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Transcript of Fred Veilleux
*Fred Veilleux wrote,
Indians are a People, Not Mascots
because he wanted to get rid of Indian mascots because it was very offensive and others felt embarrassed
*Having an Indian mascot is a big issue among sports teams especially within school teams
*Fred wanted people to realize not only is having a Native American Indian as a mascot is also humiliating.
*"War-whooping student-fan struck him as mockery of his ethnicity and religious beliefs." (Veilleux pg.363)
*In 1987 colleagues of his attended a football game and were offended after seeing a kid running around dressed like an
"Indian" showing school spirit.
*Fred Veilleux's audience was mainly suppose to be students, parents, staff members, school board members.
*The audience ended up expanding nationwide as people started to get word of how offensive this was.
*Fred Veilleux's story, "Indians Are a People, Not Mascots" may be considered persuasive because he was trying to convince the school to ban Native American mascots and get people to help partake in his attempt.
By: Drea Casares
Unit 1-Lesson 11
Fred Veilleux Bio
* Fred took part in protests to get rid of Indian mascots.
*He is a Chippewa Indian.
*He is most famous for writing, Indians are a People, Not Mascots.
*Fred was considered an Indian activist.