November 28, 2022

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Colorado schools face cultural shift after dropping Native mascots

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LAMAR — A steady stream of people sorted through sports jerseys piled on long tables in the Lamar High School gym recently as they searched for a coveted number — theirs, perhaps, or one worn by a son or daughter. Or their dad. Or their grandpa.

The sale and silent auction of all things Savages felt a bit like a class reunion where people shared stories of memorable games, coaches or high school days. But it was most like an estate sale for a departed and beloved community member.

“It’s just sad,” was a common refrain from people who clutched a bit of memorabilia to their chest.

They are resigned that the school is now home to the Lamar Thunder, and the mascot is a snorting buffalo charging at full speed. Those interviewed at the Sept. 17 sale didn’t want…

Sue McMillin

2022-09-26 03:49:00

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