University of Illinois Chief Illini mascot

Charlene Teeters holding protest sign

Research on Native American Sports Mascots and Nicknames

Links to other mascot resources:

  • The American Indian Sports Teams Mascot Page -- an excellent information source.
  • The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media web site.
  • Essay by In Whose Honor? Director Jay Rosenstein about the Peoria Tribe closing the door on Chief Illiniwek (9/16/18) (or here)
  • Resolution (or here) by the Executive Committee of the Oglala Sioux Tribe against Chief Illiniwek, 2007
  • Perhaps the definitive essay on the subject of Chief Illiniwek (1995) by Harvard Professor Dr. Joe Gone, PhD.

Links to other American Indian video resources: