Environment

South Dakota board weighs new names for 'Squaw Creek'





The South Dakota Board of Geographic Names is considering new names for "Squaw Creek" in Moody County.

Possible suggestions include "Native Woman Creek." But board chairman J.R. LaPlante, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who serves as Secretary of Tribal Relations, said that's too generic.

LaPlante said "Eastman Creek" would be acceptable. Charles Eastman was a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe who was one of the first Indian physicians.

The tribe plans to consult elders about other possible names for the creek.

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New names suggested for Squaw Creek (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 8/28)