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Poarch Band of Creek Indians hosted owner of Washington team

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians met with the owner of the Washington professional football team but they didn't discuss the team's racist mascot, a tribal official said.

The meeting took place at tribal headquarters in Alabama, USA Today reported. It was arranged at the request of team owner Dan Snyder through Jennifer Farley, a former Bush administration official who worked on tribal issues at the White House.

Snyder wanted to learn more about economic issues facing the tribe, Treasurer Robert McGhee said. But the mascot was never brought up.

"I thought the whole meeting was odd," McGhee told USA Today. "My understanding is that he would be visiting other tribes, or has visited them."

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Redskins' Daniel Snyder meets with Alabama tribe (USA Today 11/7)

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