Part I. Background. 1. Chiefs, braves, and tomahawks : the use of American Indians as university mascots / Robert Longwell-Grice and Hope Longwell-Grice -- 2. Teach them respect not racism : common themes and questions about the use of "Indian" logos / Barbara E. Munson -- 3. Native Americans and sports mascots / Sharon Pray Muir -- 4. The problems with Native American mascots / Laurel R. Davis -- 5. What the "Fighting Sioux" tells us about white people / Robert Jensen -- 6. Gendered discourse: higher education, mascots, and race / Jennifer Guiliano. Part II. Educational issues. 7. A letter from the Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees regarding the use of Chief Illiniwek -- 8. On the use of American Indian mascots : a presentation to the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee / Roy H. Saigo -- 9. American Indian imagery and the miseducation of America / Ellen J. Staurowsky -- 10. Native images in schools and the racially hostile environment / Lawrence R. Baca -- 11. Native mascots and ethnic fraud in higher education : using tribal critical race theory and the interest convergence principle as an analytic tool / Angelina E. Castagno and Stacey J. Lee -- 12. Mascots and meaning : how one district worked through the emotional issue of changing team logos / Terry Grier -- 13. Strategies for making team identity change / David Carl Wahlberg -- 14. Native American mascots and alumni giving / Patrick J. McEwan and Clive R. Belfield. Part III. Reform and resistance. 15. Defensive dialogues : Native American mascots, anti-Indianism, and educational institutions / C. Richard King -- 16. Putting the moccasin on the other foot : a media history of the "Fighting Whities" / Bruce E. Johansen -- 17. Note to Congress : stop shielding "Indian" mascots and start defending Indian people / Suzan Shown Harjo -- 18. The resurrection of the chief / Dave Zirin -- 19. Tribe approval of mascots not enough / Daily Cardinal Editorial Board, University of Wisconsin.Content Notes:
Part IV. Documents : policies, resolutions, and legislation. 20. Statement on the use of Native American images and nicknames as sports symbols (2001) / U.S. Commission on Civil Rights -- 21. The Five Civilized Tribes Intertribal Council mascot resolution (July 14, 2001) / Five Civilized Tribes Intertribal Council -- 22. Opposition to the University of North Dakota's use of the Fighting Sioux name and logo (2002) / Governing Body of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation -- 23. Denouncement of the use of any American Indian name or artifice associated with team mascots by any professional/nonprofessional sport teams (1993) / National Congress of American Indians -- 24. Resolution in opposition to Native American mascots (1999) / National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- 25. Statement on team names (1993) / American Jewish Committee -- 26. Statement on the use of American Indian sports mascots (January 27, 1999) / Society of Indian Psychologists -- 27. Resolution recommending the immediate retirement of American Indian mascots, symbols, images, and personalities by schools, colleges, universities, athletic teams, and organizations (2005) / American Psychological Association -- 28. Native American imagery resolution (2005) / North American Society for the Sociology of Sport -- 29. Policy on Native American logos and names (1993) / University of Wisconsin Athletic Department -- 30. Competition and anti-discrimination policy (2002) / Advisory Committee on Athletics, University of Minnesota -- 31. Guideline for use of Native American mascots (2005) / National Collegiate Athletic Association -- 32. Resolution on the elimination of American Indian mascots (1997) / Los Angeles City Board of Education -- 33. Resolution condemning use of derogatory sports team names, mascots, and symbols (1999) / Hutchinson Human Relations Commission -- 34. Resolution on Native American mascots (1998) / Governors' Interstate Indian Council -- 35. Resolution on Native American mascots (2002) / New Hampshire Board of Education -- 36. Resolution of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs (1999) / Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs -- 37. Report on use of nicknames, logos, and mascots depicting Native American people in Michigan educational institutions (1988) / Michigan Civil Rights Commission -- 38. California Racial Mascots Act AB 858 (2004) / State of California -- 39. Oklahoma Racial Mascots Act, senate bill 567 (2005) / Bill introduced in the Oklahoma state legislature -- 40. Tennessee Mascot Act (2007) / State of Tennessee -- 41. U.S. House Resolution 1933 (2005) / 109th Congress, U.S. House of Representatives -- 42. Protection of University Governance Act of 2006 / Bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Part V. Additional resources -- 43. Organizations advocating change -- 44. American Indian mascot nickname changes : a chronology.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-269) and index.