. While Snowden is the most recent high-profile asylum seeker, he is not the first person to very publicly ask another country for refuge. Here are seven other important -- and sometimes infamous -- asylum seekers throughout history. quicklist:1 title:Sitting Bull (Tatanka Yotanka) text:Sitting Bull, a Lakota Chief, led a group of followers to asylum in Canada after defeating General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn. It all started when, after their loss at Little Bighorn, the U.S. government sent thousands of soldiers to the Montana territory in pursuit of the Sioux tribes. While some Native Americans surrendered, Sitting Bull and his group headed to the small region known as Grandma's Country, where the British government granted them protection. But after 5 years, the group was starving because the land was barren and in 1981 Sitting Bull returned to the U.S., was arrested and served...
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