Trademarking Racism: Pseudo-Indian Symbols and the Business of Professional Sports

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel by the Spokane author Sherman Alexie, a basketball player at an all-White high school is the persistent target of racist slurs. “Chief” and “Tonto,” he is called, “Squaw boy” and “Redskin.” He also experiences the indignity of sharing the court with a caricature of […]


The Chico News & Review published an article about Ishi, who is commonly known as the “last wild Indian.” Featuring several anthropologists, both old and new, the article discusses the “legacy of Ishi” and illustrates why Ishi remains pertinent to anthropological practice and knowledge even though a hundred years have passed since his sudden appearance: The story of Ishi is […]