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A look at Oklahoma schools with American Indian nicknames

The Oklahoman takes a look at schools around Oklahoma that have American Indian nicknames and finds that these schools do not receive negative feedback for their names and mascots. In fact, these communities, comprised of a high number of Native Americans, are proud of the nicknames. McCloud Redskins football coach Eric Cardin notes, “It’s always been a positive thing here, and when something like this with Capitol Hill, or with the Washington Redskins, is in the news, we usually hear from the local Native American tribes telling us that they don’t want us to change it.”

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