Southwest High School (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - Mascot Change

Mascot Change

See also: Native American mascot controversy

In 1987, Southwest High School was one of the first high schools in the country to stop using a Native American for its mascot and nickname. The Southwest student body voted to change the nickname of the school from the Indians to the Lakers.

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