Take a few hits on your “Peace Pipe” Chiefs and relax

A three-judge panel at the Patent & Trademark Office ruled 2-1 that the name wasn’t worthy of federal trademark protection. The decision could escalate the campaign against a brand that the NFL and team owner Daniel M. Snyder have vigorously defended against increasingly strident criticism and is not going to take their decision laying down.

For the courts to side with some Indian dissidents who take offense having a sports team named after them is ridiculous.

With all of the pressing issues facing the over-loaded court systems I would think they have more important things to do then to worry about appeasing a few offended Indians that are toking  “wacky tabbacci” in their peace pipes.


The old cliché is; if something or someone imitated you it was supposed to be a form of flattery. I am sure that this is the intent of the teams and not meant to be an insult.

Based on all of the problems facing the Indian nation has these days the last thing they should be concerned with is sports teams named after them. The Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians like a multitude of others have been around for generations and their teams being named after Indians should be considered adulation.

I didn’t realize that the list was so extensive.

Put this in your “peace pipe” and smoke it. If the court systems really are going to make a clean sweep of all the teams that are named after Indian tribes they have a lot of work ahead of them.

The following is a list of MOST of the teams that are named in some-way after Indian tribes.

American football
• Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
• Washington Redskins (NFL) See also: Washington Redskins name controversy
• Duluth Eskimos (NFL), now defunct
Association football (soccer)
• Indios de Ciudad Juárez (Mexico)
• Kaizer Chiefs F.C. (South Africa), named after the now-defunct American soccer team Atlanta Chiefs
• Guarani Esporte Clube (CE), Juazeiro do Norte
• Guarani Esporte Clube (MG), Divinópolis
• Guarani Futebol Clube, Campinas
• Guarany Futebol Clube, Bagé
• Guarany Futebol Clube (Camaquã)
• Guarany Sporting Club, Sobral
• Associação Atlética Guarany, Porto da Folha
• Esporte Clube Guarani, Venâncio Aires
• Sociedade Esportiva, Recreativa e Cultural Guarani, Palhoça
• Sport Club Guarany, Cruz Alta
• Club Guaraní, Asunción
• Colo-Colo, Santiago de Chile.
• Lautaro, Buin.
• Atlanta Braves (MLB), originally Boston Braves, then Milwaukee Braves, plus all but one of their minor league affiliates:
o Danville Braves
o Gulf Coast League Braves
o Gwinnett Braves (formerly the Richmond Braves)
o Mississippi Braves
o Rome Braves
• Cleveland Indians (MLB), along with one current minor league affiliate and one defunct affiliate:
o Gulf Coast Indians
o Kinston Indians (defunct; replaced in 2012 by the Carolina Mudcats)
• Indianapolis Indians
• Peoria Chiefs—The Peoria Chiefs no longer use indigenous imagery, instead using imagery related to firefighters.
• Spokane Indians
• Syracuse Chiefs—The team changed its name from “Chiefs” to “SkyChiefs” from 1996–2006, but reverted to “Chiefs” in 2007. Today’s Chiefs do not use any imagery related to indigenous peoples, instead using railroad image
• Indios de Ciudad Juarez (defunct)
• Yaquis de Obregón
• Caribes de Anzoátegui (Venezuelan Professional Baseball League)
• Mayos de Navojoa (Liga Mexicana del Pacifico)
• Atlanta Hawks (NBA) — Originally Tri-City Blackhawks (1946-1951). The Hawks do not use indigenous imagery.
• Buffalo Braves (NBA) — relocated to San Diego, now Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers do not use indigenous imagery.
• Golden State Warriors (NBA) — Originally Philadelphia Warriors, then San Francisco Warriors. The Warriors no longer use indigenous imagery.
• Guaiqueríes de Margarita (LPB)
Canadian football
• Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Ice hockey
• Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) – Named for an World War I Infantry Division that in turn was named for Sauk leader, Black Hawk, a prominent figure in the history of Illinois. In 2008, this logo was voted best in the National Hockey League by The Hockey News.[3]
• Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) — Named after the Charlestown Chiefs, the fictional team in the movie Slap Shot (partially shot in the real team’s home city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania). Team moved and became Greenville Road Warriors in 2010.
• Frölunda Indians (Swedish Hockey League)
• Malmö Redhawks (HockeyAllsvenskan)
• Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
• Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
• Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
• Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
• Brooklin Redmen
• Burlington Chiefs
• Kitchener-Waterloo Braves
• Elora Mohawks
• Mississauga Tomahawks
• Six Nations Arrows
• Six Nations Chiefs
• St. Regis Indians
• The New Zealand Warriors, a New Zealand Rugby League team based in Auckland which plays in the Australian NRL competition
• The Wigan Warriors, an English Rugby League team from Wigan playing in Super League, named after the indigenous English warriors who fought in World War 2.
• The Chiefs, a rugby union team representing the central North Island of New Zealand in the Super Rugby competition
• Exeter Chiefs, a rugby union side from England
• New Zealand Māori, a New Zealand rugby union (and formerly rugby league) side whose members must be at least 1/16 Māori
• Northland Taniwha, a rugby team in the ITM Cup named after a being from Māori mythology
• The Tomahawks, the official nickname of the United States national rugby league team
• Indianerna (Elitserien)
Amateur and school teams
Colleges and universities
• Current Usage
o Alcorn State University – Lorman, Mississippi (Braves) Logo is a large A, no indication of Native American imagery being used.
o Bacone College – Muskogee, Oklahoma (Warriors) was founded as a Cherokee Baptist Mission school and retains a connection to several tribes.[4]
o Bradley University – Peoria, Illinois (Braves)
o Central Michigan University – Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Chippewas)
o Chowan University – Murfreesboro, North Carolina (Braves)
o Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida (Seminoles) – Use of the Seminole name and imagery is supported by representatives of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and some members of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, two of three federally recognized Seminole tribes.[5]
o University of Hawaii at Manoa – (Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors) and (Rainbow Wahine) Since 2000, each team has been allowed to select its own mascot name; most notably, the football team has been simply known as “The Warriors”.
o Mississippi College – Clinton, Mississippi (Choctaws)
o Ottawa University – Ottawa, Kansas (Braves)
o San Diego State University – San Diego, California (Aztecs)
o University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Braves) – representing a college originally created to educate American Indians
