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Native Americans Join Legal Battle to Protect Redskins Trademark

Several Native Americans joined together to file an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the cancellation of the Redskins' trademarks. The group notes that “The term “redskins” carried uniformly positive connotations for Native Americans at its inception. The word was first used by Native Americans to describe themselves. The color red also had positive associations linked to red clay, to warriors’ position of social respect within particular tribes, and to the natural powers of the body.”

A copy of the brief can be found here.