Logan, Ohio

Logan, Ohio

NATIVE MASCOTS

More than a thousand high schools in the United States represent themselves with Native American-themed mascots. I spent a week in Ohio -- which has one of the highest concentrations of Native mascotry in the country -- to photograph teenagers who call themselves Redskins, Indians, Chieftains, and Braves. 

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"The use of American Indian mascots as symbols in schools and university athletic programs is particularly troubling because schools are places of learning. These mascots are teaching stereotypical, misleading and too often, insulting images of American Indians. These negative lessons are not just affecting American Indian students; they are sending the wrong message to all students."

-- From the APA's Resolution Recommending Retirement of American Indian Mascots

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 Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio

Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio

 
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 Bellaire, Ohio

Bellaire, Ohio

 Arcadia, Ohio

Arcadia, Ohio

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 Woodsfield, Ohio

Woodsfield, Ohio

 Bucyrus, Ohio

Bucyrus, Ohio

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