Native Americans protest the Washington Redskins’ name in front of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in September before an NFL game.
The season is not going quite as planned for the professional football team in our nation’s capital. Off the field as well as well as on, the NFL’s Washington franchise is taking a beating. From the owner on down, the team has stonewalled calls for it to replace the team name and mascot, the Redskins. Although the team maintains that the name is used with respect for Native Americans, that justification is under attack. The name, which was first adopted in the 1930s, is viewed by many, not just among Native communities, as a clear racial slur. As a result, protests, editorials, and lawsuits are claiming that the name is deeply offensive to Native peoples. But the Washington NFL team is hardly alone. Across the sports landscape, there are still many teams whose name or logo or mascot has a connection to Native Americans. Some are even schools that are on Indian reservations, which points to a diversity of opinion among Native Americans.
Beginning in the 1970s, many universities began getting rid of team names and mascots that were deemed offensive. Sociologists have documented the actual psychological harm that negative stereotypes inflict, pointing out that such names and mascots can do more damage than just to cause emotional offense. The American Sociological Association has stated that “the continued use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots in sport reflect and reinforce misleading stereotypes of Native Americans in both past and contemporary times; harm Native American people in psychological, educational, and social ways; and undermine education about the lives of Native American peoples.”
Language is not only potent; it evolves. In this case, whatever nostalgic attachment some fans may have to their team’s name, the word redskin has clearly become an offense. Just as other organizations have recognized the issue and chosen to make a change, it seems only a matter of time before the highest-profile professional sports team in the nation’s capital (apologies to the Nationals, Caps, and Wizards) gets on “the right side” of linguistic history. And what better time than National American Indian Heritage Month to cease “honoring” Native culture through the use of a negative stereotype?
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- Redskins, Blackskins, Brownskins, Whiteskins: Race and Team Mascots
This blog brings a sociological perspective to the issue of racial stereotypes and sports team mascots, especially as concerns the Washington R-words.
(Source: Everyday Sociology Blog, October 18, 2013)
- Redskins and Reason
This opinion piece, while taking issue with some of the arguments made by those calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name, agrees that they should—out of “simple decency.”
(Source: Washington Post, October 17, 2013)
- The Most Offensive Team Names in Sports: A Definitive Ranking
As this website notes, “Washington, D.C.’s football squad is hardly the only sports team with an offensive name and/or logo derived from Native American culture”—so here are all the rest.
(Source: The New Republic, October 9, 2013)
- How Many Native Americans Think “Redskins” Is a Slur?
This article notes the diversity of Native American opinion on the Washington pro football team name controversy, citing polling data and the use of “Redskins” by some American Indian schools.
(Source: Washington.CBSlocal.com, October 8, 2013)
- Silence and Spectacle: How the Sports Media Sanctions Racist Mascots
Check out this cutting examination, from a “blog about the intersection of race and pop culture,” of the role that sports media play in perpetuating racially offensive stereotypes.
(Source: Racialicious.com, October 23, 2013)
westward migration following the civil war affected Native Americans because of assimilation, taking their land and even killing them. for example assimilation was a process of taking the Native Americans Culture and attempting to Americanize them. they also took their land. the Dawes act was too take the native land, move them to a different place and then Americanize them. the battle of wounded knee. yes the Indians fought for their land but hundreds were killed in the process to protect what they loved. the westward migration decreased the Native American Culture in the US.
I do not believe the name should be changed. professional teams get their name changed but this has been a team that’s had that name since the 1930s (textual evidence; first paragraph). it would be wrong in a way to take that name from them. in the picture it says “The R-word = the N-Word”. to me that’s an opinion based statement. if that’s what you believe then fight for it but i do believe that the “R-Word” does not equal the “N-Word”. its more of a classification. the “N-Word” was a classification but not a hard one. Redskin is more of a non harsh classification like the word colored people.
