I Am Not A Mascot, or Am !?--Native American Studies

by  National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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This program studies the role of Native Americans in American history, their relationship to baseball, and the role that mascots should--or should not--play in the game today.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Each program is $150.00.


45 minutes to 1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Virtual Field Trips are offered Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least one day's notice.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown, NY
United States

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime.

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Program Details


The program begins with a virtual tour of the Museum.

A lecture about Native Americans and their connection to baseball follows, and includes repeated questions that are posed to students.

The program concludes with a discussion about Native American mascots and logos and their roles in baseball.


Participants will learn about early Native American games that utilized a stick and a ball.

Participants will also learn about the expulsion of Native Americans over time, the rise of Native boarding schools, and the exploits of pioneering ballplayers like Louis Sockalexis, Jim Thorpe, and Chief Bender.