Column: Tribes already said no to 'Fighting Sioux'
"We may soon witness the biggest meeting between the government and the Sioux Nation around these parts since Minnesota leaders told the Sioux in 1851 to give up their land or soldiers would drive them at gunpoint to the Rocky Mountains, where their children would starve.

Once again, the Sioux have something white people want. This time, it's their identity.

The long and ludicrous effort by the University of North Dakota to hold on to its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo finally may be nearing an end.

Or not.

A "settlement" in a UND lawsuit against the NCAA, which ordered the university to end the use of the nickname in 2005, was unveiled last month.

The deal was presided over by Judge Lawrence Jahnke, who, it turned out, was a youthful member of a UND pep club that promoted the Sioux nickname and a cartoon stereotype named "Sammy Sioux.""

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Nick Coleman: How many times must the Sioux tell UND no? One more, apparently (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 11/19)
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Relevant Links:
University of North Dakota - http://www.und.edu
The Ralph - http://www.theralph.com
Fighting Sioux - http://www.fightingsioux.com

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