By the close of the 19th century, Indian athletes started to make their mark in baseball and football.
Two years after a Native architect took aim at the Cleveland professional baseball team's racist imagery, the team has responded.
The former head of the American Indian Education Center will serve four months in prison for stealing $77,000 in federal funds.
Apache activist Robert Roche, who appeared in an iconic photo confronting a baseball fan, faces prison time for stealing federal funds.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will no longer use the 'Chief Wahoo' logo in new inductee plaques, citing a 'shifting societal view' of Native Americans in sports.
While many scholars are quick to note a Native mascot’s racist and colonial underpinnings, not enough attention is given to the fans and defenders’ attachment to these symbols.
Native mascots in sports are dehumanizing caricatures rooted in our nation’s racist history, mascots for the lie of white supremacy.
The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.
Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover is out for the rest of the season, only a year after making his debut with the Washington Nationals.
Famed Native architect Douglas Cardinal will be allowed to proceed with a complaint against the racist mascot of the Cleveland professional baseball team.
The head of Major League Baseball wants to see 'Chief Wahoo' phased out.
There are two sports people associate most with the Indian athlete—basketball and distance running.
Joba Chamberlain, 31, has played for four teams since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2007.
The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.
'Just a walk around the grounds of Cleveland’s Progressive Field makes very clear how little respect the team has for Louis Sockalexis.'
Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.
Attorney: 'You could not call a team the New York Jews. Why is it OK to call a team the Cleveland Indians?'
Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.
Koda Glover, who is Cherokee, pitches for the Washington Nationals.
The 23-year-old Cherokee player made a strong debut right after being called up from the minors.
The 30-year-old member of the Winnebago Tribe just signed with the Cleveland team.
Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.
Ted Pedregon Sr. realized that with resources stretched thin across the reservation there wasn’t a park designated for youth use only.
If you are part of a non-Native team that has taken on one of these negative stereotypes then the time to change is now.
Justin Maese, 18, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the draft.
The Cleveland team states its nickname and its logo acknowledge and pay tribute to Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis of Maine and the history of the team.
Although it's been one hundred years since the inception of the Cleveland Indians’ name, it is a year like any other for Cleveland resident Marjorie Villafane of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
The San Diego Padres are keeping a promise to Matt LaChappa so he can maintain his health insurance.
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe who plays for the Detroit Tigers, explains the meaning of his tattoos.
Ed Rice discusses his talk in honor of Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot Nation who is considered the first Native American in major league baseball.
The Spokane Tribe has been working closely with the Spokane Indians baseball team for several years, putting the Salish language on jerseys this season.
Two sets of Native American parents feel that their sons were discriminated against by the Post 22 American Legion baseball team.
Sebastian Kessay recently returned home to Arizona to host a baseball camp for youth.
A popular fashion item pokes fun at racist mascots.
The company also makes a t-shirt that pokes fun of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.
Andre Crambit calls on the San Francisco Giants to apologize to the public for the mistreatment of two Native women.
Lawsuit seeks $9 billion, based of team's use of Indian imagery.
Baseball star holds camp for Native youth on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona.
Navajo baseball star Jacoby Ellsbury made his debut with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Jacqueline Keeler shares what it was like growing up with a racist Indian mascot in Cleveland, Illinois.
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz notes eerie similarities between his 2002 cartoon and a 2014 protest against the Chief Wahoo mascot.
Columnist discusses new movement among some fans of the Cleveland baseball team to remove the offensive Chief Wahoo mascot from jerseys and caps.
Native American activists and their supporters will demonstrate against the Chief Wahoo mascot at the Cleveland Indians home opener on Friday.
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation extended its relationship with the San Diego Padres.
Cynthia Connolly, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, calls for the elimination of the Cleveland Indians mascot.
WBUR travels to the Navajo Nation to learn more about Naat’aanii, a baseball team that promotes leadership in youth.
The Spokane Tribe of Washington is continuing its collaboration with the Spokane Indians baseball team.
Writer claims opponents of the stereotypical "Chief Wahoo" mascot don't really care about Native Americans:
Newspaper calls on Cleveland professional football team to retire its stereotypical Chief Wahoo mascot.
For a number of years, efforts have been made to change offensive mascots in the professional sports world, but two recent developments may signal that these efforts are finally bearing fruit.
A former fan of the Cleveland professional baseball team renounces his support until a new name comes along.
Ed Rice, the author of Baseball’s First Indian, discusses the debt the Cleveland baseball team owes to the Penobscot Nation of Maine.
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska who wowed crowds with his pitching skills, is set to join the Detroit Tigers.
Jacoby Ellsbury has landed a $153 million deal with the New York Yankees.
Jacoby Ellsbury could land a Major League Baseball deal worth at least $120 million
The Cleveland professional football team is asking fans about its stereotypical Chief Wahoo logo.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he hasn't heard of any of his Indian friends complain about the Atlanta Braves mascot.
Writer says continued use of Indian mascot by professional baseball team perpetuates acts of racism.
Columnist calls for end to 'bigoted' and 'racist' Indian mascots in professional football and baseball:
The New York Mets mishandle a Native American Heritage Day event.