As a lifelong fan of sports in America, I’m fascinated by the way we select team names. And as a Native American, I am particularly curious about the way organized sports references American Indian by name and mascot.
In fact, I played a number of sports at a high school whose team identity was the “Warriors” too, albeit with a very tasteful logo and mascot.
WASHINGTON — Native American team names mean honor and respect. That’s what executives of pro sports clubs often say. History tells a different story.