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Indians survey fans about 'Chief Wahoo' logo

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With the Washington Redskins taking heat about the appropriateness of the team nickname, another sports club with a Native American-themed name is asking its fan base for feedback about a controversial logo.

The Cleveland Indians posted an online survey in which fans are asked their opinions of the "Chief Wahoo" logo -- a Indian with bright red skin, an exaggerated smile and a feather in his hair.

Survey participants are asked their opinions of the following statements:, "This logo reflects the heritage of the Indians," "I feel a strong positive emotional connection to this logo," "This logo makes me proud of the Indians," "This logo represents more than the team -- it represents the city of Cleveland," "This logo is an important part of my support for the Indians."

Other questions in the survey apply to the team's other logos and uniforms, as well as ballpark amenities and giveaways.

The club issued a statement to Crain's Business Cleveland that read, "The Indians continuously survey our fans on all matters of the organization. In this instance, the feedback on logos and uniforms was a small part of an overarching fan satisfaction survey and represents a normal course of action in our effort to ultimately provide the best fan experience possible."
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