Check New Kansas Creek Names After 'Squaw' Cancelled By Feds

We remember German hottie Jordan paying tribute Native fashions not so long ago . . . Thank kind of sexy homage might not be politically correct . . . However, dusty maps are a far greater threat.

Accordingly, here's follow-up and new names that hope to erase the history of the Sunflower State . . .

The word "squaw" was formally declared derogatory last November in an order issued by Deb Haaland, the nation's first Native American secretary of the interior.

"Squaw" is an ethnic, racial and sexist slur, particularly for Indigenous women, Haaland said in a news release.

"Our nation’s lands and waters should be places to celebrate the outdoors and our shared cultural heritage — not to perpetuate the legacies of oppression," she said.

The U.S. Department of Interior released a list showing the new names. Five were creeks formerly called Squaw Creek.

- Oaks Creek in Brown County in northeast Kansas.
- Brown Creek in Brown and Doniphan counties in northeast Kansas.
- Potato Creek in Cherokee County in southeast Kansas and Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma.
- Hogback Creek in Chautauqua County in southeast Kansas.
- Elk Creek in Montgomery County in southeast Kansas.
- Horseshoe Branch in Norton County in northwest Kansas (formerly Squaw Branch).

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'Potato' and 'Hogback' among new names for Kansas creeks renamed to remove derogatory term

Six creeks or tributaries on federal land in Kansas, all of which bore names that included the word "squaw," saw those changed this month. The U.S. Department of Interior announced Sept. 8 that its Board on Geographic Names had approved new names for nearly 650 geographic features nationwide that formerly contained the word that is derogatory to Indigenous women.