In this artifact I put an image of a football field with the Washington Redskins mascot symbol (before they changed their name). This is saying that Native people shouldn’t be used as mascots because it is dehumanizing and blatantly disrespectful. When you see hundreds if not thousands of other sports teams with animals and objects as their mascots, it makes it seem as if they are saying that Native people aren’t human.
This artifact has a photo by photographer Sings In The Timber, and it is depicting an Indigenous person in regalia walking by a more than likely Caucasian person with redskins merchandise. This is eye opening because you can really see how wrong and uncomfortable it is. Indigenous people aren’t characters, they are human people. Many people have come forth and have tried speaking out against this and have said how wrong it is. People can learn more about this by searching up the photographers name, and looking at other similar pictures and information.
This artifact has an image of an Indigenous person holding up two middle fingers with images of different redskins logos on them as the main focus. This is implying that Native people are not on the side of the teams with these names, and are actually very against it. In the person’s face, you can see that they don’t look too happy, and this explores the point further that they do not support the use of the terms. Below the image is a hashtag in the middle of a half-circle with the words “Notyourmascot” which is a hashtag used to speak out about this issue. To learn more about this, you can just type in the hashtag on Instagram.