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FILE: Squaw Creek, Moody County, South Dakota
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Board to Discuss Changing Name of Squaw Creek

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Board on Geographic Names meets this week to decide whether to rename Squaw Creek in eastern South Dakota.

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Board Seeks Public Comment on Place Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota board responsible for getting rid of offensive geographic names is seeking public comment on whether the word "Negro" is offensive.

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Black Hills of South Dakota
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Panel Reviewing Replacements for Offensive Names

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names will meet next week to review proposed new names for some Black Hills sites that contain the word "Negro."

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Native American Ceremony
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Panel: Offensive Names on Reservation Should Go

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.

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