The westward migration affected the Native Americans because the whites just came on their land and told them how to live. The whites made Natives go through the process of asimlilation witch would transform inidians into civil people. Also whites made the “Dawes Act” it made indians chnage everything about their cultural. Whites made indians stop hunting and they had to start farming like “ruglar people” witch was unfair to all the Native Americans.
I think yes, the sports teams should change their names if it offends the Natives, and Sociologists have documented actual psychological harm that negative stereotypes inflict.
The westward migration following the Civil War affected Native Americans by, making them change cultures, giving up their beliefs and also, losing their land and their dignity (changed the way they dressed, talked, etc.).For example, the kid in the video we(Mrs.Love’s class) seen, he had to learn the white peoples culture, had to dress like them, seperated from his family, and had to cut off their hair. Also, had to pick a “white” name.
I believe the team name should be changed because its become offensive to Native Americans, misleading them from the past and contemporary, undermines their lives, and also, it harms the Native Americans Deeply.
westward migration affected the native Americans because it change there whole lifestyle. It made it harder for them to live. It made native Americans forget about there culture. Many native Americans did not survive when they move them to the new place. They also made all of them change there names and go to school to learn our language. they were not allowed to do an of there celebration or rituals.
Yes i think the team name should be change because it is an offensive term for the native Americans. It does not only harm them emotionally but also harmed them physically, educationally, and socially. If they found the name this bad then we should definitely change it.
The westward migration affected the Native Americans because the whites just came on their land and told them how to live. The whites made Natives go through the process of asimlilation witch would transform indians into civil people. Also whites made the “Dawes Act” it made indians change everything about their cultural. Whites made indians stop hunting and they had to start farming like “regular people” witch was unfair to all the Native Americans.
I think yes, the sports teams should change their names if it offends the Natives, and Sociologists have documented actual psychological harm that negative stereotypes inflict.
The first that affected native americans is how the americans said this is our land and we are going to live here if we want. The second way is the americans are killing alot of the native americans, thier tribes, family members and you know it hurt thrm alot. The third way it affected them was eventually the americans wantes to “americanize” the native americans. this took away there homes, familys, way of life, beliefs, everything,
Im not native american so i cant say if its offencive or not to me. But the way i see it is the name redskins should not draw offence. Everyone has thier own feelings about it like in the picture someone has a sign that says the r-word is the same as the n-word and i persally disagree if someone were to call me white skin i would not really care. I dont think that anyone on the redskins team is naming the team that to offend anyone.
Westward migration affected the Native Americans tremendously. The Native Americans lived off the land with special ways they did things, and then for the white men to come and tell them where they had to live was outrageous. Then, not soon after, they told them they couldn’t live they way they were. The white men told them what to wear, what to do, where to live; basically controlled their lives through a process known as assimilation. This all happened, but not without a fight. Many battles were fought between the Native Americans and the U.s. Some weren’t even battles, such as the battle of wounded knee, was just a massacre to the Native Americans. Not only did western migration affect the Native Americans themselves, it affected their land as well. In the early 1800s their was millions of buffalo, in the late 1800s, there was roughly 1000 still around.
As for the name of the Washington Redskins, i don’t think it’d be offensive. I think as the article states in paragraph one, the teams name is used for respect of the Native Americans. I think then people who think it is offensive are just looking at it wrong. Americas come a long way from the late 1800s; and the mascot is not a way of offending Native Americans, or their ancestors.
Westward migration affected the Native Americans in mutiple ways. It caused them to become americanized. Which called assimlation. It made them give up a lot of their land. Americans almost killed all of the buffalo. Which the buffalo was what the Native Americans used to eat, use it for clothing, and much more.
Well i think the name should be changed because it affects them emotionally and physically. The aritcle says that sociologists have actually documented that it really affects the Native Americans. Just like Afriacns Americans get offend by certain things that shouldn’t be said or done Native do also. Yes i truely believe the names should be changed it’s affecting more people now than it did when they first got the name in 1930.
