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Louis Sockalexis and the right to use Native American imagery in sports: the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo

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dc.contributor.advisor Denning, Robert
dc.contributor.advisor Bartee, Seth
dc.contributor.author Smith, Victoria Grace
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-27T23:05:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-27T23:05:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/3299
dc.description.abstract Native American imagery has been used for mascots, logos, and team names for almost two centuries. Many teams state that this is honoring the history of the Native American. Teams have utilized Native American Athletes for the reasoning behind their team name and logo. However, this imagery is often times raciest and contributes in offensive and historically inaccurate betrayals of Native Americans to be formed. The honoring of Native Americans continues to go on especially in the world of athletics, in local school districts, colleges/universities, and professional teams. This usage of Native American imagery helps to maintain the cultural and historical aspects of these important peoples. Throughout the research many sources have been located and utilized. Local newspaper articles and other local references have been an important contribution. Over the past several decades, research has been completed in regards to Native American imagery being used for sports teams. This research has helped to support the thesis of the following paper. The following paper leaves a mark in Cultural, Social, Political, and Sports history. It has contributed to the progress that has been made in Native American sports research. The conclusion of the following shows how important it is to honor Native Americans. It also shows the importance of the Chief Wahoo logo and the team name of the Indians to Clevelanders. The following research shows just how much Native American history and imagery has influenced the world of sports. There are aspects that should change when using these Native American images. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History) en_US
dc.subject.other history en_US
dc.subject.other Native American studies en_US
dc.subject.other biographies en_US
dc.subject.other baseball en_US
dc.subject.other Cleveland (OH) en_US
dc.subject.other Cleveland Indians en_US
dc.subject.other Sockalexis, Louis F. en_US
dc.subject.other Chief Wahoo en_US
dc.title Louis Sockalexis and the right to use Native American imagery in sports: the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember McConnell, Stephanie
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Smith, V.G. (2018). Louis Sockalexis and the right to Use Native American imagery in sports: the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master Arts en_US
dc.description.program History en_US
dc.description.school College of Online and Continuing Education en_US
dc.digSpecs PDF/A-1b en_US
dc.rightsHolder Smith, Victoria Grace


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