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Editorial: Siletz Tribes aren't harmed by use of Indian mascots

"The state ban on Native American high school team mascots and logos is based on research in the social sciences purporting to show that these symbols may depress the self-esteem of Native American children.

But in Siletz they seem not to have noticed this. Judging by their complaint against the new rule, expressed in a statement from the tribe on Tuesday, they do not share the view that the reflection of their Indian culture in their high school name and symbols has a harmful effect."

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