Redskins received 7,000 letters in support of the name, 200 from Native Americans
This led to a brief discussion on Facebook:
So they have no present-day connection to any Native tribe or culture. And they're located in the DC region, so they're biased for the Redskins.
It's like citing me as an expert on Hollywood because I live in the area and have vague connections to the industry. Pretty much completely invalid.
In short, I suspect most of them are "Indians" like Elizabeth Warren, Johnny Depp, and Ward Churchill. They've heard family legends and they think they're supporting their "ancestors" by supporting the Redskins.
Meanwhile, there's this:
Fox News Declares Washington ‘Redskins’ Name A Fake Controversy