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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 )

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

Which Shawnee tribe, Loyal, Eastern, or Absentee? Once upon a time the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma had no position on Chief Illiniwek and after they saw how racist and out of control Illinois Champaign Urbana students and alumni were they changed their mind. Non Native people can't control how offensive they are when they don't acknowledge the offense of their actions to begin with.

Ryan Redcorn attended SMN HS and was clowned constantly for his name. I went with him to a SMN HS GAME where he documented the racism and interviewed the kid wearing the outfit. He considered this mascot offensive. He's Osage and has testified in front of the US SENATE in DC about the effects mascots have on young Native children. Mascots have to stop.

February 18, 2017 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Old West Lawrence was a land float to Wyandotte member Robert Robitaille after the Wyandotte tribe was forced of its KCK lands in 1855.

February 18, 2017 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Nice to hear from all of the condescending White people who are angry at losing control of their patronizing narrative.

The Methodist faith of which a family member of mine was a minister for was active in the theft and destruction of Indigenous land and culture through assimilation with the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Kaw tribes in the early to mid 19th century.

Mckinneys were forced to go to Indian boarding schools. Native people don't need some condescending White man to tell them to go learn their history. Haskell Institute was originally ran by the Federal Government and the Methodist Church. It is offending and non Native people are going to have to accept that they don't control this narrative anymore.

Smith is indigenous to Europe probably England or Scotland or Ireland. It's a name of colonizers that indigenous people were forced to take just as African slaves were forced to take . Own your colonialism Bob.

February 18, 2017 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

It's not enjoyable to watch White judgemental immigrants represent the indigenous people whose land they live on without consulting these indigenous people first and of course that wouldn't happen because why would some America First colonizing nationalist care to hear from the indigenous people whose land they erroneously acquired through the Doctrine of Discovery in the US Supreme Court in Johnson V McIntosh case in the 1820's. People like Mr. Smith want to enjoy the fruits of their colonization and they want the colonized to shut up and become Americans right Bob?
Sorry the Boarding schools didn't work either Bob.

February 18, 2017 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

As someone who witnessed this racism firsthand at a SMN HS football game it isn't honoring. The Florida Seminole tribe uses the mascot as advertising for its Florida Hard Rock casinos. The Oklahoma Seminole tribe doesn't support the mascot. Political correctness is a term used by non Native people to justify the good Ole days of White America supremacy through assimilation. Not going to work now.

February 18, 2017 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Shawnee people forced west after death of Tecumseh at the Battle of Moraviantown in War of 1812. Tenskwataweh died broken and was buried in what is now a KCK neighborhood at 38th and Ruby Street. What was 1.6 million acres of reservation land by an 1825 treaty is now 120 acres. Forced to join the Cherokee Nation in 1868 and didn't have separate federal recognition as Shawnee Tribe until 2000. American paternalism is not honoring. Does honoring involve building highways on burial areas or pipelines?? Just curious.

February 18, 2017 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Can we decide how non Native conservatives are portrayed Mr. Riner without asking you first?

February 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )