KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

SD Panel: Offensive Names On Reservation Should Go



Bookmark and Share

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.

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

SD County Name Change Needs Legislative Action

Voters in southwest South Dakota overwhelmingly approved changing the name ...

SD Man Dies After Being Struck By SUV

A South Dakota man is dead after being struck by a sports utility vehicle on ...

Brennan Announces New SF Development

A new, $15 million, 40,000 square foot business is set to open in Sioux Falls next year. Chuck ...

Judge Trims Lawsuit Against Sioux City, Ex-Manager  Dec. 26

Parts Of SD In For Snow, Bitter Cold  Dec. 26

Shelter Getting 6-Month Trial In New Location  Dec. 26

Gun Given As Present Goes Off, Causes Commotion  Dec. 26

Sanford Volunteer Honored For Her Service  story with video  Dec. 25

Union Gospel Serves Up Food And Fellowship  Dec. 25

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season  story with video  Dec. 25

Christmas Breakfast Served To Those In Need  Dec. 25

Deadwood Gambling Revenue Sees Small Increase  Dec. 25

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Can GOP Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016?  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Red Kettle Campaign Raises Over $280,000  Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Meal Feeds Body & Soul   story with video  Dec. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Sanford Volunteer Honored For Her Service  story with video

Each month, the Helpline Center, along with MetaBank, ...

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season  story with video

Cooking at home and decorating the tree are activities ...

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry

Unless they're going straight to video, ...

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

Christmas Breakfast Served To Those In Need  Dec. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st  story with video

Zach Borg has your Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st. ...

Walker wants to play for Christmas  story with video

When Phil Weber took the job as head coach of the Skyforce he knew for sure what he was getting in ...

Zenner, Weineke All-Americans again!  story with video

PHILADELPHIA -- South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner and ...

Luverne rallies past Totino-Grace in hockey thriller  story with video  Dec. 23

Jacks win streak snapped by #14 Utah  story with video  Dec. 23

HBC beats Luverne in boys hoops  story with video  Dec. 23

Krogman leads Northern Wolves  story with video  Dec. 23

Hughes signs extension with Twins  story with video  Dec. 23

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top