Westward migration following the civil war affected Native Americans by taking everything the Native Americans had. Starting from the Indians land , land was very important to the Indians they had farms where they planted their crops , raised their buffalo and also where the whole family lived. The Native Americans were then forced to to give up their beliefs and background just because Americans didn’t find their ways important.
Honestly, I disagree with the fact that the Redskins should be forced to change their NFL name.Why? Because the Redskins have been around for awhile, so the fact Indians are now feeling insulted kind of puts me in a thinking state of mind. Although Indians may find offense to the name Redskins I really believe that they should second guess theirselves and point out the problem. I’m most certaintly sure that a National Football League wouldn’t name their team a name thats unappropriate. Naming theirselves the Redskins represents them In a way of being strong which represents Native Americans Perfectly.
Westward migration following the Civil War impacted Native Americans in a negative way because they were pushed out of their land, forced into Assimilation and throughout all of this they even forgot their own culture. In the process of Assimilation, Native Americans were taken by the white and “Americanized”. They were forced to learn the ways of the Americans and their whole life was switched around.By getting Assimilated, the Native Americans forgot their own culture and roots because they were no longer aloud to live that way anymore. The Native Americans also were pushed out of their land because of gold supply being under their land forcing them to move to another area.
I think the Redskins should keep their name because Native Americans have been through a lot and having a sports team named after them should be like an accomplishment. When people here the term Redskins,in sports, they think of a team on a field, not Native Americans in a bad way. This team has had its name for longer than I’ve even been alive,so why is this name offensive now? I have not walked in the shoes of a true and pure Redskin,so I do not know of the hardships they have personally faced that would make this sports name so offensive. This team is not putting shame to the name or mascot, the score might not be good, but that’s shame to the team members and their skills, not the name of the team and the mascot.
The redskins should not gthier name because they had that name for a very long time now and it wasnt a problem before
There saying the nfl team the redskins should change there name to something else because people are saying its offensive to the indian people . They really dont think its a good name for them because it cause racial slurs to the people of the indian reservation. Some people think its ok but ohters dont i disagree because its just a football team name its not like they doing something races they just picked out a name for the team. Do you thin the redskins should change there name why or why not? Some people even started a protest over saying they should change it there saying the name was adopted it originally started in the 1930s. But the protest and those people with the signs and stuff are going to change there minds about it and go against the redskins team so that they can actually change there name to something that wouldnt be so discriminating. And they also want to change or get another mascot because they say thats not good either.
Westward migration following the civil war affected the Native Americans by changing the culture of their people, forcing them to move to certain areas, killing their people along with what they believe in.
In my own opinion i do not beileve that the Washington Redskins should have to change their name or mascot. Many people love the team regardless the name or mascot, but they show the mascot of the Redskins as a big warrior, I honestly do not understand at all how making symbol and pride of their team as a great warrior could be offensive.
Native americans were affected greatly by the western migration. The indians had to change pretty much there whole life style. Indians had to wear driffernt clothes cut there hair. They also forgot all there indian ways and traditions. The reason they did this stuff was because the white man belived they needed to become more civilized. The indians had to give up alot and learn new things give up land and what hurt them the most was loosing there family as well as there extended family.
I belive the red skins use there name as a sign of pride that they are proud of the indians. I dont belive they try to trash the name or make it sound bad. The name has been red skins for over 80 years. So for them to be pubicaly humiliated for there name is ridiculouse there name is great because they use it in a respectful way not disrespectful. So i belive they should keep it and as long as they know they use the name respectfully who cares what anyone else thinks.
The western miggration hurt the native americans when the goverment gave people who moved to the west free land an a way to start anew farm or to go look for gold. All of that made the native americans lose there pride because they had to be come like the white an dres like them an act like them. the native americans couldnt practice there cultures because it was against the law to practice. some native americans lost there cultural names there way of living an couldnt find a way to go back to there old lives meany lost family friends an even there own tribes.
i think they should change the name because some people do take it offensively an they want people to respect there anserters an there familys beliefes an they would like to keep that respect for there cultures so I think they should change the name of the redskins.
