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While significant majorities of actual Native Americans polled have responded they don't takeoffense at the Washington Redskins' nickname, the question has remained an issue for some who consider the name pejorative.
The Week Magazine collected 19 more-PC names that have been proposed for the team, including the Washington Jepziwok (Chippewa for "great athletes") and the Washington Matwesaso ("courageous" in the native dialect of the Nanticokes, dominant tribe of the Potomac region).
Irish Elk likes the "Washington Americans." No one could object to such a fitting name associated with the nation's capital, and since the Indian is a centuries-old allegory for America, they could keep the logo. (Maybe they could even add a few more feathers.)