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In Whose Honor?

PBS Premiere: July 15, 1997

Synopsis

Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves - Indian mascots and nicknames have historically been first draft picks in American sports. But for Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian, transplanting cultural rituals onto the field is a symbol of disrespect. Jay Rosenstein follows Teters' evolution from mother and student into a leading voice against the merchandising of Native American symbols - and shows the lengths fans will go to preserve their mascots.

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TAGS: commerce, exploitation, indian, logo, mascot, native american, stereotype

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In Whose Honor?

Premiere Date: July 15, 1997

Filmmaker: Jay Rosenstein Bio

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Jay Rosenstein
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