UND's Fighting Sioux nickname headed for dustbin

North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians. Full Story
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Chev Chelios

Buffalo, MN

#21 Jul 16, 2009
Bill from Pennsylvania wrote:
I cannot see how a name like Fighting Sioux demeans Native Americans, although it is of course up to the Sioux to make the final determination. Sports teams name themselves for powerful animals or fighters, e.g. Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Nittany Lions, Spartans, Trojans, and so on. I have yet to hear anyone contend that the Michigan State Spartans are offensive to Greek-Americans, or that the West Virginia Mountaineers offend people from Appalachia. Poland, meanwhile, has a soccer team called the Husaria, and the fans dress up in the wings that were once worn by Poland's cavalry, so I doubt it is offensive to Poles.
The name "Fighting Sioux" should instead remind people that the Sioux were once among the best mounted soldiers on earth. It would in fact be a disservice to Sioux history to get rid of the name. As a final note, I have yet to hear of a sports team naming itself for the Seventh Cavalry.:-)
You make very good points. The crux of the matter however, is that it is really an avenue to complain about something. If we complain, maybe we will get more free stuff.It is sadly that simple.
Danny Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Jul 16, 2009
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
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But the white liberals felt so guilty.
that is exactly true and right on ther money Bob..the political correctness in this state/country has gotten so ridiculous that it is laughable...that is one of the biggest reasons that this country is in the shape it is in..the legislators cave in to ANY special interest group who protest about ANYTHING...it is just disgusting...UND will not be the same EVER....GO GOPHERS!!!! or will that ge PETA all up in arms and the Gophers name change will probably be next....
Chev Chelios

Buffalo, MN

#23 Jul 16, 2009
Also the above mindset is precisely why there is so much non employment, crime, gang activity etc. on the res.

“One word says it all..........”

Since: Sep 08

Flathill

#24 Jul 16, 2009
So are they really going to go with the nickname "Bull's Eye" so they will be ready next time somebody makes them a target?
SunShine

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Jul 16, 2009
Okay ND!

Grow some sac.......The Fighting Sue

Stop rolling over for every whining hand wringer.

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