President Barack Obama recently said that if he were the football team's owner, he'd think about changing the Washington team's name. The normally non-committal president's comments fueled a debate over the top sports team in the nation's capital.
The debate involves some of the nation's richest men. A wealthy member of the Oneida Indian Nation has taken it upon himself to lead the charge against the Redskins' name. Ironically, after meeting with NFL officials in New York, ultimately the decision will be made by 31 white men.
The Oneida, meaning "the People of the Upright Stone" are a Native American/First Nations people that are one of five founding nations of the Iroquois Confederacy located in an area of upstate New York. Historically, the Oneida were believed to have emerged as a tribe in the 14th century that inhabited acres of land that later became central New York, particularly around Oneida Lake and Oneida and Madison counties.