Team Spirits

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803206304
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Studies the controversy over the use of Native American mascots by professional sports, colleges, and high schools, describing the origins and messages conveyed by such mascots as the Atlanta Braves and Florida State Seminoles.

Team Spirits

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803277984
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Studies the controversy over the use of Native American mascots by professional sports, colleges, and high schools, describing the origins and messages conveyed by such mascots as the Atlanta Braves and Florida State Seminoles.

Redskins

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803288433
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The Washington Redskins franchise remains one of the most valuable in professional sports, in part because of its easily recognizable, popular, and profitable brand. And yet "redskins" is a derogatory name for American Indians. The number of grassroots campaigns to change the name has risen in recent years despite the current team owner's assertion that the team will never do so. Franchise owners counter criticism by arguing that the team name is positive and a term of respect and honor that many American Indians embrace. The NFL, for its part, actively defends the name and supports it in court. Prominent journalists, politicians, and former players have publicly spoken out against the use of "Redskins" as the name of the team. Sportscaster Bob Costas denounced the name as a racial slur during a halftime show in 2013. U.S. Representative Betty McCollum marched outside the stadium with other protesters--among them former Minnesota Vikings player Joey Browner--urging that the name be changed. Redskins: Insult and Brand examines how the ongoing struggle over the team name raises important questions about how white Americans perceive American Indians, about the cultural power of consumer brands, and about continuing obstacles to inclusion and equality. C. Richard King examines the history of the team's name, the evolution of the term "redskin," and the various ways in which people both support and oppose its use today. King's hard-hitting approach to the team's logo and mascot exposes the disturbing history of a moniker's association with the NFL--a multibillion-dollar entity that accepts public funds--as well as popular attitudes toward Native Americans today.

Dancing at Halftime

Author: Carol Spindel
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814781268
Format: PDF
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A topical discussion of the controversial use of American Indian mascots by college-level and professional sports teams.

Unsettling America

Author: C. Richard King, Washington State University
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442216697
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Unsettling America explores the uses of Indianness in the twenty-first century. It concerns itself with images of Native Americans and the ways in which American Indians have interpreted, challenged, and reworked them. Its close readings offer deeper understandings of racism, culture, and sovereignty.

The Native American Mascot Controversy

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442256286
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Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. 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. The Native American Mascot Controversy provides an overview of the issues that have been associated with this topic for the past 40 years. The book provides a comprehensive and critical account of the issues surrounding the controversy, explicating the importance of anti-Indian racism in education and how it might be challenged. A collection of important 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 Native American Mascot Controversy is a useful guide for anyone with an interest in race relations.

Beyond the Cheers

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791450055
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From mascots to half-time shows to media coverage, Beyond the Cheers critically and honestly assesses the role of race in big time college sports.

Animating Difference

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742560813
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Animating Difference studies the way race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender are portrayed in recent animated films from 1990 through the present. Ranging from Aladdin to Toy Story to Up, these popular films are key media through which children (and adults) learn about the world and how to behave. While racial and gender stereotypes may not be as obvious as they may have been in films of decades past, they often continue to convey troubling messages and stereotypes in subtle and surprising ways.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448188563
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An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

Fur Traders Trappers and Mountain Men of the Upper Missouri

Author: LeRoy Reuben Hafen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803272699
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John Jacob Astor's dream of empire took shape as the American Fur Company. At Astor's retirement in 1834, this corporate monopoly reached westward from a depot on Mackinac Island to subposts beyond the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. Fur Traders, Trappers, and Mountain Men of the Upper Missouri focuses on eighteen men who represented the American Fur Company and its successors in the Upper Missouri trade. Their biographies have been compiled from the classic ten-volume Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West, edited by LeRoy R. Hafen. These chapters bring back movers and shapers of a great venture: Ramsay Crooks, the mountain man who headed the American Fur Company after Astor; Kenneth McKenzie, "King of the Missouri; " Gabriel Franchere, survivor of the Astorian disaster; Charles Larpenteur, commander of Fort Union and fur-trade chronicler. Here, too, are the fiery William Laidlaw, ambitious James Kipp and John Cabanne Sr., diplomatic David Dawson Mitchell and Malcolm Clark, goutish James A. Hamilton (Palmer), controversial John F. A. Sanford and Francis A. Chardon, easy-going William Gordon, and ill-fated William E. Vanderburgh. Completing this memorable cast are Alexander Culbertson, skilled hunter; Auguste Pike Vasquez, mountain man; Henry A. Boller, educated clerk; and Jean Baptiste Moncravie, trader and raconteur. Writing about these fur traders, trappers, and mountain men are Harvey L. Carter, Carl P. Russell, Ray H. Mattison, Janet Lecompte, John E. Wickman, Charles E. Hanson Jr., and Louis Pfaller. Scott Eckberg, historian at the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, provides a historical overview in his introduction. LeRoy R. Hafen is theeditor of Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West: Eighteen Biographical Sketches and Trappers of the Far West: Sixteen Biographical Sketches (both Bison Books).