"Maine's Governor has signed a bill making the state the first to prohibit public school, colleges and universities from using Native American symbols as mascots" https://www.cnn.com/...ve-american-mascots/
a much longer shot but wouldn't mind Washington to follow.
The team originated as the Boston Braves, based in Boston
, in 1932
, under the ownership of George Preston Marshall
At the time the team played in Braves Field
, home of the Boston Braves
baseball team in the National League
. The following year, the club moved to Fenway Park
, home of the American League
's Boston Red Sox
, whereupon owners changed the team's name to "Boston Redskins." To round out the change, Marshall hired William "Lone Star" Dietz
, who was thought to be part Sioux
, as the team's head coach.
However, Boston wasn't much of a football town at the time and the team had difficulty drawing fans.
The Redskins relocated south from New England
after five years to the national capital of Washington, D.C...
Sad... My daughter goes to Central Michigan Univ. The Chippewas.. named after a local tribe. The tribe is very involved with the university, they hold events throughout the school year. The kids are educated about appropriate and inappropriate face painting, and hand gestures. Its a great relationship and gets more people to learn about the first residents of those lands.
Liking ST more since finding the block user post option.
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