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After LHS student raises concerns, tribal chief wants to rescind Shawnee Mission North's use of Indian mascot

Mr. Summers. Always ignoring the obvious to troll. Oh well.

March 1, 2017 at 2:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Dump Pitts

People in a bubble need to know the reality outside their bubble differs. People like Mr. Stussie need to know the collateral damage their candidate is causing. My wife and I are collateral damage of the election of this candidate and neither we or Mr. Pitts will shush. I'd like to tell the silencers of dissent to shush.

February 20, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Sam Crow....actual history that White people suppressed and don't like being reminded of. How's that history suppression going for President Orange right now?

February 20, 2017 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Randolph Fellows. This recount of the Shawnee Mission experience sounds like what was done at the Kaw Mission in Council Grove under Reverend Thomas Huffaker in the1850's with Kaw children.

I've worked off and on with Munsee descendants in the Pomona Kansas area for a decade. Before they were on their reservation in Pomona they were where Muncie,Kansas and the Leavenworth Soldier's Cemetery is. That cemetery was created after the Munsee people removed from that area in 1859.

Munsee children crossed the Kansas River and attended Shawnee Mission in the early 1840's.

The boarding school idea was conceived by US Army Colonel Richard Pratt who worked with Kiowa,Comanche,Cheyenne,
Arapaho,and Caddo prisoners of war in Florida in the 1870's. From there the boarding school idea went to the African American Hampton Institute and to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879. Haskell Institute was opened in 1883-1884 and many other Indian boarding schools followed. It was illegal by federal law to practice indigenous religions and speak indigenous languages from 1886 on. These schools killed languages, cultures, and students.

Some people are ignorant of history and create alternative facts or denigrate the suffering their culture committed on indigenous people. Shame on them.

February 19, 2017 at 10:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Ask the Pueblo communities about the Franciscan friars and Spanish conquistadors who overran their Pueblos and demanded conversion to Catholicism in Spanish and killed and tortured those people who didn't submit like the Pueblo Holy men whose hands were cut off for not submitting and the religious kiva buildings those conquistadors destroyed for not submitting. Yeah those evil Franciscan and the historically clueless Americans who troll.

February 19, 2017 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Actually Juniper Serra was in the 18th century.

February 19, 2017 at 5:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Sam Crow, first example....Juniper Serra, the Franciscan leader who developed the mission system in California that converted, enslaved,and nearly wiped out much of the indigenous population there in the late 19th century. You obviously don't know much history do you?

February 19, 2017 at 5:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Yeah it was. I went to Cahokia last October. It was a city of 15000 to 20000 indigenous people until a climate event in the 1200's affected them. Same climate change affected Anasazi people in the Four corners.

I grew up near an extensive mound and city complex that White archaeologists call Poverty Point in Louisiana. It dates to 2500 to 3500 BC. Trade occurred up and down the Mississippi River. Mississippian cultures traded from Aztalan site in Wisconsin to Louisiana. Trade balance was upset by Europeans invasion in 16th and 17th century. Education over snarkiness. Education Trumps trolling right?

February 19, 2017 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Secondly the reason tribes fought is because Spanish,British,French, and Dutch colonists and traders upset the ecological and economic balance to the point where European powers had tribes fighting proxy wars over trade, resources, and territory. Five Nations and British fought Dutch and Mahican tribe for trade dominance in the East. British and Five Nations took out Dutch and Mahicans in early 1600's. Then the British and Five Nations took out French and Huron Confederacy in mid 1600's.

British and Five Nations went after Illini Confederacy, Potawatomi,Kickapoo,and Sac and Fox and Dakota in mid to late 1600's in Ohio River Valley.

British and Chickasaw went after French and Quapaw and Peoria and Choctaw tribes into the 1730's.

British and Spanish had trade battles involving tribes in the Carolinas and Georgia also.

Europeans created warfare by upsetting the balance indigenous people had. Get it right

February 18, 2017 at 7:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Banner featuring Shawnee Mission North Indian mascot taken down at Lawrence High School

Two things. Looked for Shawnee tribe donates mascot clothing to Shawnee Mission North HS on Google and on said tribes website. I saw nothing. Eastern Shawnee were originally Seneca Shawnee tribe when they came to Indian Territory from Ohio in 1831. In 1867 Omnibus treaty involving Peoria,Ottawa, Miami,Wyandotte, Quapaw and Seneca Shawnee tribes the Seneca and Shawnee people split and the Shawnee became the Eastern Shawnee tribe and the Seneca Tribe became the Seneca Cayuga tribe after they took in Cayuga from Ontario and New York in 1885.

The Absentee Shawnee tribe went to southern Indian Territory and Arkansas and Texas and Mexico before returning back to Indian Territory on Citizen Band Potawatomi lands.

I'm calling fake news on mascot blessing from tribe unless it's in print.

February 18, 2017 at 7:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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