The Chiefs are bringing Native American imagery, and the ‘tomahawk chop,’ to a Super Bowl stage

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from The Washington Post,

The Kansas City Chiefs often claim Arrowhead Stadium as the world’s loudest home field — and one of the most intimidating, too. And when the public address system plays the rhythmic “war chant” to accompany the famed “tomahawk chop,” the stands can feel as though they’re rocking back and forth.

That has attracted increased attention from Native American groups and indigenous rights advocates as the team steps onto one of the world’s biggest sporting stages. The Chiefs have largely escaped the scrutiny of other sports franchises that employ Native American imagery and other tropes, including the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians.

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