One of the characters in the novel is a lawyer named Campbell. On page 116, he says:
"I imagine it sends the same message that you did when you picked the Chieftains as your school mascot."
"We've been the Ponaganset Chieftains since 1970," the principal argues.
"Yes, and they've been members of the Narragansett tribe since they were born."
"It's derogatory. And politically incorrect."
(Excerpted from Debbie Reese's American Indians in Children's Literature, 4/17/07.)