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Donna Blue Bird (right), and her two daughters Jamie, left, and Winona Blue Bird bought these T-shirts Wednesday from the I Love Duluth store in Canal Park. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

'Indian name' T-shirts offend Duluth residents

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As an American Indian, Donna Blue Bird said she has had to deal with racism all her life, but it's not often as blatant as the kind the Duluth woman came across Wednesday in Canal Park.

Hanging on a clothing rack at the Canal Park retail store "I Love Duluth," Blue Bird, 51, found two T-shirts. One of them said, "My Indian name is, 'Drinks Like Fish;' the other said, "My Indian name is, 'Crawling Drunk.'"

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