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'Siouxper Drunk' shirts cause backlash

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GRAND FORKS, ND - Photos of young people wearing T-shirts depicting an Indian head logo drinking from a beer bong with the words "Siouxper Drunk" are sparking controversy on the University of North Dakota campus.

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The photos, which were posted on the blog site LastRealIndians.com, appeared to have been taken Saturday during the annual Springfest celebration. The event, while not organized by UND, is attended by many of the university's students. It is held in a park near campus.

The Native American community on campus reacted swiftly on Twitter and elsewhere calling the shirts offensive. Some who allegedly wore the shirts have responded on Twitter with apologies.

The university dropped the Fighting Sioux nickname in 2012 but has not adopted a new nickname.

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