After Washington, D.C.’s NFL team announced it will change its name from a racial slur as well as its logo, Native Americans in Montana are expressing mixed feelings about the decision.

Some tribal members rejoice the team’s decision to drop “Redskins” as its mascot. However, others say the logo, which has ties to the Blackfeet Nation, is a point of pride.

While Native American activists have been urging the mascot change for years, the decision comes in the wake of George Floyd’s death and subsequent anti-racism movement. Continue reading at the link below:

Great Falls Tribune—Montana tribal members react to Washington NFL team name, logo change

This photo of Blackfeet Chief Two Guns White Calf, taken around 1912, is believed to be an inspiration for both the Indian Head Nickle and the modern Washington Redskins football team logo.  (Photo: Courtesy of the Library of Congress )