Piqua Indians Considering Name Change

Piqua Indians Considering Name Change

PIQUA – Piqua High School’s mascot, the “Indians,” has drawn a lot of criticism in recent years. Some locals call it honorable and historic, while most deem it highly offensive. Now, the name will likely change for good.

Last week, a crowd of 5,000 protesters marched around Piqua’s football stadium chanting “change the name, change the name!” The crowd knocked over 2 stadium light posts and looted the concession stands, using ketchup and mustard packets to deface the Indian mascot.

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After the demonstration, officials quickly announced plans to reconsider using the Indian as their name. 

The Piqua School Board has already built a Rebranding Committee, and has held meetings to present new mascot concepts. New name suggestions include the Penguins, Pickles, Swamp Dragons, Pacifiers (in honor of Piqua’s largest employer, Evenflo), Edisons, and the Utah Jazz. No decision has been made, and the school board is still taking suggestions from the community. 

“We just want to get it right this time, so we don’t have to change it again. Personally, I think the Piqua River Gators has a nice ring to it,” said Rachel Tyton of the Rebranding Committee.

Have an idea for a new mascot to replace the Piqua Indians? Please leave a comment so we can forward it along to the Rebranding Committee.

For more updates on the rebranding, subscribe to the Miami County Bugle Caller. 

 

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Mario Cheltingham

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This Post Has 19 Comments

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    Susie Adams

    Piqua Warpigs

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    Tracy cline

    Um no piqua indinas has been oir name for years i hope we dont change it

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    Rhonda

    Leave it as it has been. People just want to complain and cause problems and your feeding right into them. It’s just a name , if you change it they will just complain about something else and it will never stop! I was a proud piqua Indian!!!!!

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    Tiffany Cremeens

    Fuck off with your fake article

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    Beverly Goetz

    The Indian is part of our heritage. Not just in Piqua but in surrounding counties. The Indians were here long before us. I think this shows respect to the heritage, and our history. It is not racist against Indians or anybody else.

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    Pickles

    Bro do pickles

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    PIQUA PICKLES

    DO PICKLES!!!!!!

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    Doug

    They’re not protesters, they’re vandals. Let’s get that correct. So who now gets to pay for the vandalism? The taxpayers! Maybe if the vandals cared as much about the underdeveloped education platform that Piqua has to offer rather than their mascot name, Piqua wouldn’t be so poorly ranked in the state for education.

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    Regina Mumford. "83"

    I don’t think we should change the name….it should remain PIQUA I N D I A N S….It always has been…..and it should remain…..I N D I A N S

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    Jill Wigdahl

    Piqua Pride aka Lions

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    Jacob warren

    Thia is the worst idea ever tell the snowflakes protesting this to het a job then they wouldnt have time to worry about it im a alum of liqua i like the Indians thank u

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    Kathy

    Are these people insane!! Leave the name alone!!!

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    Shannon Darby

    I dont like the idea that we need to change our name.
    #INDIANNATION
    #GOPIQUAINDIANS

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    Stop lying

    This never happened

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    Michelle

    Well definitely not the pacifiers do you want us to be made fun of! Why change it!

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    Carolyn Bayat

    Piqua Patriots would be good since the school colors are red and blue

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    Jason DuLaney

    You should name them the Piqua Weaklings to reflect the strength and resolve of the school board leadership who rolled over without any resistance.

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    Piqwad For Life

    There are a lot of good names suggested but how about keeping some Indian reference like the Piqua Feathers or Teepees and yes the protest happened. I saw them out there but I thought it was just a pep rally

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    Eric

    This comment is completely fake. I live near the stadium and this never occurred.

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