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Harry Jackim, Moorhead, letter: No Sioux to defend the spirit of UND?

'U Rah, Rah, Fighting ... WHO?" I fully agree with the observations and opinion of Rich Peterson's letter of Dec. 4. Apparently, there are no Sioux Indians who are willing to defend the spirit the University of North Dakota has evoked, the spirit...

'U Rah, Rah, Fighting ... WHO?" I fully agree with the observations and opinion of Rich Peterson's letter of Dec. 4. Apparently, there are no Sioux Indians who are willing to defend the spirit the University of North Dakota has evoked, the spirit Ralph Englestad perpetuated to UND with his donations of millions of dollars.

What have any indigenous Sioux donated to further their cause? A few years ago, a college-educated Indian spoke at our church - Our Savior's Lutheran in Moorhead. He spoke of the plight of the Indians as a whole. What I remembered most was, "Most Indians like to live like the white man, but it's when they retire, only they want to live that way all of their life!" The same could be said of other races, as comedian Bill Cosby espouses on occasions. That is another whole world that I don't want to get into!

Like Peterson said, a new coat of paint on old wood won't do the job.

Harry Jackim, Moorhead, letter: No Sioux to defend the spirit of UND? 20071209

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