THE SALAMANCA WARRIORS: A Case Study of an "Exception to the Rule"

  title={THE SALAMANCA WARRIORS: A Case Study of an "Exception to the Rule"},
  author={Michael Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={245 - 265}
  • Michael Taylor
  • Published 29 June 2011
  • Education
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Within the larger context of global concerns over representations of indigenous peoples by their colonizers, the issue of racialized sports team mascots based on the White Man's image of Native Americans has been hotly contested within the United States for several decades. After much protest, team names and mascots have been successfully changed at numerous universities. In contrast to these more visible examples, this case study of Salamanca Central High School (New York) and its athletic… 

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