Do You Understand How Native American Team Names Became Popular in the World of U.S. Sports?

Do You Understand How Native American Team Names Became Popular in the World of U.S. Sports?

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.

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WASHINGTON — Native American team names mean honor and respect. That’s what executives of pro sports clubs often say. History tells a different story.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: The real history of Native American team names

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