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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a Tribal Nations Summit during Native American Heritage Month, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, on Nov. 15, 2021, in Washington. Secretary Haaland on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, declared "squaw" to be a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove the term from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland formally declared "squaw" a derogatory term Nov. 19 and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press November 23, 2021