File photo:  Fans stage mascot protest before Game One of the 1995 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on October 21, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

File photo: Fans stage mascot protest before Game One of the 1995 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on October 21, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The executive director for the American Indian Education Center, Bob Roche, a Chiricahua Apache, called in as a response to yesterday’s conversation about the use of the name ‘Redskins’ and the Indians Chief Wahoo logo. Bob talked about his heritage, and the history of the Native American people in this country to support his stance of eliminating the use of the name ‘Redskins’ and Chief Wahoo, which he filed a lawsuit to have the logo removed in 1994. Bob talked about the scalping bounties back in the day which is where the term ‘Redskins’ originates. Bob talked about the Chief Wahoo logo and how the cartoonish appearance of Wahoo hardly honors the Native American people. Bob objected to the idea that his people have been reduced to just ‘mascots.’

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