Letter to the Editor
Indian symbols have served well
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
To the editor:
I agree wholeheartedly with Marcus Reed's letter that expressed his displeasure with Southeast Missouri State University losing the distinguished Indian as its mascot. It was a noble choice made many years ago that has well served several years of proud generations of SEMO graduates. Is the presence of Otahki, the Trail of Tears and all of those Native Americans who came long before the rest of us not a proud emblem anymore? I find the removal of such a tradition ignoble. I hope the movers and shakers and the powers-that-be will reconsider.