Sioux to Illini: Return regalia

Sioux to Illini: Return regalia

There are 1 comment on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 19, 2007, titled Sioux to Illini: Return regalia. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

In a 1982 halftime ceremony at Memorial Stadium, a 93-year-old Oglala Sioux chief and medicine man presented the University of Illinois with tribal regalia for use by the university's mascot, Chief Illiniwek.

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Neil Jorganson

Lockport, IL

#1 Feb 7, 2007
As an alumnus of the UIUC, I suggest that we allow native-americans to pass into history as an anecdote like the woolly mammoth and the neaderthal. The mascot has turned from something honorable and proud into a symbol of a group of whining, anti-culturalists. Dump it for a Pitbull. At least you know the Pitbull will eventually turn.

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