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SD Panel: Offensive Names On Reservation Should Go



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A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has proposed renaming two creeks and three other geographical features on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to reflect the area's traditional use for deer hunting.


The locations all feature a variation of the phrase "Squaw Humper," and each would get a new name in the Lakota language. For example, a creek by the name would instead be Tahc'a Okute Wakpa, which translates to Deer Hunting Ground Creek.


The names were suggested by Oglala Sioux tribal officials at a March 28 hearing on the reservation. The state Board on Geographic Names will seek public comment on the proposed names before taking a final vote in June.


A national board has the final say on naming places.

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