After the Civil War westward migration affected the Native Americans in a very negative way. Not only did they take away their land by passing the Homestead Act, but they also put them under assimilation. The Migrants thought that the Native Americans needed to be Americanized in-order to be truly happy. However the only way to make them adapt to a new culture is to break the existing one.
I honestly think that the team should change their name because it offends the Native American Race. It makes their people feel like they are still stereotypically seen a certain way. The football team claims to, “respect the Native Americans,” with that name, it doesn’t change the emotions they feel towards it. Purposely calling them different from others because of their race. A physiological wound can cut deeper, and scar longer than a physical one.
Native Americans were affected by westward migration. By many people were moving to the west for land. the government was giving away free land to any one who would farm it. Natiive also had there land taken from them because of gold. When gold was found on their land, the Natives got kick out of there land. When more people who went west they wanted the Native to be apart of their way of life, so the Native had to give up thier way.
I think they should change the team name to something else. Why would they have a name like that when they are on the Indian reservations. It hurts the people who had to go thruogh it. As in the picture the people is showing us that it hurt them. So they need to change the name.
westward migration following the civil war affected the native Americans,by taking there homes,land, and even there religion. they was taught to forget about there religion and learn the way of the white man.
I think the team name should be change. because if the native Americans feels a certain way about it, i think we should have much respect and change the name, so it wouldn’t be a racial logo or statement to some, they should go back to the way in 1970 where they were getting rid of team names that were “deemed offensive”. i believe its only fair and right.
Westward migration and the civil war affected the native Americans greatly. Native Americans were forced in assimilation. They had to abide by the rules of the white man even though it was native Americans land. White Americans built homes,railroads, and farms. Native Americans were treated unfairly.
In a way I understand why some people think it’s not a really big deal because it’s just the color of native Americans skin. They don’t try to offend anyone by it. Yet,I understand where those who get offended are coming from. In paragraph 1 it says the name “Redskins” was adopted in the 1930’s as a racial slur. The term harms Native Americans emotionally,educationally,and socially. To conclude what I’m trying to say,yes I believe the team name should be changed.
Westward migration after the Civil War changed the lives of Native Americans forever. Settelers claimed land and Indians were pushed onto reserves that quicly dwindled. Soon assimilation started and Indians lost their way of live. Families were seperated and they we’re forced to become “civilized” like the white man. This led to much conflict between the Indians and the settelers.
I understand how some of the Indians must feel, a “racial slur” being used as a sports team name is very offensive. Honestly I do not feel that the term Redskins’ is a racialy offensive name. Yes it was origionally a term used to identify the color of an Indians skin but that meaning is no longer behind the word. It is a small percentage of the Indian population that is actually offended by this term, personally being part Indian myself I find no offense in the name Redskins’. It is now used to represent that team as warriors, never be beaten. A group who’s spirit can never be broken.
Westward migration affected the Native Americans greatly because at first the natives lived off of the land and pretty much did what they pleased but then the white people came and started telling them what to do. They forced the Natives to assimilate to a different culture and made them more civilized. They had to abide by the rules of the white man even though it was the Native Americans land.
I think the team name shouldnt be changed because they have had that name since the 1930s and some of the Natives thought that “it was an honor to them”. Why should they have to change it just because of someone’s opinion. If the Native Americans didnt have a problem with it in the 1930s then why should it matter who has a problem with it now.
