In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports

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Examines the ingrained practice of using racist logos, nicknames, and caricatures of Indian peoples as school “mascots” in sports

 

 

In Whose Honor? is an examination of the ingrained practice of using racist logos, nicknames, and caricatures of Indian peoples as school “mascots” in college and professional sports — and of the impact of this practice on Indian families and communities. Following both the political development of parent, graduate student and activist Charlene Teeters (Spokane) and the intransigence of the University of Illinois community in defending and justifying its revered “Chief Illiniwek,”

 

In Whose Honor? critically looks at the issues of race, minority representation and white privilege, and the powerful effects of mass-media imagery. Together with the Images of Indians series, In Whose Honor addresses the stereotypical images of Indians in pop culture, and can be used to engage middle school students in a wide variety of critical thinking discussions. 

 

 


Director: Jay Rosenstein

Format: Color motion picture, 46 minutes. 

Availability: VHS or DVD (both include public performance rights).

Published: 1997

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various U.S. tribes