Sioux tribe asks Crazy Horse saloon to change its name

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Descendants of the American Indian warrior Crazy Horse have appealed to operators of a famed Paris strip club named after him to change its name.

Descendants of the American Indian warrior Crazy Horse have appealed to operators of a famed Paris strip club named after him to change its name.

Alfred Red Cloud, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, delivered a letter requesting the name change to operators of the Crazy Horse saloon.

"The name is a sacred name to our people," Red Cloud told reporters outside the club near the Champs Elysées. "Nobody uses that name back home - even our own people."

Red Cloud was delivering a letter from Harvey White Woman, a descendant of Crazy Horse. It did not threaten legal action, but it said: "I want the young people of my tribe to remember him as a strong leader and warrior and not some nightclub in Paris."

The Oglala Sioux warrior fought against the US army in the 1870s.

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