Can one even count how many wrongs where done to the indians because of westward migration? One of the biggest ways that the indians where affected by is the fact that americans took over all of their land. The indians had almost half of america to themselves and then Americans came, Now they have a little over ten percent of America.Yet another way that they where affected was how they had lost their main source of food and shelter, The buffalo roamed the Great plains in massive hoards until hunters and poachers came along and killed in massive numbers just to make a quick buck. All the while the Indians where losing everything. Not only that but Americans had also killed many of them and forced them to walk the grueling trail of tears that took them to a place where Americans thought that they would be happy.
I think that the Washington Redskins should change their name, because after all that the Americans put them through we cant even do something as simple as change the name of a football team? We have no idea what its like to be called a redskin but i imagine that it shouldnt be okay, I mean i dont see any football teams with other racial slurs such as cracker or the n-word
Native Americans were immensely impacted by westward migration following the civil war. When settlers pushed West, they pushed onto Native American lands and took it over, forcing them to at first have to move and lose land. Later they were forced to change their ways to the common American ways and forget everything they and their ancestors had learned. The only land that Native Americans ended up owning after all this was very small amounts of reservation land in places that were barely able to supply them compared to what they used to have.
I do not believe that the Washington Redskins should have to change their name. Frankly, it is not up to anyone except the team owner who gets the say. Even if deemed “offensive”, in the end it is just a name. If it was truly offensive, it would have been changed long ago in fear of them losing money. So why would all this protest start now? In the end it is just people wanting attention, and others joining the bandwagon. The team name is just that, a name, it matters not who likes or does not like it. The Redskins should keep their name, and nobody can tell them otherwise. If people find it offensive because of the skin of the Natives that if refers to, maybe they miss the point, the name could just be a catchy title compared to having an actual group of Native Americans.
westward migration had a great affect on native americans. the pioneers that came over and they took there land. they tried to get the native to convert to the white ways. they whites took there children made them go to school and cut there hair and didnt treat them right. they also killed unarmed native americans and made them go to land restervation.
i think should not change the redskins name. it has been that way for over 70 years it wouldnt been the same it would be practicually a diffrent team. the redskins didnt name there team that to critize them it was out of respect that they named there team that. they shouldnt take offence to them wanting to name there team redskins they should take pride in it.
Westward migration and the Civil War both had a huge impact on the lives of Native Americans.The white man changes everything the Native Americans were used to.They thook their land.They took there children.They had everything they knew taken from them and were treated wrong.
I do not think the team should have to change their name.Many Native Americans see a team being named after them a huge honor.It has been the team name for years why is it all of the sudden a big issue there is no need to change a name that was given out of respect.I understand how some may be offended but it is not ment to be directed that way.
Westward migration following the Civil War affected Native Americans in a huge way by taking over their land, hunting and killing almost all their main food and material supplies(buffalo), and forced them to get rid of their culture and way of life so that they can join the whites way of life.
I believe that the teams name and mascot should be changed because they are both offending and hurting the Native Americans. The word “Redskins” is used as a racial slur and can be very hurtful to a Native American. That word is hurting Native Americans in a psychological, educational,and social ways. The teams name and mascot needs to be changed.
The westward migration following the civil war affected native americans in many ways. The homested act let people get land for freee but that was the native americans land. And later americans got put in internment camps. The native american children were givin names and tought english. There culture was taken from them.
I don’t believe it was that big of a deal for the name of the team to be redskins. That is only the color of native americans skin and to some native americans it is ok with them. But i cansee why some native americans dont like this because they believe it to be a stariotype. To me i dont think they should change the name to some native americans its an honer.
west ward migration effected the native Americans by kicking them off their land and forcing them on reservations.they also took away the children at a young age and put them in boarding schools. as the settlers moved west they started hunting buffalo witch caused them to over hunt and also make them go extincted.
i don’t think the name should be changed because it has been around sense 1930 and i feel that they truly use the name in honor.the team dose not use it in an offensive way.
westward migration following the civil war has affected native americans immensly. honestly it isnt ones place to say for the better or for the worse but it has. americans attempted to make the natives more americanized through assimilation , which would change their belifs and make them american like. they even killed to do this and to people who refused to cooperate like in the battle of the wounded knee where hundreds died. Then the dawes act that basically tricked the natives and made them become more americanized. They even took land and moved the natives to later take the land that they gave them again to build things.
