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Biden to Rename 660 Mountains, Rivers to Remove ‘Racist’ Word ‘Squaw’

“Consideration of these replacements is a big step forward in our efforts to remove derogatory terms whose expiration dates are long overdue.”

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Joe Biden’s Department of the Interior are set to rename over 660 locations in federal areas to remove the supposedly “racist” term “squaw” from the map across the United States.

In November last year, Deb Haaland, the Secretary of the Interior – and first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary – announced the creation of the “Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force,” with a plan to catalogue and rename all place names containing the allegedly racist term “squaw.”

The task was completed in February, with over 660 locations identified, with 40 of the 50 states featuring at least once on the list. Each place name has now been given 5 potential alternatives.

The Department of the Interior further declared that they would refer to the term as “sq___” in all official communications in future.

“Words matter, particularly in our work to make our nation’s public lands and waters accessible and welcoming to people of all backgrounds,” Haaland said in a statement. “Consideration of these replacements is a big step forward in our efforts to remove derogatory terms whose expiration dates are long overdue.”

However, it seems that the history of the term “squaw” has been re-written. While the term has certainly been used in a derogatory fashion, “squaw” is a practical transliteration of the Algonquin language term meaning woman.

The Wikipedia page for the term has certainly seen various changes of the years.

In 2015, the page described “squaw” as being an “English language loan-word,” noting its origins, but also fairly adding that “some indigenous North Americans consider the term to be offensive.” It also included various evidence regarding its origin and recorded use by Native Americans.

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By 2017, the page had changed to declare that all “indigenous North Americans” consider the term offensive if used by “non-Natives,” and that use of the term within the tribes is rare, except when used as part of their traditional language.

Since 2018, the word was described as being an “ethnic and sexual slur,” with the current Wikipedia page declaring that “squaw” is never used by any “Native American, First Nations, Inuit, or Metis peoples,” with the etymology of the word no longer even considered to be important.

An article posted on Indian Country Today, which was initially published in January 2014, discussing the history of term, was updated only one day after the press release from the Department of the Interior was released, replacing all mentions of “squaw” with “s-word.”

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    WildBill9

    April 8, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    You know what I find ‘derogatory’? The fact that the President of the United States is willfully and knowingly breaking the immigration laws and is in violation of his duties under the Constitution. Historians are going to have a field day with the attitudes, actions and rationalization of events being interpreted by the leftist leadership. Given all of the things going wrong – inflation, border issues, supply chain, etc. – these morons led by the Drooling Houseplant and Secretary Haaland must sleep much better knowing that the insidiously bad word of Squaw will forever more be purged from the rolls of named locations throughout the United States.

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      ChukYooFarly

      April 10, 2022 at 11:28 pm

      Well said.
      “Drooling houseplant?” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    THE TRUTH

    April 9, 2022 at 5:25 am

    FUHK JOE BIDEN AND ALL DUMB OLD C U N Ts!!!!

    the only good democRAT is a DEAD DEMOCrat

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      wilbur stalker

      April 11, 2022 at 7:02 am

      i agree

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    Privateer

    April 9, 2022 at 6:55 am

    “Squaw: a North American Indian woman or wife.”

    I’m sure this name is the given name for a wife in the indian communities- not something derogatory made up by the evil white man.

    Joe Biden is a retard.

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    Reality

    April 9, 2022 at 8:23 am

    I guess if there’s a new s-word, I can say shit again.

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    stpaulchuck

    April 9, 2022 at 9:38 am

    the “offended” indians are nothing more than fame seeking jerks, in it for fun and profit. Every group these days has them.

    This current crusade comes right out of 1984 as Wikipedia changes the meanings of words day after day and the LSM then makes news articles about it. The Ministry of Truth is NOT fiction.

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    RLABruce

    April 9, 2022 at 10:53 am

    Isn’t Biden disrespecting our Native American heritage? How does he know he isn’t censoring names that the Native Americans gave? I suppose we now have to quit calling Big Foot “Sasquatch”, since it sounds similar to “squaw”.

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    crier havot

    April 9, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Will this change the language of people who use these names every day ?

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    crier havot

    April 9, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Come to think of it , ‘ Chicago ‘ is the name derived from what the area was originally called ; ‘shikakwaa ‘ , more or less. Check the history on that .

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    Phenry

    April 9, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    democrats are out to remove ALL minorities out of society, they got rid of the indian girl on land o lakes, aunt jemima, just product after product, they removed any mention of them out of the NFL, and now this.

    the democrat party of slavery continues its war on minorities… even getting them to help remove any mention of them anywhere.

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