Back in 1973, just before I entered the U.S. Army, I attended U.N.D. (University of North Dakota) for a semester. I grew up 60 miles away from Grand Forks and the institution that gave the NBA Phil Jackson and showed the rest of the country how to play ice hockey. I was always a fan of the Fighting Sioux...in fact, the Sioux mascot image was very much like my high school mascot image of the Lakota Raiders. Lakota is the Sioux word for ally or friend and the Sioux refered to themselves as the Lakota People.