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Yale Forced to Apologize for ‘Dehumanizing’ Images of Dartmouth Mascot

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Yale University is apologizing for a “dehumanizing” and “racially insensitive” program booklet used to commemorate its 100th annual football game against Dartmouth College.

The program cover featured a collage of covers from past games, including several featuring cartoonish Indian characters referring to Dartmouth’s former mascot.

Yale University is apologizing for a “dehumanizing” and “racially insensitive” program booklet used to commemorate its 100th annual football game against Dartmouth College.

The booklet included eight renditions of historical program covers for the Dartmouth-Yale game, four of which contained depictions of Native Americans that some found offensive, according to The Yale Daily News.

Beginning in the 1920s, Dartmouth was unofficially known as “the Indians,” a nickname with an accompanying mascot that persisted until the mid-1970s, when they were renamed the “Big Green.”

One of the images, first published in 1942, shows the Dartmouth Indian being chased up a tree by the Yale bulldog, while another from the 1944 matchup depicts a Yale football player lighting an Indian’s clothing on fire. In both cartoons, the Indian mascot is dressed in a loincloth, a feathered headdress, and war paint.

All of the historical program covers featured were originally published between the late-1920s and the mid-1950s.

The 100th anniversary program gained traction on social media after Mary Kathryn Nagle, executive director for the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, tweeted a photo of the booklet along with the caption, “Cannot believe that…

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