o University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah (Utes)
• Prior Usage
o University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – have removed all official university sanction of Native American imagery, but unofficially, still widely used by students and fans – there is considerable controversy over whether the term “Illini” as originally used at the university was directly related to Native American culture at all, or whether the imagery was added after the fact; documentation tends to indicate that “Illini” refers to the state of Illinois itself and not its indigenous peoples.[6]
o Eastern Michigan University Hurons – changed to Eagles in 1991.
o Texas Tech Red Raiders does not use Native American imagery.
o University of North Dakota dropped its Fighting Sioux nickname in 2012.
o William & Mary Tribe – no longer uses any imagery related to indigenous peoples
High schools
The following high schools are listed in alphabetical order by team name:
Tecumseh High School (New Carlisle, Ohio) – logo features arrow and feathers
• Arcadia High School, Arcadia, California[7][8]
• Centennial High School, Compton, California[8]
• Gonzales High School, Gonzales, Texas [1]
• Pottsville High School, Pottsville, Arkansas
• Sanger High School, Sanger, California[8]
• Vallejo High School, Vallejo, California (to be retired at graduation in June 2014)[8][9]
• Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Marlborough, Massechusetts
• Esperanza High School, Anaheim, California
• La Quinta High School (Westminster, California)
• Soledad High School, Soledad, California
• West Aurora High School, Aurora, Illinois
• Stockton High School, Stockton, Illinois
• Brandon High School, Ortonville, Michigan
• Alta Loma High School, Rancho Cucamonga, California
• Annawan High School, Annawan, Illinois
• Avon High School, Avon, New York
• Badger High School, Kinsman, Ohio
• Baker High School, Baker, California
• Baldwin High School (Milledgeville, Georgia)
• Baldwin Park High School, Baldwin Park, California
• Banks High School, Banks, Oregon
• Bartram High School, Philadelphia
• Battle Creek Jr/Sr High School, Battle Creek, Nebraska
• Bellmont High School, Decatur, Indiana
• Benson High School (Minnesota)
• Bethel High School (Spanaway, Washington)
• Boise High School, Boise, Idaho
• Bonner Springs High School, Bonner Springs, Kansas
• Borden Jr/Sr High School, Sellersburg, Indiana
• Bottineau High School, Bottineau, North Dakota
• Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, Indiana
• Bountiful High School, Bountiful, Utah
• Bremen High School (Midlothian, Illinois)
• Brownstown Central High School, Brownstown, Indiana
• Berea High School, Berea, Ohio
• Blackhawk Christian School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
• Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, New_York
• Central High School (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
• Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School, North Eagle Butte, South Dakota
• Chopticon High School, Morganza, Maryland
• Community High School (Nevada, Texas)
• Council Grove High School, Council Grove, Kansas
• El Cajon Valley High School, El Cajon, California
• Flathead High School, Kalispell, Montana
• Fonda-Fultonville High School, Fonda, NY
• Gladstone Area High School, Gladstone, Michigan
• Grant County High School, Dry Ridge, Kentucky
• Hamilton Union High School, Hamilton City, California
• Indian Creek High School, Trafalgar, Indiana
• Indian Hill High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Indian Valley High School, Gnadenhutten, Ohio
• Lake Gibson High School, Lakeland, Florida
• Lompoc High School, Lompoc, California
• Maconaquah High School, Bunker Hill, Indiana
• Mandan High School, Mandan, North Dakota
• Mount Zion High School, Mt. Zion, Illinois
• Mt. Edgecumbe High School, Sitka, Alaska
• Norte Vista High School, Riverside, California
• Octorara Area High School, Atglen, Pennsylvania
• Olentangy High School, Lewis Center, Ohio
• Parshall High School, Parshall, North Dakota
• Pequea Valley High School, Kinzers, Pennsylvania
• Reedsport Community Charter School, Reedsport, Oregon
• St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, California
• Scott Central High School, Sikeston, Missouri
• Sherman Indian High School, Riverside, California – A residential school for Native Americans
• Shawnee High School (Springfield, Ohio)
• Shikellamy High School, Sunbury, Pennsylvania
• Smithville High School, Smithville, Oklahoma
• Socastee High School, Socastee, South Carolina
• South Jones High School, Ellisville, Mississippi
• South Vigo Senior High, Terre Haute, Indiana
• Star Valley High School, Afton, Wyoming
• Talawanda High School, Oxford, Ohio
• Tishomingo County High School, Iuka, Mississippi
• Tomales High School, Tomales, California
• Tawas Area High School, Tawas City, Michigan
• Turtle Mountain Community Schools, Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Belcourt, North Dakota – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
• Union County High School, Morganfield, Kentucky
• Walton High School, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
• Washington High School, Cherokee, Iowa
• Williamstown High School, Williamstown, New Jersey
• Agawam High School, Agawam, Massachusetts [10]
• McMinn County High School, Athens, Tennessee
South Doyle High School, Knoxville, Tennessee
• Blytheville High School, Blytheville, Arkansas
• Cherokee High School, Burlington County, New Jersey
• Deer Creek Mackinaw High School, Mackinaw, Illinois
• Iroquois Central School District, Buffalo, New York
• Kempsville High School, Va. Beach, Virginia
• Lakeland School District, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
• Massapequa High School, Massapequa, New York
• McIntosh High School, Peachtree City, Georgia
• Monacan High School, Chesterfield County, Virginia
• Moses Lake Senior High School, Moses Lake, Washington
• North Myrtle Beach High School, Little River, South Carolina
• Northview High School (Century, Florida)
• Sequoyah High School, Hickory Flat, Georgia
• Saranac Central High School, Dannemora, New York
• Big Foot High School, Walworth, Wisconsin
• Canton High School, Plymouth, Michigan
• Bellevue East High School, Bellevue, Nebraska
• Dowagiac High School, Dowagiac, Michigan
• Logan High School, Logan, Ohio
• Comstock High School, Comstock, Michigan
• Plainwell Community High School, Plainwell, Michigan
• Palma High School, Salinas, California
• Sapulpa High School, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
• South Barber High School, Kiowa, Kansas
• Chickasaw High School, Chickasaw, Alabama
• Potosi High School, Potosi, Wisconsin
• Bibb County Choctaws, Centreville, Alabama [11]
• Canyon High School, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California
Eskimos or Eskymos
• Escanaba Area Public Schools, Escanaba, Michigan – The public schools are all the Eskymos, and have an Indian education program.[12]
• Adair County High School (Columbia, Kentucky)[13]
