Native American Studies | Performance Studies | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Sports Studies
Native American groups across the country have been protesting the use of their symbols and heritage in sports arenas for over a decade. Yet, particularly in the realm of professional sports, these protests have not generated significant changes in attitudes and practices. This critical essay examines several Native American protest events to reveal the factors contributing to the failure of the reform movement and to suggest some strategies for rhetorically reformulating the campaign.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Quarterly Journal of Speech, volume 85, issue 2, 1999, pages 188-202. Quarterly Journal of Speech is available online at: doi:10.1080/00335639909384253
Jackson B. Miller
“Indians,” “Braves,” and “Redskins”: A performative struggle for control of an image.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1999, volume 85, issue 2, pages 188-202
Miller, Jackson B., "“Indians,” “Braves,” and “Redskins”: A Performative Struggle for Control of an Image" (1999). Faculty Publications. Accepted Version. Submission 5.