Two years ago, Washington state tried to reckon with mascots containing harmful representations of Indigenous cultures

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If you walked the halls of North Central High School two years ago, you’d find students milling about in their letterman jackets and jerseys stamped with the face of a Native American tribal chief in a traditional headdress.

Nowadays, however, you’d struggle to find a shred of evidence that the school’s mascot was ever anything other than a pack of howling wolves — the Wolfpack.

Mascots have been a staple of schools and sports teams for more than a century and for some, these iconic caricatures are the lifeblood that keeps

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