Mascots and Monuments

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Does your town or city have a monument or mascot that mis-represents Indigenous people or history? Read more about the impact of Indigenous representation.

Additional Resources

Indigenous Historian Nick Estes on Toppling Statues, Racist Team Names & COVID-19 in Indian Country (video): Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!) speaks with Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux), who reacts to growing pressure on the Washington and Cleveland sports team names

Native Mascots, Really, Still? (All My Relations podcast episode): Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) interview Amanda Blackhorse (Navajo), a social worker who was the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case against the Washington NFL team

Transforming Indigenous Stereotypes: Stories By Us For Us (podcast episode with Crystal Echo Hawk): From racist mascots, to stereotypes in national creation myths like Thanksgiving, we have always faced misrepresentation and disrespect of our cultures and identities. Cultural appropriation and commodification of our cultures is commonplace, but Native activists, artists, youth, educators, legislators and our allies are changing that reality. We are winning battles to ban racist mascots and call out negative stereotypes in the media.

In New Hampshire

A New Look at Mascots After Black Lives Matter Protests: Read about the debate over the Warriors mascot at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton

History Lessons: Monuments, Namesakes, and Mascots All Under Scrutiny: Read about some of the various issues concerning NH’s namesakes and monuments

Teachers Work to Broaden History Lessons: The development of a new local group, Seacoast Educators for Equity

More on Hannah Dustin

Changes in the Works for Site Honoring Hannah Duston, Woman Known for Killing Native Americans 

New Hampshire Calling: Looking Ahead 

Statue of White Woman Holding Hatchet and Scalps 

Website for a local Unity Park (in planning as of August 2020) 

A 2014 podcast on Hannah Duston