CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school board voted to remove a Native American mascot from certain school logos after facing controversy.
Merrimack Valley High School held a meeting on the fate of the school’s logo where the board voted to remove the controversial mascot from gym banners, WMUR reported.
The vote came Monday after those against the mascot’s use asked the school board to permanently remove it.
“Our headdresses are very sacred to us. Each feather is earned. You have it on the floor as a mockery,” Andover resident Amy Moriarty said.
The board decided the mascot will remain in the school’s hall of fame as well as outside banners for one month every school year.
Board members also voted to create a history room that would include Native American school artifacts and asked curriculum to add content in the school education on local indigenous history.