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Unformatted text preview: 1/22/12 1 UND Fighting Sioux The University of North Dakota Flickertails In 1930 the University of North Dakota changed its athletic name from Flickertails to Fighting Sioux A Rivalry Is Born It was thought that the Sioux was a better name than Flickertails to exterminate the Bison of North Dakota State University. 1/22/12 2 Logo History the logo was designed by Bennett Brien a Native American artist who graduated from UND with a master of find arts degree. University of North Dakota Indian Association formed in 1969 Sammy Sioux is a well- known cartoon that portrays the Sioux. The Indian Association asks that UND stop using it. In 1971 Sammy Sioux is retired. UND starts an Indian Studies Department. 1972 King Kold Winter Festival During homecoming week fraternities create ice sculptures. One Greek house exhibits a sculpture of a topless Native woman pointing to her bare breasts, saying, Lick Em Sioux. A Native student takes an ax and demolishes the sculpture. A near riot breaks out with Native students and the Greek houses as they physically fight each other. The Native student is arrested. UND President posts his bond and at the request of AIM, the charges are dropped. 1992 UND Homecoming Parade A float of grade-school native children and women dressed in their regalia are mocked by UND fraternities. They are told, Squaws go back to the reservation where you belong as well as telling the children they look funny. A nearby float with a band plays the tomahawk chop theme. It becomes widely publicized. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for the end of the UND nickname. Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) is formed The University criticizes the fraternity and apologizes. 1/22/12 2 Logo History the logo was designed by Bennett Brien a Native American artist who graduated from UND with a master of find arts degree. University of North Dakota Indian Association formed in 1969 Sammy Sioux is a well- known cartoon that portrays the Sioux. The Indian Association asks that UND stop using it. In 1971 Sammy Sioux is retired. UND starts an Indian Studies Department. 1972 King Kold Winter Festival During homecoming week fraternities create ice sculptures. One Greek house exhibits a sculpture of a topless Native woman pointing to her bare breasts, saying, Lick Em Sioux. A Native student takes an ax and demolishes the sculpture. A near riot breaks out with Native students and the Greek houses as they physically fight each other. The Native student is arrested. UND President posts his bond and at the request of AIM, the charges are dropped....
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