Mayor says town seal depicting white man strangling Native American is a "friendly wrestling match"

“The first thought that anyone has of this image is, "There’s some white guy killing an Indian, strangling an Indian,"?" says Cliff Matias, director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council in Brooklyn. Apparently not Whitesboro mayor Patrick O’Connor, who intends to keep using the village seal. "It’s actually a very accurate depiction of friendly wrestling matches that took place back in those days.” Here's the original seal (below). See how friendly the white man is?

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  1. The town had to be Whitesboro.

  2. You have to try really hard to not see Paula Deen throttling Ricky Ricardo.

  3. I like the way you think.

  4. Holy shit, that's awesome. How the hell do you keep topping yourself?!

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