posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:24 AM
I can't remember the last time i saw chief Wahoo with the Braves. I do remember him back in the eighties though. Seems like the Braves switched to the
tomahawk in the early nineties as their main symbol.
As far as the offensiveness of Native American mascots i gotta say it depends. The Redskins definitely need a name change. Cleveland probably does as
well. The Chiefs, Braves, and Seminoles i don't think so. The Chiefs and Braves embody virtues that we often name sports teams after regardless of
culture. The Seminoles are historically tied to the State of Florida and a signifigant part of the tribe resisted the forced relocation by the
government in the 19th century by hiding in the swamps.
edit on 31-10-2014 by jefwane because: (no reason given)