• Albany High School (Albany, Georgia)
• Altamont High School, Altamont, Illinois
• Alvarado High School, Alvarado, Texas
• Amesbury High School, Amesbury, Massachusetts
• Anacoco High School, Anacoco, Louisiana
• Anacostia High School, Washington, D.C.
• Andale High School, Andale, Kansas
• Anderson High School, Anderson, Indiana
• Arapaho High School, Arapaho, Oklahoma
• Arickaree High School, Anton, Colorado
• Armijo High School, Fairfield, California
• Armuchee High School, Rome, Georgia
• Asher High School, Asher, Oklahoma
• Athens High School, Athens, Michigan
• Avinger High School, Avinger, Texas
• Baldwin Middle-Senior High School, Baldwin, Florida
• Bartlett Junior Senior High School, Webster, Massachusetts
• Berkeley Springs High School, Berkeley Springs WV
• Berlin High School, Berlin WI
• Billerica Memorial High School, Billerica MA
• Biloxi High School, Biloxi MS
• Bismarck High School, Bismarck MO
• Brentwood High School, Brentwood NY
• Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport WV
• Brimfield High School, Brimfield IL
• Broken Bow High School, Broken Bow NE
• Browning High School, Browning MT
• Browning Indians, Blackfeet Reservation
• Buhl High School, Buhl ID
• Burroughs High School, Burbank CA
• Byhalia High School, Byhalia MS
• Caddo Hills High School, Norman AR
• Calumet High School, Chicago IL
• Camanche High School, Camanche IA
• Cambridge High School, Cambridge NY
• Campbell High School, Campbell TX
• Canal Winchester High School, Canal Winchester OH
• Canaseraga High School, Canaseraga NY
• Candor High School, Candor NY
• Carlisle High School, Price TX
• Carlisle High School (Carlisle, Ohio)
• Carlyle High School, Carlyle IL
• Carrollton High School, Carrollton AL
• Catoosa High School, Catoosa OK
• Cedarville High School, Cedarville OH
• Central High School, Cheyenne WY
• Central High School, St. Joseph MO
• Charlton County High School, Folkston GA
• Chattooga High School, Summerville GA
• Cherokee High School (Alabama), Cherokee AL
• Cherokee High School, (Tennessee) Cherokee TX
• Chesaning High School, Chesaning MI
• Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs CO
• Chiefland High School, Chiefland FL
• Chilhowee High School, Chilhowee MO
• Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach FL
• Cincinnati Country Day High School, Cincinnati OH
• Clark County High School, Kahoka MO
• Clarke High School, Osceola IA
• Clarksville High School, Clarksville IA
• Clearwater High School, Clearwater KS
• Cleveland High School, Cleveland TX
• Clifton-Fine High School, Star Lake NY
• Cobre High School, Bayard NM
• Colbert County High School, Leighton AL
• Colville High School, Colville WA
• Comanche High School, Comanche TX
• Comanche High School, Comanche OK
• Conemaugh Township High School, Davidsville PA
• Conneaut Lake High School, Conneaut Lake PA
• Conneaut Valley High School, Conneautville PA
• Copley High School, Copley OH
• Cord-Charlotte High School, Charlotte AR
• Couch Myrtle High School, MO
• Council Rock North High School, Newtown PA
• County Line High School, Branch AR
• Cowanesque Valley High School, Westfield PA
• Coxsackie-Athens High School, Coxsackie NY
• Cross Keys High School, Atlanta GA
• Dakota High School, Dakota IL
• Danville High School, Danville VT
• Dartmouth High School, South Dartmouth MA
• Delaplaine High School, Delaplaine AR
• Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport TN
• Dodge County High School, Eastman GA
• Donegal High School, Mt. Joy PA
• Douglass High School, Douglass TX
• DuQuoin High School, DuQuoin IL
• East Bay High School, Gibsonton FL
• East Coweta High School, Sharpsburg GA
• East Limestone High School, Athens AL
• East Robertson High School, Cross Plains TN
• El Reno High School, El Reno OK
• Elko High School, Elko NV
• Elsberry High School, Elsberry MO
• Elton High School, Elton LA
• Fair Park High School, Shreveport LA
• Fairfield High School, Fairfield OH
• Fairfield High School, Cincinnati OH
• Farmington High School, Farmington CT
• Flandreau Indian High School, Flandreau SD
• Forest City High School, Forest City IA
• Fort Davis High School, Fort Davis TX
• Fort Defiance High School VA[14]
• Fort Osage High School, Independence MO
• Fort Recovery High School, Fort Recovery OH
• Fort White High School, Fort White FL
• Four Winds High School (Spirit Lake Reservation), Fort Totten ND
• Fourche Valley High School, Briggsville AR
• Franklin High School (Reisterstown, Maryland)
• Frankston High School, Frankston TX
• Fullerton Union High School, Fullerton CA
• Gaffney High School, Gaffney SC
• Ganado High School, Ganado TX
• Gar-Field Senior High School, Woodbridge VA
• Giddings State High School, Giddings TX
• Gilbert High School, Gilbert SC
• Girard High School, Girard OH
• Glens Falls High School, Glens Falls NY
• Grafton Memorial High School, Grafton MA
• Grand Ridge High School, Grand Ridge FL
• Grand Saline High School, Grand Saline TX
• Greenville High School, Greenville CA
• Greenwood High School, Greenwood WI
• Groton High School, Groton NY
• Groveton High School, Groveton TX
• Guilford High School, Guilford CT
• H.C. Wilcox Technical High School, Meriden CT
• Hallsville High School, Hallsville MO
• Hancock County High School, Sneedville TN
• Hanover High School, Hanover MA
• Happy Camp High School, Happy Camp CA
• Harlandale High School, San Antonio TX
• Harpeth High School, Kingston Springs TN
• Hart High School, Newhall CA
• Hartford High School, Hartford MI
• Haskell High School, Haskell TX
• Hays High School, Hays KS
• Hayti High School, Hayti MO
• Hazlehurst High School, Hazlehurst MS
• Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro OH
• Holt High School, Wentzville MO
• Holy Cross High School, Covington KY
• Hononegah High School, Rockton IL
• Hoosic Valley High School, Schaghticoke NY
• Hoxie High School, Hoxie KS
• Huckabay High School, Stephenville TX
• Immokalee High School, Immokalee FL
• Indian Lake Central High School, Indian Lake NY
• Indian River High School, Dagsboro DE
• Indiana High School, Indiana PA
• Indianola High School, Indianola IA
• Irwin County High School, Ocilla GA
• Istrouma High School, Baton Rouge LA
• Itawamba Agricultural High School, Fulton MS
• Jackson High School, Jackson MO
• Jackson North Side High School, Jackson TN
• Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville TX
• Jefferson High School, Daly City CA
• Jim Ned High School, Tuscola TX
• John Jay High School, Cross River NY
• Johnston City High School, Johnston City IL
• Jourdanton High School, Jourdanton TX
• Juniata High School, Mifflintown PA
• Karnack High School, Karnack TX
• Keller High School, Keller TX
• Kelly High School, Wise VA
• Kennett High School, Kennett MO
• Keshequa High School, Nunda NY
• Ketcham High School, Wappingers Falls NY
• Kewaskum High School, Kewaskum WI
• Keya Paha County High School, Springview NE
• Keystone Heights High School, Keystone Heights FL
• Kiowa High School, Kiowa CO
• Lake Central High School, St. John IN
• Lane Technical College Prep High School, Chicago IL
• Larned High School, Larned KS
• Lawrenceville High School, Lawrenceville IL
