M. Alexander Pearl

How to Be an Authentic Indian

The mascot and team name of the Washington, D.C. professional football team is making headlines. What do Authentic Indians really think about it? This essay clears the air by replacing the liberal media talking points with an actual viewpoint from Indian Country. This perspective gives an inside view into the significant efforts to maintain longstanding traits of “Indian-ness” against an onslaught of political correctness gone mad.