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Ted Turner does the tomahawk chop during Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves on September 30, 2003 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.
Some team names and even the actions of their fans have been denounced by aboriginal leaders for displaying negative stereotypes about native people. Think of the Cleveland Indians and their "Chief Wahoo" mascot, or the Washington Redskins. In the United States, several university sports teams have changed their names for this reason. Baseball's Atlanta Braves once had mascots named Chief Noc-A-Homa and Princess Win-A-Lotta, who lived in a tepee in the stands, and danced after home runs. Those two are long gone, thankfully, but controversy continues over the 'Tomahawk Chop,' a rallying cry for fans of the Braves, the Kansas City Chiefs and the college teams of the Florida State Seminoles.