• Lehighton Area High School, Lehighton, PA
• Lemont High School, Lemont IL
• Lenape High School, Medford NJ
• Letchworth High School, Gainesville NY
• Lewistown High School, Lewistown IL
• Liberty High School, Liberty NY
• Lipan High School, Lipan TX
• Little Axe High School, Norman OK
• Loachapoka High School, Loachapoka AL
• Lodge Grass High School, Lodge Grass MT
• Loveland High School, Loveland CO
• Lumpkin County High School, Dahlonega GA
• Lutie High School, Theodosia MO
• Lyme Central High School, Chaumont NY
• Madison Central High School, Richmond KY
• Mahnomen High School, Mahnomen MN
• Mahnomen/Waubun High School, Mahnomen MN
• Mahopac High School, Mahopac NY
• Manchester High School, Manchester CT
• Manhasset High School, Manhasset NY
• Manhattan High School, Manhattan KS
• Marengo High School, Marengo IL
• Maricopa High School, Maricopa CA
• Marietta High School, Marietta OK
• Marion High School, Marion IA
• Marked Tree High School, Marked Tree AR
• Marysville High School, Marysville CA
• Mascoutah High School, Mascoutah IL
• McEachern High School, Powder Springs GA
• Mechanicsburg High School, Mechanicsburg OH
• Medicine Lodge High School, Medicine Lodge KS
• Menomonee Falls High School, Menomonee Falls WI
• Meredosia-Chambersburg High School, Meredosia IL
• Milan High School, Milan IN
• Milford High School, Milford CT
• Millersburg High School, Millersburg PA
• Minatare High School, Minatare NE
• Minooka High School, Minooka IL
• Mishicot High School, Mishicot WI
• Mississinewa High School, Gas City IN
• Mohawk High School, Marcola OR
• Molalla High School, Molalla OR
• Montgomery Central High School, Cunningham TN
• Montgomery County High School, Mt. Sterling KY
• Montrose High School, Montrose CO
• Montville High School, Oakdale CT
• Morton High School, Morton TX
• Mosinee High School, Mosinee WI
• Mountain Valley High School, Saguache CO
• Mountain Valley/Moffat High School, Saguache CO
• Mt. Gilead High School, Mt. Gilead OH
• Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago WI
• Muncy High School, Muncy PA
• Murray County High School, Chatsworth GA
• Napa High School, Napa CA
• Navajo High School, Altus OK
• Negreet High School, Negreet LA
• Neoga High School, Neoga IL
• New Hope High School, New Hope AL
• Newberry High School, Newberry MI
• Newington High School, Newington CT
• Newington/Berlin High School, Newington CT
• Newton Local High School, Pleasant Hill OH
• Nezperce High School, Nezperce ID
• Nocona High School, Nocona TX
• North Shawnee High School, Mission KS
• North Brookfield High School, North Brookfield MA
• North Central High School, Spokane WA
• North East High School, North East MD
• North Haven High School, North Haven CT
• North Haven/Amity/Cheshire High School, North Haven CT
• North Hills High School, Pittsburgh PA
• Northside Vernon TX
• Northumberland High School, Heathsville VA
• Northwest High School, Canal Fulton OH
• Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford CT
• Norwood High School, Norwood OH
• Nyack High School, Upper Nyack NY
• Nyack/Tappan Zee High School, Upper Nyack NY
• Odessa-Montour High School, Odessa NY
• Ogallala High School, Ogallala NE
• Ohatchee High School, Ohatchee AL
• Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Sulphur OK
• Oneida High School, Oneida TN
• Oneida High School, Oneida NY
• Onteora High School, Boiceville NY
• Orangeburg Prep High School, Orangeburg SC
• Osage High School, Kaiser MO
• Osage City High School, Osage City KS
• Osceola High School, Osceola MO
• Oshkosh West High School, Oshkosh WI
• Oskaloosa High School, Oskaloosa IA
• Oswego High School, Oswego KS
• Owego Free Academy High School, Owego NY
• Pacific High School, Pacific MO
• Paint Rock High School, Paint Rock TX
• Palm Springs High School, Palm Springs CA
• Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale NJ
• Passaic High School, Passaic NJ
• Pawnee High School, Pawnee IL
• Pawnee City High School, Pawnee City NE
• Pawnee/Divernon High School, Pawnee IL
• Pecatonica High School, Pecatonica IL
• Peebles High School, Peebles OH
• Penn Hills High School, Pittsburgh PA
• Pennsauken High School, Pennsauken NJ
• Peru High School, Peru NY
• Peters Township High School, McMurray PA
• Pinson Valley High School, Pinson AL
• Piqua High School, Piqua OH
• Plainview High School, Ardmore OK
• Pocahontas High School, Pocahontas VA
• Pocahontas High School, Pocahontas IA
• Pocahontas/Pomeroy-Palmer High School, Pomeroy IA
• Pocatello High School, Pocatello ID
• Pocola High School, Pocola OK
• Ponca High School, Ponca NE
• Pontiac High School, Pontiac IL
• Poplar High School, Poplar MT
• Port Neches-Groves High School, Port Neches TX
• Portage High School, Portage IN
• Powell Valley High School, Speedwell TN
• Powhatan High School, Powhatan VA
• Poyen High School, Poyen AR
• Prairie Lea High School, Prairie Lea TX
• Preston High School, Preston ID
• Puxico High School, Puxico MO
• Quanah High School, Quanah TX
• Rahway High School, Rahway NJ
• Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, Ravena NY
• Reardan High School, Reardan WA
• Red Jacket High School, Shortsville NY
• Renton High School, Renton WA
• Richfield Springs Central High School, Richfield Springs NY
• Riesel High School, Riesel TX
• Ripon High School, Ripon CA
• Rittman High School, Rittman OH
• Roosevelt High School, Yonkers NY
• Roseburg High School, Roseburg OR
• Roxborough High School, Philadelphia PA
• Rural Retreat High School, Rural Retreat VA
• Russellville High School, Russellville MO
• Sac City High School, Sac City IA
• Sacred Heart Catholic School, Hallettsville TX
• Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston NH
• Sandwich Community High School, Sandwich IL
• Sanford High School, Sanford CO
• Sanger High School, Sanger TX
• Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe TX
• Satanta High School, Satanta KS
• Saugatuck High School, Saugatuck MI[15]
• Sauquoit Valley High School, Sauquoit NY
• Scappoose High School, Scappoose OR
• Schoharie High School, Schoharie NY
• Seminole High School, Seminole TX
• Seminole County High School, Donalsonville GA
• Seneca High School, Seneca WI
• Seneca High School, Seneca MO
• Sequatchie County High School, Dunlap TN
• Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah OK
• Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park NY
• Seymour High School, Payson IL
• Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh PA
• Shamokin Area High School, Coal Township PA
• Shattuck High School, Shattuck OK
• Shawnee High School, Lima OH
• Shelter Island High School, Shelter Island NY
• Shelter Island/Ross High School, Shelter Island NY
• Shoshone High School, Shoshone ID
• Sissonville High School, Charleston WV
• Skowhegan Area High School, Skowhegan ME
• Sleepy Eye High School, Sleepy Eye MN
• Souderton High School, Souderton PA
• South Bend High School, South Bend WA
• Southampton High School, Courtland VA
• Southern High School, Salineville OH
• Southern Choctaw High School, Gilbertown AL
• Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg PA
• Spirit Lake High School, Spirit Lake IA