I dont belive the name should be changed , it honestly isnt equivalent to the n- word because it is seen to most as a sign of respect or even acknowlegement the n-word was clearly offensive and disrespectful. If a team decided to use my culture as a team name i would feel honored not disrespected so why not feel the same.
Westward migration following the civil war affected native Americans because people from the east where coming to get free land,because of the home stead act. Also native Americans where affected because the other people where killing all of there main resource the buffalo. then there land was striped from them and they where put in Indiana reservations.
I think that the NFL should not have to change the name for the simple fact that its been there for eighty four years. No body said any thing about it before. also your looking at the name as a bad thing they named them that to respect them. The people who complain about the name only look at the bad part of it the don’t realize that it was a good thing. If i had my name or race as a national team name i would take that as a honor. Not a disrespect.
The westward migration affected the native americans by taking there homes,land,and there religion. They were forced to drop there ways and learn the civilized way of the white people. This process of turning the native americans into civilized white people was known as “assimilation”. There was also the “Dawes Act” that the white people made that made native americans drop their culture. The native americans werent allowed to hunt anymore either, they had to farm like evryone else.
No i dont think that the team name should be changed,because theres nothing about thr team name or mascott that is hurting them or racially putting them down. If anything they should be happy about the team name and mascot because it is honoring them in my opinion. If there was something that the team was doing to hurt them or be racial, then yes the native americans would have a reason to try an boycott the team and mascott.
Westward migration followed the civil war affected Native Americans because the government was giving away free land, The native americans where mad because their land was getting tooking away from them , and that the civil war was making their lifes real hard.
I think the the team should keep thier name because they done had thier name for a long time and now the perople want them to change it because people are getting affined about the team now so the team should keep thier name.
Westward migration following the civil war affected the Native Americans tremendously practically forcing them to assimilate to the white culture, taking the Native American children and sending them to boarding schools just to “give a better life”. Problem is the Native Americans were already living a happy life.
I Believe that the name should be changed because although the name itself to me doesnt seem like something “racist” to some of the natives and other people it is.In the 1970s teams changed their names that might be offensive to others. If they did it once they can do it again for the sake of all the hurt people
The westward migration affected the Native Americans alot. The Native Americans where force to change who they were. Native America children where taken from their families and were forced to cut there hair and were put in schools. The Americans goals were to completely change them. They were deprived of their culture.
I honestly think that they should change the name. The reason why I think they should is because in one of the paragraphs it says that 1970 many universities got rid of some the mascots and as a result of some of them the school shouldve gotten rid of it because its still offensive to some. Even though the team says they respect it still doesnt help the way some people think about. Its only right.
Westward Migration following the Civil War affected the Native Americans by forcing them in asssimilation. Taking them away from there cultures, lands and religion. By this they had to start all over meaning forgeting everything they had know about themselves and follow the white man rules. The Native Americans were being treated not fairly. Kicking them out from the lands because the governemnt was giving out freee acres of land to any free citizen.
I think the team names should be changed because, we should respect the Native Americans. They feel offensed by it just by everything they and their ancesters have been thru the years in history. Even though the name “Redskins” was adopted in 1930s was known as a racial scur. Maybe alot of people might think is not a big deal but theres no harm in changing it and making everyone happy. So to conclude this yes they should change the name.
The Navtive Americans were not treated fair. They were forced to assimilate. They had to listen to the white man’s rule even though they are on their own land.
I feel as if the Washington RedSkins shouldn’t change their football name simply because they aren’t using it to harm anyone. Yes, the name was adopted as a racial slur in 1930, but it’s just simply a football name to them. People have been using Native American names for school mascots for years, why pick now to protest against them? I feel as if they use the name simply because they’re proud of were the Natives have been through and what they’ve conquered. So as long as they use the Redskin name appropriately, then they should be able to keep it.
