300 turn out for march supporting Fighting Sioux

Grand Forks, North Dakota (AP) April 2010

About 300 supporters of the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname marched through Grand Forks in hopes of saving the moniker.

Organizers of Friday’s evening march say they don’t know if the nickname can be saved, but they’re going to try.

The Fighting Sioux nickname and the school’s Indian head logo are being retired after a state Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago supported a Board of Higher Education decision nearly a year ago.


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