Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hell with the Chief


I see that the University of Illinois is--finally--retiring its octogenarian mascot, Chief Illiniwek. If you need to be convinced of how this is related to children's literature, take a look at some of Debbie Reese's work, which includes a Horn Book article from 1998 that can be found here.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Wonderful essay. I'll add it to the mental list of resources I refer to when evaluating books for my library's collection.

Another good resource I've been using for years is Lisa Mitten's "I Is Not for Indian"
http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/ailabib.htm

Also
and www.oyate.org