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1998 Port Jervis Yearbook

     Because First Nations are sometimes referred to as "the Red Race," this picture leaves nothing to doubt by making a clear inference that "Indians" are "Red Raiders." 
     A raider by definition is "One who enters into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables."  A few other words associated with raider are: "thief," "vandal," "attacker," "combatant," "pillager," "terrorist," and "robber." 
     In addition to supporting the analogy between warfare and sports, the use of an "Indian" icon  implies that First Nations are or were particularly war-like and perpetuates Eurocentric myths about "who was raiding whom."
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