Who Owns Native Culture?

Commenting on the use of the name Redskins (as in Washington Redskins) he writes: ”Native American cultures have survived five centuries of pestilence, military conflict and dispossession. Compared to these catastrophes, in what meaningful sense does the name of a professional football team put their survival at risk? One could argue just as convincingly that petty insults actually promote cultural survival by bringing Indians together in solidarity against the dominant culture.”

From review of Who Owns Native Culture? by Michael F. Brown in The New York Times. Read a discussion of the Hopi-Voth controversy from the first chapter here.