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End of the Fighting Sioux: Why Mascot Wars Matter

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It took forever but North Dakota University officially laid to rest the Fighting Sioux mascot in April after a thirty year battle and four year court case. The Fighting Sioux represented one of the last bastions to fall in the NCAA twenty year battle to end nicknames that it found demeaning and hostile. This final controversy was fascinating because it pitched two wings of the Dakota Sioux against each other, one in favor of the name and one against.