Now that you mention the song was published in 1909, I'm thinking that a few folks were complaining it was inappropriate to play this song because it was created for the early movie age and it portrayed the native americans as savages (the early movies would always show indians dancing around the fire while the song was being played). Anyway, I remember the native american contingent on campus said they had no problems with the song being played, but the university dropped it anyway to appease the PC police.
The day ISU decided it couldn't play a beer jingle because it might offend some people is one of only a couple days in my life I was embarrassed to be a Cyclone. If I remember correctly, those that first protested the song's playing didn't even know it was the Hamm's beer song they just assumed it was a native american song. Knee jerk politically correct reaction at its finest.
It's obvious I am still not over it. The good news is that decision encouraged me to get into campus politics and give it a voice of reason.
Is it a native American song if written in 1909. I could see if the words were referring to NA, but these our env words - a beer in the sky of blue waters. How can a chant sound be offensive if there is no war chops or tomahawk signs. I mean, really, how can that be offensive with the words? Some people are probably anti-themselves in bending over backwards to see their oher side.
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
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