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Chief of Cherokee Nation wants Jeep to stop using tribe’s name on SUVs

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4 hours ago, jasonj80 said:

Honestly surprised it has taken this long in the current world environment.


https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/22/chief-of-cherokee-nation-wants-jeep-to-stop-using-tribes-name-on-suvs.html

 

Did Wilma Mankiller make a similar request when she became Deputy Chief of Cherokee Nation back in the 1980s?

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BRONCO-a range pony or mustang of the western U.S., especially one that is not broken or is imperfectly broken.

 

Horses should be offended everywhere.

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6 hours ago, rmc523 said:

I just don't understand why it's now suddenly an issue.

I can understand changing the football team name as the previous name was an insult and offensive. (Redskin was the term for the bounty paid for killing people like animals and bringing the skins back as proof.)

 

This is like naming the SUV the Jeep Canada. (Actually, I like that name now that I think of it.)

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Also, Pontiac is also a place (river) and people. And that division had a model called Parisienne (a lifestyle and people). Ferrari has Italia as well although the company is headquartered in the country in question, maybe all the Italians don't want the name on that car.

 

But than again, the offense probably the American people almost exterminated the Cherokee people and I think about what if the Germans started using Hebrew terms on VW cars, so maybe their argument is correct. This could be a sticky issue.

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7 hours ago, atomcat68 said:

 

 

But than again, the offense probably the American people almost exterminated the Cherokee people and I think about what if the Germans started using Hebrew terms on VW cars, so maybe their argument is correct. This could be a sticky issue.


Well VW does have the Touareg which is named after Tuareg people in Africa who still own slaves as of today. 

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8 hours ago, jasonj80 said:


Well VW does have the Touareg which is named after Tuareg people in Africa who still own slaves as of today. 

 

vw worse.jpg

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When American Motors, which owned Jeep in the 1970s, introduced the first Cherokee for the 1974 model year, it first received the blessing of tribal leaders. (I'm guessing tribal leaders received a loaded, brand-new Cherokee.)

 

There is a photo of AMC officials and tribal leaders with a 1974 Cherokee in Patrick Foster's book, American Motors: The Last Independent. 

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On 2/22/2021 at 10:03 PM, rmc523 said:

I just don't understand why it's now suddenly an issue.

 

 

Renault - Stellantis will have to pony up some €€€€€€

   

Motivation to suddenly create an issue is usually found by following the money.

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