Westward migration after the civil war caused thousands of native Americans to change their appearance, religion, and culture. The country created schools/reformatories to teach children how to act as a ‘white man’ in America. Many went from warriors of their tribe to average citizens. one of the more horrifying events in American military history was the Battle of Wounded Knee, in which hundreds of Native Americans (women and children) were slaughtered by American forces. its not hard to justify Indians retaliation, and how hard they fought to preserve not only their culture, but their fabric of life.
The Washington Redskins is one the oldest and most respected franchises in the NFL. While i see the reasoning for changing the Redskin name in that some take it as a derogatory name, however, Daniel Snyder the owner of the Redskins have pledged thousands of dollars to help Native Americans and their reservations. The Redskins could potentially lose MILLIONS of dollars if they changed their name, hurting Washington’s economy. While Native Americans concerns have legitimate basis the Redskins name should stay as it is.
Westward Migration Following The Civil War.
Westward migration has affected Native Americans in terms of land loss, such as immigration from the Great Plains, loss of cultural beliefs and/or religious practices in order to become more “civilized” according to the American settlers from the East.
Settlers forced many Natives to move westward for the granted “free” farming land & natural resources such as gold, silver, and the land’s game.
Natives also faced racism, till this day, and were forced, in order to remain in the native lifestyle, into reserves specified by government.
In migration following the Civil War, the Native Americans was affected in the Westward by loosing their land, getting their hair chopped off, and becoming separated from their family. I believe anybody that own and work hard for what they have, should keep it. It shouldn’t be taken away from them. UNLESS they was the reason that messed that up. But, clearly the Native Americans didn’t do anything to get THEIR land taken away from them. I feel as if they shouldn’t get their hair cut neither. Especially if they don’t accept the fact of it getting cut. Shouldn’t force anybody to get something taken away from them that they don’t approve of. It’s sad to get taken away from your family. Native Americans shouldn’t have to face that neither. The fact that they had to go to different schools at least 2 to 3 months. Imagine making friends, getting close, and then leaving to make more far away. Native Americans were mistreated.
I believe the team name should be changed because it brings a sociological perspective in the issue of racial stereotypes. To be specific it offends the American Natives race.
The westward migration and the civil war affected the native americans tremendously by the white man, coming to their homes and forcing them too leave there lands and also their religous beleifs whcich was known as assimilation. they were taught to forget their old ways (relegion)and were forced to learn new the new ways of the white man.And not only were they getting kicked out of their homes the goverment was giving away free land to any native americans who were willing to farm it.And soon after all that was said and done there began to be conflict between the natives and the U.s that led to the battle which was called the wounded knee.So in result of the situation the native amercicans were treated horribally. The way i see it as people taking it over board because this team has had this name for many years now and now all of a sudden someone has something against it. i think that they should keep their name because, as stated in the article in paragraph 1 it says that the Red Skins is used for respect of the native amercicans so theres nothing wrong with what the team name is. I believe that they are proud of there name and they wear it with respect and pride.
The westward migration following the civil war affected the Native Americans in the worst possible. Childrens were taken away fromn their parents and basically their way of life, which is what we call “assimilation”. Native
American children had to attend school learn and were forced to speak American language. Native American parents no longer had their own land , the white men had come and took over and made the Great Plains their (white men)way of life.
The “Redskins” names was adapted in the 1930’s. It was clearly stated that the football team used the name and mascot as to show “RESPECT” towards the Native Americans.However the name “redskins” is used as a racial slur towrads the Native Americans, the football team should change their name not only to show respect but to cease the conflict. Being that I am African American I would take offense if there had been a football team called “Negros” with a black man as the mascot even though the intension may not be to offend us. There are just certain things that have to be done out of respect.
