Report: Only 76 of 967 'squaw' place names changed

Only 74 of the 967 "squaw" place names in the U.S. have been changed in the last 10 years, a success rate of less than 8 percent, the Associated Press reports.

The executive director of the U.S. Geographic Names Board says tribes are partly to blame for the slow change. Roger Payne said tribes take too long to decide on replacement names.

Oregon has the most "squaw" place names than anywhere in the country, according to the AP. Since 2001, only six of about 170 names have been changed in the state.

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