• St. Francis High School, St. Francis KS
• St. Joseph High School, South Bend IN
• St. Paul High School, St. Paul KS
• St. Stephens High School, Hickory NC
• St. Vincent High School, Perryville MO
• Stafford High School, Falmouth VA
• Stamford Central High School, Stamford NY
• Stebbins High School, Riverside OH
• Stephens County High School, Toccoa GA
• Stilwell High School, Stilwell OK
• Stockbridge Valley High School, Munnsville NY
• Strafford High School, Strafford MO
• Strasburg High School, Strasburg CO
• Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg PA
• Swett High School, Crockett CA
• Tallulah Falls High School, Tallulah Falls GA
• Tarkio High School, Tarkio MO
• Tecumseh High School (Michigan), Tecumseh MI
• Tekonsha High School, Tekonsha MI
• The Dalles-Wahtonka High School, The Dalles OR (Indian Eagles, after early 2000’s merger of two schools: TDHS Indians and Wahtonka Eagles)
• Tioga High School, Tioga LA
• Tishomingo High School, Tishomingo OK
• Toledo High School, Toledo WA
• Toms River South High School, Toms River NJ
• Touchet High School, Touchet WA
• Towns County High School, Hiawassee GA
• Turners Falls High School, Montague MA
• Twin Lakes High School, Monticello IN
• Union City High School, Union City IN
• Unionville High School, Kennett Square PA
• Upper Perkiomen High School, Pennsburg PA
• Valley High School, Lucasville OH
• Van-Far High School, Vandalia MO
• Venice High School, Venice FL
• Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach FL
• Vici High School, Vici OK
• Vidalia High School, Vidalia GA
• Waite High School, Toledo OH
• Wapanucka High School, Wapanucka OK
• Wapello High School, Wapello IA
• Ware High School, Ware MA
• Washington-Marion High School, Lake Charles LA
• Waterloo High School, Waterloo NY
• Watertown High School, Watertown CT
• Watertown/Pomperaug High School, Watertown CT
• Waterville High School, Waterville NY
• Waterville/Madison Central High School, Waterville NY
• Waukon High School, Waukon IA
• Wauseon High School, Wauseon OH
• Waxahachie High School, Waxahachie TX
• Wayne City High School, Wayne City IL
• Wayne Valley High School, Wayne NJ
• Waynesboro High School, Waynesboro PA
• Weehawken High School, Weehawken NJ
• Weeping Water High School, Weeping Water NE
• Weequahic High School, Newark NJ
• Wells High School, Wells NY
• West Allegheny High School, Imperial PA
• West Canada Valley High School, Newport NY
• West Forest High School, Tionesta PA
• West Seneca High School, West Seneca NY
• Western High School, Latham, OH Western Local Schools
• Westminster Catawba Christian High School, Rock Hill, SC[16]
• Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka AL[17]
• Weyauwega-Fremont High School, Weyauwega WI[18]
• White Cloud High School, White Cloud MI[19]
• Wichita County High School, Leoti, KS[20]
• Wicomico High School, Salisbury, MD[21]
• Wilcox RVT, Meriden CT
• Williford High School, Williford AR[22]
• Winnebago High School, Winnebago, IL[23]
• Winnebago High School, Winnebago NE[24]
• Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City MS[25]
• Ysleta High School, El Paso TX[26]
• Yuma High School, Yuma CO[27]
• Meyers (PA) High School Mohawks
• Millis High School (MA) Mohawks
• Northwest High School (McDermott, Ohio)
• Piggott (AR) High School Mohawks
• Gardena High School Mohicans
• Morgantown High School Mohigans (Morgantown, West Virginia)
Red Raiders
• Belmont High School (New Hampshire) [28]
• Decatur High School (Decatur, AL)
• Massena Central High School (NY)
• Port Richmond
• Uniontown (PA)
• Wagner (SD)
• Wauwatosa (WI) East
• Kahuku High & Intermediate School (Laie, HI)
• Iolani High School (Kaimuki, HI)
• Cameron County High School (Emporium, PA)
• Coatesville Area Senior High School (Coatesville, PA)
• Bedford Road Collegiate Redmen (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
• Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Ohio
• Bucyrus High School, Bucyrus, Ohio
• Cedar High School Redmen (Cedar City, Utah)
• Denis Morris Catholic High School Redmen (St. Catharines, Ontario)
• Fostoria Redmen-Fostoria High School (Fostoria, Ohio)
• Killingly High School Redmen (Killingly, CT)
• Parma Senior High School Redmen (Parma, Ohio)
• Rock Hill High School (Ironton, Ohio)
• Smith Center High School Redmen, (Smith Center, Kansas)
• Tewksbury Memorial High School Redmen (Tewksbury, Massachusetts)
• Woonsocket High School Redmen (Woonsocket, South Dakota)
• Marquette Senior High School Redmen (Marquette, Michigan)
• Eaton Reds, Eaton, Colorado
• Anderson High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)[29] In a local controversy twist: Native American student wanted to be mascot.[30]
• Arcadia High School (Arcadia, Ohio)
• Belding High School, Belding MI[31]
• Bryan County High School, Pembroke GA[32]
• Caldwell High School (Caldwell, Ohio)
• Calaveras High School, San Andreas CA[33] Controversy:[34]
• Camden-Frontier High School, Camden MI[35]
• Canister-Greenwood High School, Canisteo NY[36][37]
• Capitol Hill (Oklahoma City)
• Chowchilla High School, Chowchilla CA[38]
• Clinton High School, Clinton MI[39][40]
• Conrad Schools of Science, Wilmington DE[41]
• Coshocton High School, Coshocton OH[42]
• Cuyahoga Heights High School
• Donna High School, Donna TX
• Dustin High School, Dustin OK[43]
• Emmerich Manual High School, Indianapolis IN[44]
• Fort Loramie High School, Fort Loramie OH
• Goshen High School, Goshen IN[45]
• Gustine High School, Gustine CA[46]
• Hurricane High School (West Virginia)
• Indian Creek High School (Wintersville, Ohio)[47]
• Kingston High School, Kingston OK[48] The town population is about 15% Native American
• Knox Community High School, Knox IN[49]
• La Veta High School, La Veta CO[50]
• Lancaster High School (Lancaster, New York)[51]
• Ledgemont High School, Thompson OH
• Liberal High School (Kansas)
• Little River High School, Little River KS[52]
• Loudon High School, Loudon TN[53][54] Local response to national controversy:[55]
• Manteo High School, Manteo NC
• McLoud High School, McLoud OK[56]
• Momence High School, Momence IL[57]
• Morris Community High School, Morris IL[58]
• Neshaminy High School, Langhorne PA – School officials keep name,[59] but student paper votes to stop using it.[60]
• Nokomis High School, Nokomis IL[61]
• North Side High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
• Oneonta High School, Oneonta AL[62]
• Oriskany High School, Oriskany NY[63]
• Paw Paw High School, Paw Paw MI[64]
• Pocahontas High School (Arkansas)
• Port Townsend High School, Port Townsend WA[65]
• Port Clinton High School, Port Clinton OH
• Red Mesa High School, Teec Nos Pos AZ (Majority of students Native American)
• Ringgold High School, Ringgold LA[66]
• Rush Springs High School, Rush Springs OK[67]
• Sandusky High School, Sandusky MI[68]
• Saranac High School, Saranac MI[69]
• Sayre High School, Sayre PA[70]
• Shawnee High School, Wolf Lake, Illinois[71]
• Social Circle High School, Social Circle GA[72]
• St. Johns High School (Arizona)
• St. Henry HS, St. Henry OH
• Sullivan High School, Sullivan IL[73]
• Tulare Union High School, Tulare CA[74]