However, after reading the article, the team should reconsider a new name for the respect and honoring of Native Americans.
Since the first English settlers arrived at Jamestown in 1607, the story of America has been one of movement westward. As more and more Europeans came to our shores, colonists spread further and further into what was called the frontier, which is defined as an area of unsettled land. We know, however, that America was already inhabited by Natives whose ancestors had arrived thousands of years earlier.In the period following the Civil War, many people moved west for new opportunities and a new life. This would mean more clashes—this time with Plains Indians. Although America had changed much in the 250 years since the first settlers arrived, the attitude toward Native Americans had not. The building of the transcontinental was the beginning of the end for many proud tribes of the West. I think that the team shouldn’t be changed. It was clearly stated that the football team used the name and mascot as to show “RESPECT” towards the Native Americans.
Westward Migration following the Civil War affected Native Americans negatively. Assimilation was commonly used to strip the Native Americans of their rights by forcing them out of their homes, and stealing their land. Native Americans weren’t allowed to practice their way of life, or speak their native language. White men hunted their buffalo, which was their main source of food. This forced them to become farmers, and integrate into the U.S. Government’s Economy.
No I don’t think the name should be changed. The name has been around since the 1930’s, and was originally created out of respect for the Native Americans. I think the team should stand strong and keep the name despite the criticism.
The Westward Migration following the civil war affected the Native Americans in such a way that they were robbed of their religion, cut their hair, changed of names, got their land tooken away and just a whole new idenity.
I personaly think that the name red skins should be changed, because the Native Americans were already put through alot and now they have this name thats also defensive to them. If the Native Americans Feel offensive then yes the name should be changed
Westward Migration following the Civil War affected Native Americans very negatively. White men or settlers hunted the animal the natives depended on, the buffalo. The Native Americans depended on the buffalo because they were their main source of food. This forced Native Americans to become farmers, and integrate into the U.S. Government’s Economy. Assimilation was commonly used to strip the Native Americans of their rights by forcing them out of their homes, and taking their land without any payment to the Natives. Native Americans weren’t allowed to speak their native language or practice their religion.
No, I do not think that the names of the football, schools, or of any other sports should be changed. As it tells you in the passages that I read, the names offends the people of the media and says nothing about the Native Americans being offended. The name has been around sense the early 1900’s and was given so from respect of them. The owners of the teams should go by his judgment and sense most of the people are not Native Americans that are complaining then there is no reason to change the names.
westward migration following the civil war affected native Americans in bad ways.they were taking their land and killing them. An example is assimilation ,a process of taking the Native Americans Culture and trying to Americanize them.they also took their land. the Dawes act was too take the native land, move them to a different place and then Americanize them. the battle of wounded knee.The Indians fought for their land but hundreds were killed in the process to protect what they loved and what was theirs.
No i don’t think the names of the football, schools or ant sport activities should be changed.The people are offended by the names not the native Americans.Using those names for sports and schools are not out of disrespect,its out of honor. there is no reason to try to change the name.
Westward Migration following the Civil War affected Native Americans in a way you couldn’t believe unless you were there. Assimilation wasn’t something that was easy for the Natives, like changing where they live, this was not only changing where they lived but how they would live as well. Their religion was striped from them and they didn’t get to keep there hair either, crazy right? That’s not all the Natives went through,they also could not speak their language and rarely were able to keep their names. As all of this was going on the white men were hunting THEIR buffalo which was their meat, clothing, homes, and pass time.
No the name should not be changed! No where in the passage does it ever talk about actual Native Americans being offended. The name is traditional, and it’s just a team name, it wasn’t meant to be racial or harmful in anyway. People just need to stop blowing it out of proportion and just think about how long the name has been around and who it really hurts and they will find no one hurt.
I personaly I said personaly don’t understand the big deal about stuff like this it’s supposed to honor the Native Americans, but that is just MY opinion