The "Mascotting" of Native America: Construction, Commodity, and Assimilation

  title={The "Mascotting" of Native America: Construction, Commodity, and Assimilation},
  author={J. Black},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={605 - 622}
  • J. Black
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • The American Indian Quarterly
american indian quarterly/fall 2002/vol. 26, no. 4 605 Recently I stumbled across a thought-provoking athletic booster letter from my undergraduate alma mater. The mailer was addressed “Dear Seminole” and asked that I pledge money to my Tallahassee “tribe.” I understood the request, of course, as constitutive rhetoric shared between Florida State University and me—discourse meant to unite collegiate and personal identities into a collective, a so-called “tribe.” 1 Truly, though, I am not part… Expand
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