Natives find the term Redskins highly offense. It has the historic background as follows:
"Back not so long ago, when there was a bounty on the heads of the Indian people...the trappers would bring in Indian scalps along with the other skins that they had managed to trap or shoot. These scalps brought varying prices as did the skins of the animals....
The trappers would tell the trading post owner or whoever it was that he was dealing with, that he had 2 bearskins, a couple of beaver skins...and a few scalps. Well, the term "scalp" offended the good Christian women of the community and they asked that another term be found to describe these things. So, the trappers and hunters began using the term "redskin"...they would tell the owner that they had bearskin, deer skins....and "redskins." Tina Holder, Mesa, Az.
Would it get any more offensive? Those trappers were the real barbarians.
Call it Washington Jackasses Football Team as Washington D.C. is full of jackasses(Loonies or Washington Balls Team) but don't call it Redskins. Is it that hard to understand? Bigots have come out of woodworks to defend their bigotry and racism.
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