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November 16th, 2013
thesmithian

Indian sports logos and nicknames may also have harked back to the Indian-only boarding schools, which excelled at collegiate sports. The Carlisle School’s football team, the Indians, was among the best in the nation. When Carlisle closed down in 1918, other (non-Indian) college programs were more inclined to use Indian names and symbols.

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    As if this guy: Didn’t already let you know that the Cleveland Indians are kinda horrible.
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  12. entropybegets said: did the carlisle school have a red skinned cartoon mascot too? shut up with your justifying bullshit.
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