• Union High School (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
• Utica High School (Ohio)
• Wapakoneta High School, Wapakoneta OH[75]
• Wellpinit High School, Wellpinit WA[76] (Majority of students Native American)
• Wichita North High School, Wichita KS[77]
• Shawnee (NJ) Renegades
Clinton High School (MI) Redskins
• RHAM High School Sachems
• Saugus High School Sachems
• Winchester High School
• South Stokes (NC) Sauras
• Broken Bow High School, Broken Bow OK[78]
• Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs, MT[79]
• Lamar High School, Lamar CO[80]
• Leflore High School, Leflore OK[81]
• Quinton High School, Quinton OK[82]
• Salmon High School, Salmon, ID[83]
• Salmon River HS, Salmon River ID[84]
• Savannah High School (Missouri)
• Sigourney HS, Sigourney IA[85]
• Tecumseh High School (Oklahoma)
• Wynnewood, Oklahoma
• Monroe Central High School, Woodsfield OH
• Osceola (AR) Seminoles
• Solen High School Sioux, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, (Solen, North Dakota)
• Westhope High School Sioux (Westhope, North Dakota)
• Bellevue West High School Thunderbirds
Edsel Ford High School Dearborn, MI
• Thornwood High School Thunderbirds
South Holland, IL
• Monterey YMCA Tribe
• Adena High School, Frankfort, Ohio
• Aloha High School, Aloha, Oregon
• Anadarko, Oklahoma
• Bristol, Pennsylvania
• Henderson High School, West Chester, Pennsylvania
• Brother Rice HS Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan
• Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (MA)
• Cherokee High School (Canton, Georgia)
• Clinton High School, Clinton, New York
• Crete-Monee High School, Crete, IL
• Curtis High School
• East Poinsett County (AR)
• Elizabeth, PA
• Gettysburg Area High School
• Gordon Central High School, Calhoun, Georgia
• Grass Lake High School (MI)
• Hall High School (Connecticut)
• Harrison High School (Evansville, Indiana)
• Heart Butte Warriors, Blackfeet Reservation
• Idabel High School, Idabel OK
• Jupiter Community High School
• Lakeview–Fort Oglethorpe High School
• Lamar High School (Arkansas)
• Mandaree High School, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Mandaree, North Dakota
• McClymonds High School
• Minisink Valley Central High School, Slate Hill, New York
• Mission San Jose High School
• Mohawk High School (Sycamore, Ohio)
• North Cobb (GA) High School
• Oconee County High School
• Ontario High School, Mansfield, Ohio
• The Orme School of Arizona
• Ouachita High School
• Pocahotas County (WV) High School
• Portage High School (Portage, WI)
• Rice Lake High School (Rice Lake, WI)
• South Grand Prairie High School (Grand Prairie, TX)
• Standing Rock High School, Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Fort Yates, ND
• St. Charles West High School, St. Charles, MO
• Smithville High School (Missouri)
• Thompson High School
• Tidewater Academy, Wakefield, VA
• Tuloso-Midway High School (TX)
• Walsh Jesuit High School
• Warroad
• Warwick High School (Lititz, PA)
• Warwick High School, Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, Warwick, ND
• Waubonsie Valley High School
• Wawasee High School
• Wayne High School (Huber Heights, Ohio)
• Weldon Valley, Weldona, Colorado
• West Orange High School (Winter Garden, Florida)
• Western Grove (AR)
• Westside (AR)
• Westside High School (Omaha, NE)
• Wheaton Academy
• Wickes (AR)
• Waccamaw High School
• Watchung Hills Regional High School
• Waunakee High School – Waunakee means peaceful valley in a Native American language
• Westinghouse High School, Chicago, IL
• White County (GA) High School
• White Shield High School, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Roseglen, ND
• Winnacunnet High School
• Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Senior High School
• Wyoming Area, Wyoming Valley, PA
Middle school
• Antioch Redskins of Plant City, FL, Youth Football[86]
• Dearborn Heights Redskins Jr. Football, Dearborn Heights, MI[87]
• Gaffney Middle School, Gaffney, South Carolina (Chiefs)
• Gettysburg Area Middle School Braves
• Granard Middle School, Gaffney, South Carolina (Warriors)
• Grayling Redskins Youth Football, Grayling, MI[88]
• J.D. Meisler Middle School, Metairie, Louisiana (Chiefs)
• Lakeview Middle School, Rossville, Georgia (Warriors)
• Lancaster Junior Redskins, Lancaster (village), NY[89]
• Morden Redskins, South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League (amateur adult)[90]
• Morris, IL – Little Redskins IKWF sanctioned wrestling club (K-8th grade) Uses a version of the DC team logo[91]
• New Rock Redskins, Conyers, GA (Ages 6–12) Uses the DC team logo[92]
• Orangeview J.H.S (Buena Park, CA) Warriors
• Ohio Redskins Youth Sports (age 4-14), Columbus, OH[93]
• Patterson Redskins Football (youth) Patterson, CA[94]
• Rochester Redskins, Rochester Hills, MI[95]
• Sarasota Redskins Youth Football, Sarasota, FL (age 4-14)[96]
• South Cherokee Recreation Association (SCRA) Youth Footfall, Woodstock, GA Uses the DC team logo[97]
• Sterling Heights Redskins, Sterling Heights, MI (youth) Uses the DC team logo[98]
• Wayland Redskins, Wayland, NY (Youth Football ages 6–12)[99]
• Woonsocket Redskins, Woonsocket, RI – Youth Football (K-9th grade) Uses the DC team logo[100]
Pop Warner Football League
Further information: Pop Warner Little Scholars
• Albemarle Redskins, Virginia[101]
• Bennetts Creek Warriors, Suffork, VA[102]
• Derby Red Raiders, Derby CT[103]
• East Bay Warriors, Oakland CA[104]
• Fort Braden Chiefs, FL[105]
• Immokalee Seminoles, FL[106]
• Lower Sussex Indians, DE[107]
• Nonnewaug Chiefs, Woodbury, CT[108]
• Phoenix, AZ[109]
• Pomperaug Warriors, Southbury, CT[110]
• Reynolds Corner Redskins, Toledo OH[111]
• Southland Comanches, CO[112]
• Stratford Redskin, CT[113]
• Water Oak Indians , Watertown, CT[114]
• Western Albemarle Chiefs, Crozet, VA[115]
• Willamette Redskins, Eugene OR[116]
Teams that no longer use Native American names or symbols
• Carlisle Indians, a school for American Indians that was a college football power in the early 1900s
• The “Fighting Illini” of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a special case. While retaining their nickname, the former mascot Chief Illiniwek was retired in 2007, and no other has been chosen.
Old Name School City, State Year Changed New Name Notes
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1987 Sea-Hawks
The Beothuk aboriginal peoples went extinct in 1829 and the university deemed the use of the Beothuk name to be offensive
Braves University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia
2006 Wolves
Braves Seneca College
Toronto, Ontario 1999-2000 The Sting
Braves Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut
2002 Bobcats
Brown Indians/Squaws St. Bonaventure University
Allegany (town), New York
1979 Bonnies
Chiefs Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Stars
Chiefs Springfield College
Springfield, Massachusetts
Chieftains Seattle University
Seattle, Washington Redhawks
Chieftains Stonehill College
Easton, Massachusetts
Fighting Sioux University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
2012 None yet selected

