University of Illinois Chief Illini mascot

Charlene Teeters holding protest sign

Research on Native American Sports Mascots and Nicknames

  • Newest study by Davis-Delano, Gone, & Fryberg about psychosocial effects of Native American mascots, published June, 2020 (link)
  • Study published Feb., 2020, by the University of Michigan (link to press release) (link to text of study)
  • Bibliography of articles on Native American mascots from the American Sociological Association (link)
  • List of Research Articles on Native American mascots (compiled by Stephen Carr Hampton) (link)
  • List of Research Articles by Cornel Pewewardy on Native American mascots (link)
  • Yale University study, 2019 (link)
  • U.S. Department of Education White House Initiative on American Indian Education, 2015 report (website)
  • University of Buffalo study, 2015 (link)
  • Oneida Indian Nation study by Dr. Michael Friedman, 2013 (link)
  • American Psychological Association report (website)
  • National Congress of American Indians brief on Mascots, 2009
  • American Sociological Association statement on discontinuing the use of Native American mascots, 2007

Links to other mascot resources:

  • The American Indian Sports Teams Mascot Page -- an excellent information source.
  • The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media web site.
  • Essay by In Whose Honor? Director Jay Rosenstein about the Peoria Tribe closing the door on Chief Illiniwek (9/16/18) (or here)
  • Resolution (or here) by the Executive Committee of the Oglala Sioux Tribe against Chief Illiniwek, 2007
  • Perhaps the definitive essay on the subject of Chief Illiniwek (1995) by Harvard Professor Dr. Joe Gone, PhD.

Links to other American Indian video resources: