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The Indians nickname started for them on January 17, 1915. On January 17, 2 Cleveland newspapers reported that the Indians had been chosen to replace the previous nickname of "The Cleveland Naps" - Cleveland's Baseball writers were invited to make the selection and they chose the Indians, it having been 1 of the names applied to the old National League club of Cleveland years ago.

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Q: When did the Cleveland Indians start their era with the 'Indian' name?
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