Hurons Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Eastern Michigan Eagles
The mascot is “Swoop”
Indians Adams State University
Alamosa, Colorado Grizzlies

Indians Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Arkansas State Red Wolves

Indians University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, Kentucky
2002 Patriots Originally Cumberland College, name changed 2005
Indians Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
1970s Dartmouth Big Green
Indians was not official
Indians Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas
2006 Mustangs
Indians McMurry University
Abilene, Texas
2006 War Hawks
Indians University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, Louisiana
Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks

Indians Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana County, Pennsylvania
2007 IUP Crimson Hawks

Indians Stanford University
Stanford, California
1972 Stanford Cardinal
for the school color, a shade of red
Indians College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
1978 Tribe
Mascot is the Griffin
Indians and Otahkians Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2004 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
“H” is NOT capitalized here, unlike the case with Miami’s nickname.
Mohawks Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, Massachusetts
Plainsmen Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, Nebraska
Prairie Wolves
Red Raiders Colgate University
Hamilton (village), New York
Redmen Carthage College
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Red Men/Lady Reds
Redmen University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
1972 UMass Minutemen
According to the University Redmen referred to the color of uniforms worn by the athletics teams
Redmen Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
RiverHawks Founded as the Cherokee National Female Seminary
Redmen St. John’s University
New York City
1995 Red Storm
The school’s website indicates that the name did not refer to American Indians, but to the school color, a bright cardinal red.
Redmen and Lady Reds Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa
1992 The Storm
Redskins Miami University
Oxford, Ohio
1997 Miami RedHawks

