Comments for: South Dakota tries to change ‘Negro,’ ‘squaw’ place names

Posted April 29, 2013, at 9:11 p.m.

South Dakota is finding it difficult to change time-worn names of locations that are seen as offensive by blacks and Native Americans, such as “Negro” and “squaw” creeks, canyons and mountain ridges. The state issued a plea this month for public assistance in renaming five geographic features. The five are …

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