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When people ask me what my spirit animal is, I pull out my phone and show them this picture.

When people ask me what my spirit animal is, I pull out my phone and show them this picture.

Thought’s from Polly’s Grandaughter

tsalagi:

This is a wonderful blog by a friend of mine. She is Cherokee by blood and a member of the Cherokee Nation. She is an expert genealogist and researcher with much acclaim. Take your time and discover what Polly’s  Granddaughter has to say!

http://www.pollysgranddaughter.com/

Tonia Jo Hall wedding stand up.

What do you think about people still insulting our ancestors with such blatant racist garbage? (I'm the anon who sent that message. I hate this 200 word limit lol.)
Anonymous

I find it really offensive and discouraging, It’s craziest because Natives aren’t even given basic human respect in general. Racial slurs against natives are acceptable to use as sports team names and Red face is ok as a mascot, blatant racism is acceptable and legal action isn;t taken against it. Literally every other race is protected against. Sure it happens to other races but once legal action is brought up it’s handled. I assure you there will never be sports teams called the New York Niggers, Washington Wops, Wisconsin Wet Backs, or Georgia Gooks. There will never be a Mascot of a Minstrel Show/black face shucking and jiving, if it did it will get blasted and changed. Hope you come off and introduce yourself.

August Schellenberg died? Wth, how am I just now hearing about this?

x-cunt-hunter-x:

NO HE FUCKING DIDNT DID HE RREALLY

HE DIED IN FUCKING AUGUST I CNA’T WITH THIS INFORMATION

HE IS THE MAIN REASON WHY I AM SO OBESSED WITH KILLER WHALE

im not okay

It’s the sad truth. :(

August Schellenberg died? Wth, how am I just now hearing about this?

x-cunt-hunter-x:

NO HE FUCKING DIDNT DID HE RREALLY

HE DIED IN FUCKING AUGUST I CNA’T WITH THIS INFORMATION

HE IS THE MAIN REASON WHY I AM SO OBESSED WITH KILLER WHALE

im not okay

It’s the sad truth. :(

Indian school officials raise questions about Dan Snyder’s account of Redskins emblem

In his letter to fans on Wednesday, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder invoked the name of the Red Cloud Athletic Fund to defend his NFL team’s name, recounting how legendary coach George Allen consulted with the fund, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, to design the Redskins emblem.

On Friday, officials at the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota — the primary beneficiary of the athletic fund — raised questions about Snyder’s account and denounced the team’s name.

“As an organization, Red Cloud Indian School has never — and will never — endorse the use of the name ‘Redskins,’ ” Robert Brave Heart, the group’s executive vice president, and George Winzenburg, the president, said in a statement. “Like many Native American organizations across the country, members of our staff and extended community find the name offensive.”

Allen became involved with the Pine Ridge reservation in the 1960s, when he was an assistant coach for the Chicago Bears, said a Redskins source who was close to Allen but spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. Allen — the father of Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen — did not do it for “politically correct reasons,” the source said, but because he wanted to help.

George Allen started the Red Cloud Athletic Fund with professional baseball pitcher Paul “Dizzy” Trout and others, according to Red Cloud school officials. The fund was based in Illinois but raised money for athletic equipment and facilities for Red Cloud students. It appears to have stopped operating after 2000, the last year it filed a 990 tax return.

Through the fund, the coach developed personal relationships with Pine Ridge residents, the source said. And for his efforts to help the school, Allen was given a plaque that still hangs in the Redskins’ headquarters and that Snyder refers to in his letter to fans. The inscription on the back reads: “This Indian Prayer plaque has been especially made by the Sioux Indian people of the Pine Ridge Reservation for George in appreciation of the kind and generous help given to Sioux Indian children of the Red Cloud Indian School.”

The fund, said Brave Heart and Winzenburg, “was a generous, independent entity that worked to support athletics at Red Cloud Indian School at one time and benefited hundreds of our students.” However, he said “the Red Cloud Indian School was not involved in conversations around an emblem for the Washington Redskins football team.”

In his letter to fans, Snyder cited the athletic fund’s help in designing the emblem, along with the plaque given to Allen, as one of several examples of Native American support for the team’s name. The coach, who died in 1990, often told the story of how he consulted with Pine Ridge friends about changing the emblem, said the source who knew Allen.

Red Cloud Indian School officials said that it was possible Allen dealt with people whom he personally knew on the reservation, but that, as far as they know, the school played no part in it.

Costas: Redskins ‘an insult, a slur’

NBC commentator Bob Costas made headlines last December when he injected himself into a public debate that transcended sports when he spoke out on the issue of gun control after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of his child and then himself in front of team personnel. On Sunday night, he did it again.

This time, the issue is much more centralized to sports, but has drawn increasing attention in the mainstream — the use of the name Redskins by Washington’s NFL franchise. Last week, a day after the NFL said it would meet with the Oneida Indian Nation to discuss the issue, team owner Dan Snyder strongly implied that the team will not change its name, and that the term Redskins is, “a badge of honor.” Even President Obama has weighed in on the topic.

So on Sunday night, with the Redskins playing at Dallas, Costas took his turn, saying among other things:

"Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed toward African-Americans,
Hispanics, Asians, or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way,
'Redskins' can’t possibly honor a heritage, or a noble character trait, nor can it possibly
be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present-day intent.”