Opinion

New York City bar owners drop 'Mohawk' name after criticism





The owners of a bar in New York City changed the name of the establishment after facing criticism for being insensitive.

The "Mohawk Tavern" opened just last week. But the name was quickly changed to "Adirondacks" after local media and residents raised questions.

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council said it received calls from people who were upset about the name.

Get the Story:
Matt Mullen: NoHawk: ‘Upstate’-Themed Tavern Forced to Change Name (The New York Observer 5/13)
'Mohawk Tavern' Changes Name After Complaints From Native Americans (DNAinfo 5/5)