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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 39. Was the Washington R*dskins cultural appropriation?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43154


Following decades of protest, the name R*dskins was changed to the Washington Football team in July 2020. This entry will touch on the R*dskins controversy as an example of cultural appropriation, and how responses to this affair from Indigenous communities reflect an expanding discourse on what constitutes Native American identity.

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