Comedy duo asked not to use 'Indian' during North Dakota show

The Williams and Ree comedy duo, otherwise known as “the Indian and the White Guy," were recently faced with an unusual request when trying to book a show in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The team was asked not to use the word "Indian" in their performance. “It seemed odd, since that’s part of their deal. After all, they’re the Indian and the White Guy," booking agent Rob Battle told The Grand Forks Herald.

After laughing about it for a while, Terry Ree, who is Sioux, agreed to the request. Apparently, someone was concerned about getting too close to the controversy over the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota.

In the end, however, the gig never came through. "I was going to hang this son of a bitch out to dry, any moron who could be that narrow-minded,” Ree said in a video on SayAnythingBlog.

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Grand Forks appearance of Williams and Ree comedy duo derailed by Sioux nickname controversy (The Grand Forks Herald 3/3)

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