zerkalo: If the Spokane Indians, in the heart of red-state Washington can do it, Cleveland can:Per wikipedia:<I>In the 2006 offseason, the Indians began a process to redesign their logo and uniforms. As per tradition, they began by avoiding the use of any American Indian imagery, but early in the process of redesign, the contacted the team about officially supporting the team. In the process, the tribe gave permission to the team to adopt subtle and tasteful imagery, in order to pay homage to the team's history and new connection with the tribe. The cooperation, called "historic" by the team, included the creation of a secondary logo written in</I>
FlyingJ: Ryker's Peninsula But if I ever hear that damn tomahawk chop chant again, I'm throwing the remote through the TV.Did the Cleveland Indians ever pick that up? I guess it's not true Deion Sanders took it 2 the Braves from his Seminole days...http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2012/09/or ig ins_of_the_tomahawk_chop_scott_brown_s_staffers_mocking_elizabeth_warr en_are_continuing_a_long_tradition_.html
GrizzledVeteran: A little more backstory from the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1/18/15), just as the new name was being announced:[img.fark.net image 260x520]
Uakronkid: GrizzledVeteran: A little more backstory from the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1/18/15), just as the new name was being announced:[img.fark.net image 260x520]So a Native American player made such a positive impact on the team that they named it after him.Maybe the protesters should ask the guy's descendants how they feel about all this.
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