NANFA-- native fish on 20/20

Christopher Scharpf (
Sat, 11 Mar 2000 23:08:15 -0400

I was watching ABC's 20/20 the other night. They did a story on various Indian
groups' efforts to remove the word "squaw" from common usage because they
consider it offensive to Indian women. The reporter mentioned that the common
name of the squawfish had been officially changed to pikeminnow. Footage of the
fish was shown.

Unfortunately, the reporter and/or his staff didn't research this angle of the
story very well, for he called the pikeminnow a "pokeminnow"!

Christopher Scharpf

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