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... American Indian activists in the United States and Canada have criticized the use of Native American mascots in sports, as perpetuating stereotypes ... European Americans have had a history of "playing Indian" that dates back to at least the 18th century ... While supporters of the mascots say they embody the heroism of Native American warriors, AIM particularly has criticized the use of mascots as offensive and demeaning ...
... Some individuals who support the use of Native American mascots state that they are meant to be respectful, and to pay homage to Native American people ... Many have made the argument that Native American mascots focus on bravery, courage and fighting skills rather than anything derogatory ... of a grand people." At a symposium at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C ...
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