The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook / edited by C. Richard King.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: This volume offers an overview of the controversies surrounding the use of Native American mascots for sports teams over the past 40 years. It trains its attention on education to reveal the significance of the continued use of such symbols, artifacts, and identities and the efforts to combat them. A collection of primary documents and an extensive list of resources for further study are also included. Expounding the dangers and damages associated with their continued use, the editors created a guide for anyone with an interest in race relations. Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. According to this work, once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved just the opposite that the use of Native American mascots in educational institutions has perpetuated a shameful history of racial insensitivity.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • ISBN:
      9780810867314 (cloth : alk. paper)
      0810867311 (cloth : alk. paper)
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    • ABNT:
      KING, C. R. The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook. [s. l.]: Scarecrow Press, 2010. ISBN 9780810867314. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      King CR. The Native American Mascot Controversy : A Handbook. Scarecrow Press; 2010. Accessed January 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      King, C. R. (2010). The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook. Scarecrow Press. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      King, C. Richard. 2010. The Native American Mascot Controversy : A Handbook. Scarecrow Press.
    • Harvard:
      King, C. R. (2010) The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook. Scarecrow Press. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      King, CR 2010, The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook, Scarecrow Press, viewed 27 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      King, C.Richard. The Native American Mascot Controversy : A Handbook. Scarecrow Press, 2010. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      King, C. Richard. The Native American Mascot Controversy : A Handbook. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      King CR. The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook [Internet]. Scarecrow Press; 2010 [cited 2020 Jan 27]. Available from: