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Friday, January 10, 2014

Spokane Indians will be sporting Salish logo this year

How to genuinely honor a Native American nickname, by the Spokane Indians

Unlike sports teams under fire for using American Indian names and stereotypes, the Spokane Indians baseball team is closely allied with the Spokane Tribe of Indians. When the team unveiled a new logo in 2006, it included an alternate version with “Spokane Indians Baseball Club” written in Salish, the tribe’s native language.

Now they’re making those ties more visible — the Salish logo will be the one featured most prominently on the team’s home uniforms this coming season.

ursus arctos Posted: January 10, 2014 at 06:48 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: indians, logos, minor leagues

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   1. Chris Fluit Posted: January 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4636090)
Good for them.
   2. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: January 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4636094)
Nice. Good work by the team. Very thoughtful and considerate.
   3. Baldrick Posted: January 10, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4636095)
Good for them, but supplemental question: do they still have a Spokanasaurus?
   4. Xander Posted: January 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM (#4636122)
Good for them. I was always sad to see Salish never get a full healthy season with the Red Sox. But knowing that he's living on in the Indians' uniforms is heartwarming.
   5. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: January 11, 2014 at 02:48 AM (#4636153)
But what about the Portland Pakistanis???
   6. Gamingboy Posted: January 11, 2014 at 02:11 PM (#4636395)
This is how you do it.
   7. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: January 11, 2014 at 03:26 PM (#4636439)
This is pretty cool. The PNW has a pretty interesting history with its Native population, since White settlers didn't come to the area in earnest until comparatively late in America's history, when some of the more barbaric methods of kicking the Natives off their land weren't as acceptable or necessary. There's a still a fairly vibrant Native culture, with a distinctive (and pretty cool) graphic visual style that still survives today. There are still plenty of problems in the community, but Native culture is stronger in the PNW than anywhere else I've lived. It really adds a lot to the character of the area.
   8. God Posted: January 11, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4636461)
More importantly for them, they're going to sell a buttload of t-shirts, including probably one to me.

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