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Peter Pattakos at Cleveland Scene: The Curse of Chief Wahoo


“I’m here so my grandchildren can be proud of their heritage. People act like we’re trying to take their baseball away from them, but we’re not. It’s just, why do they have to turn us into Chief Wahoo?”

Jim Farrar, a member of the Cherokee Nation who drove from Michigan to join this year’s demonstration, speaks of re-education camps and smallpox-infested blankets — painful memories associated with the displacement of indigenous North Americans by European colonists. To Farrar and many protesters, Wahoo’s exaggerated features and toothsome grin trivialize and mock their history.

Content note: article includes racist illustrations for reference.

My home town.  :/

  1. arocktotheforehead reblogged this from harrietsdaughter and added:
    I don’t even.know where.to.begin!
  2. harrietsdaughter reblogged this from thecurvature and added:
    My home town. :/
  3. atlienne reblogged this from lookuplookup and added:
    Same here in ATL. I really don’t like Chief Noc-a-homa merchandise, and it really bothers me when my friends wear it....
  4. lookuplookup reblogged this from se-smith and added:
    This is something that I think about every baseball season — like, growing up in Cleveland, “Chief Wahoo” was (and...
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