There is a new journal article that summarizes the research findings on the effects of Native American mascots. This article can be downloaded for free. If you click this link and then click "PDF" you can download the article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13613324.2020.1772221?fbclid=IwAR16VIhDjdYzxBZlh2gRZx0yfRjRhIsJdn-WJgSwyRDPJcYU37PzwjiN8T4
From tribes’ role as America’s first governments, to modern day actors, athletes, and political leaders, Indigenous people contribute to American greatness every single day. Negative "Indian" stereotypes – especially those perpetuated by sports mascots – affect the reputation and self-image of every single Indigenous person and foster ongoing racism.
I am from Wapakoneta, OH and we are also fighting the same battle here. I am also Native American, and I do not believe these names honor my family and ancestors in any way. Keep on going, and dont give up!