(SANLUISOBISPO) — Chumash leaders are asking a North County semi-pro baseball team to change its logo, which it says is demeaning to Native Americans.
The mascot for the North County Indians is a grinning, bright-red, Native American caricature that is based on the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo.
That mascot also has drawn criticism over the years, as have various similar logos from professional sports to Little League. The best-known pro sports teams that still have such logos are the Indians, Atlanta Braves, and Washington Redskins. All remain controversial.