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Letter to the Editor: Sioux Solidarity with Carpinteria Mascot Opponents

My name is Wade Crowe. I am enrolled with the Yanktonai Hunkpati Dakota Sioux of Crow Creek, S.D. We have been the focus of racist attitudes since contact with the white folk. To think that we were denied our song and dance for many years while the white folk were able to make a mockery of our traditions. It wasn’t until the 1970s that our traditions were able to be practiced without being hauled away and beaten.

I ask that Carpinteria High School do away with the Warrior mascot. Our culture has been around many eons before the culture of Carpinteria High and we hope to thrive many eons in the future, but we must do away with the characters of blatant racism.

Wade Crowe, Hunkpati Dakota Sioux
Crow Creek, S.D.

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