The Illini aren't a Sioux tribe. That makes no sense
Edited on 2013-02-19 12:20:50
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The Illini had such an agreement as well
posted by Domer58
They are an Algonquian tribe. The tribes aren't even related.
That was one of the objections of the descendants, though. The Chief's costume was a Sioux costume.
I'm not one for political correctness where it's not warranted, but that's just basic. Imagine if our mascot were wearing an orange sash and a bowler hat.
In any case, the Illinois sports teams still are the Illini. They just retired the Chief.
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