Redskins Southern Nazarene University
Bethany, Oklahoma
Crimson Storm

Saltine Warrior Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
Syracuse Orange

Savages Dickinson State University
Dickinson, North Dakota
1972 Blue Hawks
Savages Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington
1973 Eagles
Savages Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, Oklahoma
2006 Savage Storm
Warriors Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York
1994 Hawks
Warriors Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1994 Marquette Golden Eagles
Retired the mascot “Willie Wampum” in 1971[117]

Pro and minor league
• Many teams at this level changed because they moved to another city, or went out of business
Old Name Sport/League City, State Year Changed New Name Notes
Akron Indians National Football League
Akron, OH Akron Pros
Changed back to the Indians in 1926, then folded
Tri-Cities “Blackhawks” Baseball 1951 Atlanta Hawks
Team was also the Milwaukee & St. Louis “Hawks”
Buffalo Braves
National Basketball Association
1978 Los Angeles Clippers
Also the San Diego Clippers
Burlington Indians Baseball Burlington Royals
Affiliated with the Kansas City Royals

Canton/Akron Indians Minor League Baseball
Akron, OH Aeros Former farm team for the Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians (1921)
National Football League
Cleveland, Ohio defunct
Cleveland Indians (1931)
National Football League
Cleveland, Ohio defunct
Duluth Eskimos
professional football Duluth, MN 1927 NA also known as the Duluth “Kelleys”
Flint Indians
Michigan Baseball League
Kansas City Scouts
National Hockey League
now the New Jersey Devils
First moved to Colorado and became the “Rockies”
Kinston Indians
Minor League Baseball

Mexico City Aztecas
Continental Basketball Association
Mexico City NA Only one season 1994-95
Oorang Indians
National Football League NA, defunct Consisting mostly of Native Americans
Ottawa Tomahawks
National Basketball League of Canada
Ottawa SeaHawks Name dropped shortly after announced due to controversy
Salisbury Indians
Minor League Baseball
Salisbury, Maryland
NA Defunct
Springfield Indians
Peoria, Illinois
First moved to Worcester and became the IceCats

Major Series Lacrosse (OALA Sr A) Toronto, ON 1911 Young Torontos
High Schools
• Afton High School, Afton NY Indians became the Crimson Knights in 2001.
• Centennial High School (Blaine, Minnesota), changed from the Chiefs to the Cougars.
• Cooperstown, NY Central School changed from Redskins to Hawkeyes.[118][119]
• Cumberland High School, Cumberland KY was the Redskins, but was consolidated with three other schools into one.
• Edmondson-Westside High School, Baltimore, Maryland changed from the Redskins to the Redstorm in 2002.
• Enterprise High School (Oregon) changed name/mascot from Savages to Outlaws
• Flint Central High School Indians, renamed “Phoenix” in 2005
• Forest Area School District PA “Indians” no more?
• Grand Forks Central Redskins, renamed the “Knights”
• Glenwood High School (Illinois) Redskins to Titans 2001
• Grafton Blackhawks, renamed to “Black Hawks”
• Grand Rapids High School Indians (Grand Rapids, Minnesota), renamed the “Thunderhawks”
• Gridley High School, Gridley IL (Redskins) merged with another school to become the El Paso-Gridley Titans.
• H.C. Wilcox Technical High School Meriden, CT[120]
• Hermosillo Seris
• Hiawatha (KS) High School Redskins, changed to Red Hawks in 2000
• Lamar High School (Houston, Texas) Redskins became Texans April, 2014 [121]
• Marshall High School Redskins (Marshall, MI), became Redhawks in 2005
• Millard South High School Indians (Omaha, Neb.) changed to Patriots in 2000
• Monticello High School Redmen, in Monticello, Minnesota, now “Magic”
• Montevideo High School Mohawks (MN) today the Thunder Hawks
• Naperville Central High School (IL) were the Redskins from 1939 to 1992, became the Red Hawks in 1993.[122]
• Ossining Indians, now no mascot
• Owatonna Indians, now the “Huskies”
• Parsippany High School Redskins, Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, now the “Redhawks”
• Penfield High School Chiefs, Penfield, New York, now the “Patriots”
• Pekin High School in Pekin, Illinois were the “Chinks” until 1980
• Poynette High School Indians, Poynette, Wisconsin, became the “Pumas” in 2009[123]
• Red Lodge High School, Red Lodge MT “Redskins” became “Rams” in 2011
• Salisbury Indians, team defunct
• Sanford HS (Maine) Redskins to Spartans[124]
• Seneca High School Redskins in Louisville, Kentucky, now “RedHawks”. The Alumni Assoc. President (a non-native) continues to identify with the old name, calls the change “political correctness”, while a member of the Nez Perce tribe interviewed compares the r-word to the n-word.[125]
• Sauk Rapids-Rice High School Indians, in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, now “Storm”
• Tamalpais Indians, became the Tamalpais High School “Red Tailed Hawks” [sic] after 1990.[126]
• Vallejo High School Apaches (to be retired at graduation in June 2014)[9][127]
• West Seneca West Senior High School, NY[128]
• Wiscasset HS, Wiscasset, Maine dropping Redskins,[129] will become Wolverines.[130

Take a break and tone down all of you irate chiefs’  out there. Pass around your “Indian bong” and inhale deeply; you will feel a lot better after a couple of good “pulls”.


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