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TV show set in future comes up with new name for NFL team






Chief Red Cloud, sometime in the 1880s. Photo by David Frances Barry

The Washington NFL team has been renamed in a TV show that premieres next month.

The team goes by the Washington Red Clouds in the Minority Report show on the Fox network, the Associated Press reported. The name apparently comes from Red Cloud, an Oglala Lakota leader who defeated the U.S. Army before signing the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.

The show is set 50 years in the future, the AP said.

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