Parents Riled by Banner Recalling Indians' Brutal Treatment
The offending banner was held up during high-school football game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2016 2:35 PM CDT
Parents and others were offended by this banner held by cheerleaders during a high-school football game Friday in Ohio.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Some Ohio parents say they want to know how a banner recalling the country's brutal treatment of Native Americans showed up at a high school football game, the AP reports. According to WHIO and WCMH, some Greenfield-McClain High School cheerleaders held up the questionable banner for a Friday night game against the Hillsboro High Indians. The banner read: "Hey Indians, Get Ready for a Trail of Tears Part 2." The reference was to the forced relocation of Indians in the 19th century. Thousands died of starvation, illness, or exposure. The school posted an apology on Facebook, but it was deleted after parents began asking about it and posting questions and comments. Hillsboro won the game 43-40.

 

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