Mascot Study

All materials and information from our Mascot Study can be found on this page.  There are two documents below.  One outlines the resources that were used to determine the information in the graphic right below.  The first graphic describes the pros and cons of changing or not changing the mascot.
Mascot Changes Pro and Con

1 Kimā€prieto, C., Goldstein, L. A., Okazaki, S., & Kirschner, B. (2010). Effect of Exposure to an American Indian Mascot on the Tendency to Stereotype a Different Minority Group. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(3), 534–553.

2 National Indian Education Association. Support for the Elimination of Race-Based Native Logos, Mascots, and Names. Retrieved July 13, 2013, from

3 National Congress of American Indians. Ending the Era of Harmful “Indian” Mascots from

4 American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Summary of the APA Resolution Recommending Retirement of American Indian Mascots. Retrieved January 23, 2016, from

5 American Sociological Association. Use of Native American Nicknames, Logos, and Mascots. Retrieved March 6, 2007, from

6 National Collegiate Athletic Association. NCAA News Release-NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots. Retrieved August 5, 2005, from
7Wikipedia. NCAA Native American Mascot Decision.

8 National Education Association. Diversity Toolkit: Cultural Competence for Educators from

9 Atchison Junior-Senior High School Student Writers (1922-1926). Various Related Articles on Evolution of the School Colors and
Mascot, The Optimist. (located at the USD 409 Board of Education Office or Atchison County Historical Society)

10 USA Today. The Real History of Native American Team Names. Retrieved August 24, 2016, from

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