Actually "Chippewa" is a mispronunciation of "Objibwa." It's not my tribal affiliation, but just a piece of trivia I read somewhere.
But as an American Indian myself, I find it silly that so many tribes are offended by the depiction of "Natives" with war garb and spears as team mascots.
I am proud to be depicted as fierce and someone to be reckoned with!! Isn't that part of the sporting event anyway, to psych out the opposing team. (By the way, are the fighting Irish offended by that little Leprechaun image?)
Ooops! Didn't see post number 22 when I wrote that!
But the decision should be made jointly by the college and the representative ruling body of tribe -- not by disgruntled individuals.