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Atlanta Braves / Indian Activists #578591

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 21, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Bob Dotson) Indian activists' opposition to Atlanta Braves baseball team's name and fans' use of the "tomahawk chop" featured; scenes shown of Braves fans and American Indian demonstrations. Braves team owner Ted Turner said to have promised to discuss a name change after the season; scenes shown of Turner and fiancee actress Jane Fonda doing the tomahawk chop. [Atlanta Braves Stan KASTEN, American Indian Movement Clyde BELLECOURT - comment on name change.] Bellecourt said threatening lawsuits against the Braves, and the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins football teams. Other native Americans reported working on legislation to cut off tax money to public schools that have Indian logos. [Two WOMEN - comment on Braves name.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dotson, Bob

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