Native American History Summary

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Native American History Summary & Analysis Indian Mascots/Indian Stereotypes In 1972, Stanford's president ordered the retirement of the university's Indian mascot. Responding to student complaints that the mascot perpetuated offensive stereotypes, and that his halftime dances at football games made a mockery of Indian religious rituals, President Richard Lyman ordered that the "use of the Indian Symbol should be immediately disavowed and permanently stopped." 8 Other colleges and high schools have since followed Stanford's example. Embracing the argument made by one Stanford official that "sensitivity and awareness do not come easily when childish misrepresentations in games, history books and motion pictures make up a large part of our experience," they moved to abandon the controversial imagery. 9 But not every school or sports team followed suit. Many dug in their heels and refused to submit to what they labeled "political correctness." Some claimed that their mascots actually honored Native Americans;
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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