I Am Not A Mascot

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In 2005, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) voted to eliminate cultural mascot images of their member athletic teams.

No exhibit within Wounded Knee Museum has provoked more discussion than our display of t-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, banners and athlete paraphernalia depicting these mascots.

In 2007, we encouraged visitors to let us know of athletic teams and institutions they knew about by completing a form.
If you know a non-native school, organization, or institution that uses mascots or caricatures of Native Americans, you may provide their name, mascot and location in your comment to this page - your name is optional.

We welcome your participation.
Please post your comment in the form below the table.

The following information has been provided by the visitors to the Wounded Knee Museum

American Institutions, Schools, Teams or Clubs 
that use symbols, words or images of 
American Indian Culture

The following table has not been edited for spelling errors or correctness.
 
OrganizationLocationSymbol / Word / Images / Mascot
High SchoolLititz, PA Lancaster CountySymbol-Spear, Mascot-Warrior
High SchoolPort Huron, MIBig Reds
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UTUtes
High SchoolKingsport, TNIndians
College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, VA"The Tribe"
SchoolStrasburg, COIndians
High SchoolPittsfield, MAThe Brave's
Shawnee High SchoolMt. Holly, NJNone Provided
Cherokee High SchoolMedford, NJNone Provided
High SchoolCAThe Braves
High SchoolStilwell, OKIndians
Men's ClubMyrtle Beach, SC"Crazy Horse"
High SchoolFrankfurt, OHWarriors
High SchoolColville, WAIndians
High SchoolWashington, INHatchets
Love Land Baptist ChurchKnoxville, TNName of Church-Word (Loveland)
Southeastern Oklahoma UniversityDuvant, OKSavages
Portage Wisconsin WarriorsPortage, WIIndian head
Shamokin Area School DistrictCoal Township, PAIndians, Spears and Indian head
High SchoolHarrisburg, PAIndian
High SchoolOkemus, MIIndian head (Chief Okemos, Ojibwa)
High SchoolThompson, OHRedskins
High SchoolIndependence, MDHeaddress
High SchoolWisconsinIndian head
High SchoolTewksbury, MARedmen
SchoolTrempealeau, WIRedmen
SchoolBellaire, OHBig Reds
SchoolGoshen, INRedskins
High SchoolRice Lake, WIRice Lake Warriors
High SchoolBrainerd, MNBrainerd Warriors
High SchoolWetumpka, ALHeaddress
High SchoolNorthborough, MATomahawks
High SchoolMadras, ORWhite Buffalos
SchoolWarroad, MNWarroad Warriors
High SchoolMt Zion, IL"Braves"
U.S. ArmyHelicopters"Apache Helicopter" "Comanche Helicopter" "Chinook Helicopter"
Barack ObamaWashington, D.C.Commander in "Chief"
High SchoolMosinee, WIIndians
SchoolSouthbend, INIndian Chief
Middle SchoolKenosha, WIIndians
High SchoolKenosha, WIIndian Trails
Public SchoolDawagar, MIChieftains
High SchoolParkersburg, WVBig Reds
Elora Mohawks Lacrosse TeamElora, Ontario CanadaMohawks
School DistrictLewistown, PAKishocoquillas Indians, Chief Logan Mingoes
School DistrictCenterville, IAReds
High SchoolWaterloo, IAWahawks - Chief of Tomahawks
High SchoolSpirit Lake, IASpirit Lake Indians (Received permission from surrounding native tribes)
SchoolLancaster, NYRed Skins
SchoolIndianland, SCWarriors
SchoolAthens, MIIndians
SchoolMichigan / New YorkRedskins
SchoolOhioTecumseh (Chief)(Arrows)
High SchoolBad Axe, MIHatchets
High SchoolChicago, ILNone Provided
High SchoolOnteora, NYIndians
Central MI UniversityMt. Pleasant, MIMascot - Chippewas
High SchoolMishicot, WIIndians
High SchoolJacksonville, TX (Cherokee County)Indians (Cherokee)?
High SchoolYoungstown, OHFighting Red's Indians
High SchoolAtchison, KSRedskins
High SchoolIrvine, CAWarriors (Mascot)
High SchoolWaukee, IAWarriors
High SchoolDes Miones, IAScarlets
High SchoolFire Lake, MIWarriors
High SchoolVero Beach, FL"Fighting Indians"
High SchoolCaliforniaMohicans
Baseball TeamAtlantaBraves
High SchoolKalispell, MTFlathead Braves
High SchoolManhattan, KSIndians
High SchoolSmithville, MDWarriors
High SchoolWilliams City, OHFairview Apache's
High SchoolWauseon, OHIndians
High SchoolFoxboro, MARedskins
High SchoolSpringfield, MDKickapoo
High SchoolSioux Falls, SDHeaddress, Warriors
Atlanta BravesAtlanta, GABaseball Team Mascot
SchoolMonticello, INIndians (mascot)
SchoolIndianaBraves (mascot)
SchoolSpring, TXWarriors
SchoolIndianaBraves (mascot)
University of North DakotaNorth DakotaFighting Sioux
High SchoolIllinoisWarriors (Chief Waubonsie)
High SchoolTenneseeBlue Devils
High SchoolWaynesburg, PAWarriors
High SchoolBenea, OHBraves
Baseball TeamCleveland, OHCleveland Indians, Chiaf Wahoo
SchoolPortage, INIndian Head
SchoolStar Valley, WYHeaddress
SchoolPort Jervis, NYRaiders, Indian Head
Football TeamKansas City, KSKansas City Chiefs
SchoolPhiladelphia, PARoxborough Indians
High SchoolMissouri/td>Hawks
High SchoolMarksville, CAIndian
Western Hockey LeagueSaskachewan, CanadaWarriors
High SchoolGrand Prairie, TXWarriors
High SchoolTonganoxie, KSChieftains
SchoolRussellville, MOIndians
OjibwaMinnesotaLanguage and artistic stories and clothing
High SchoolMiddleboro, MASachem profile picture
High SchoolSanford, COIndian School Mascot
High SchoolBerlin, WIHeaddress, Name (Indians
High SchoolTuscolo, ILWarriors
SchoolPocahontas, IowaIndian / Maiden
High SchoolMokwonago, WIIndians
High SchoolPonca, NEIndians
High SchoolFrankford, DEIndians
High SchoolWest Sunbury, PAWarriors & Indian Profile
High SchoolGas City, INIndians
New Day Treatment CenterL'Anse, MITribal
High SchoolChicago, ILIndians
High SchoolPortland, MAWarriors
High SchoolGary, INMascot
High SchoolCharleston, SCWarriors
Prep SchoolDallas, TXWarriors
High SchoolShipshewana, INWarriors
High SchoolDrain, ORMascot, Warriors
High SchoolSt Johns, AZIndians
High SchoolIola, WIThunderbirds
Centerville "Big Reds"Centerville, IAIndian Head, Girls called "Redetts"
Florida State UniversityTallahasse, FLSeminoles, Chief Osceola & the Spear
School DistrictShamokin, PAIndians
High SchoolGrand Junction, COIndians & Feathers, Warriors
SchoolEmerson, IA"Blackhawks" Indian on horse logo
University of IllinoisChampaigne, ILIndian
High SchoolCincinnati, OHBraves
Balfeur RedskinsRegina, Saskatchewan CAIndian w/ Headdress
High SchoolWaverly, TNIndians
Sandwich IndiansSandwich, ILIndians
Public SchoolYutan, NEChieftains
High SchoolOhioShawnee Arrows
City SchoolsOhio (Butler County)Indians
High SchoolSisseton, SDRedmen
High SchoolBritton, SDBraves
High SchoolBrattleboro, VTMisc.
High SchoolColumbus, OHBraves
Sport TeamWinnipeg, Monitoba CAChiefs
High SchoolWest Havtford, CTThe Warriors
High SchoolThe Dalles, OREagle / Indians
High SchoolMolalla, ORIndians
High SchoolFalton, NYRed Raiders
High SchoolEaston, MarylandWarriors
High SchoolManchester, CTIndians
High SchoolPittsburgh, PAIndian on Logos
High SchoolGranite City, ILMascot
High SchoolColorado Springs, COEagle Beak Symbol, Indian Costume, Cheer Leaders
NHL Hockey TeamChicago, ILChicago Blackhawks
The Indians Show BandIrelandSitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Native Regalia, Mocking Music
High SchoolMcLoud, OKRedskins
High SchoolHickory, NCSt Stephens Indians
High SchoolBrampton, Ontario, CanadaChinguacousy Chiefs
High SchoolSt Francis, KansasCheyenne (County) Indians
Men's ClubMilwaukee, WI"Crazy Horse"
High SchoolBonner Springs, KSBraves
High SchoolGlenn Falls, NYIndians
High SchoolHampton, VAWarriors
High SchoolGoshen, OHWarriors
High SchoolWinnabago, ILIndians



