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Indian students hold cleansing ceremony for tepee

Indian students at Montana State University in Bozeman held a cleansing ceremony for a tepee that was defaced with the F-word.

MSU president Geoff Gamble attended the ceremony. "You need to know how sorry I am that someone would think to write a hate message on your lodge," he was quoted as saying.

The MSU Indian Club brought in a Cheyenne leader to cleanse the tepee outside the American Indian Council Resource Center. The students said the defacement indicative of racism and prejudice they face at the school.

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