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Bill seeks removal of 'halfbreed' and 'breed' names in Montana

A view of the Halfbreed Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Montana State Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R) is introducing a bill to remove the words “half breed” and “breed” from place names in the state.

The idea originated with the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. There are at least 17 such names in the state, including the Halfbreed Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

The bill is being introduced today, the Associated Press reported. it would set up an advisory committee to come up with new place names.

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