Monday, October 29, 2007
I was born in North Dakota in a small town. I live in Mercer County in the city of Bentrock. My husband is Frank, he is the doctor in the town. Being a second grade teacher, I find this outrageous that we are teaching are kids that it is o.k. to think this way. This is giving children the wrong image of the Sioux and not showing them the respect they deserve. I agree with getting rid of the logo. I find it offensive to the Native American culture. I think the Sioux tribe should be celebrated and not be used as a mascot for a team called the Fighting Sioux. If people see this as a way to honor them, there are better ways. Native Americans have been through many hardships in their life and this should not be another burden for them to carry. There are different mascots the team can have. I am a firm believer in banning the mascot of the fighting Sioux.