Of course, Skowhegan High School should drop the name “Indians” from their sports team. All such names — Squaw Mountain, Redskins, Braves — anything that reminds us of the Indians and, therefore, of the horrendous injustice suffered by Native Americans at the hands of invading Europeans — should be obliterated.

Even the word “Indian,” which came about because Columbus thought he had landed in India, should go. Otherwise, we will never be able to forget this black mark that stains America’s past.

Once that is done, we can start on the history books.

David Mills


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: