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SD committee: ‘Squaw’ is offensive, ‘Negro’ isn’t

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing use of the word “Negro” in South Dakota place names but makes it clear that the word “squaw” should be removed from all locations.

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SD panel works to change offensive place names

June 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) For nearly two decades, state Rep. Dean Wink of Howes has been trying to change the name of Negro Creek, which runs through his western South Dakota ranch.
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