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Unformatted text preview: years," Swanson says. "We believe it has taken on a meaning independent of the word itself and it's positive." Asked if they were offended by the name Redskins , 75% of Native American respondents in SI's poll said they were not, and even on reservations, where Native American culture and influence are perhaps felt most intensely, 62% said they weren't offended. Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1025046/3/index.htm#ixzz1IsZh7A Lk Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma "I don't see anything wrong with Indian nicknames as long as they're not meant to be derogatory. "To a lot of the younger folks the name Redskins is tied to the football team, and it doesn't represent anything more than the team," says Roland McCook Just do away with the imagerythe dancing, the pageantry," says Gross....
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