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bonner Springs KS High School....Braves

Anonymous said...

Men's Club in Milwaukee, WI - "Crazy Horse"
I beleive they should have to pay for the rights....

Wounded Knee Museum said...

Thank you for your contributions, they have been added to the list.

Anonymous said...

And Americans still ask themselves why all the world dislike their behaviour with other people...

Anonymous said...

Molalla Oregon has the Molalla Indian as a mascot. The "Indian" is historically incorrect. It is a lurid orange clip art cartoon in a warbonnet. No Native Americans in the Western Valley of Oregon had such warbonnet. The High School plays "Indian" with a ceremony in the fall, a historically incorrect soccer field teepee ceremony and it paints the "Indian" on the soccer field so the head gets torn up during play. The State of Oregon banned these mascots in spring, 2012 and the school has till 2017 to find a new mascot. There is no honor here and I can hardly wait to never see the ugly clip art stereotype again!

Anonymous said...

There is a slight misconception with the University of Utah mascot. The mascot is actually a "Red Hawk". The University does still use the name Utes, with the blessing of the Ute Tribe.

Anonymous said...

You might want to re-check your list... Someone put President Obama on there as a dumb joke.

Anonymous said...

You should update list you moron. Chief Logan, Kishacoquillas stopped being schools in 1989.They were in Mifflin County Pa.(Lewistown area)

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