By Chris I. Young
Some people hope the choice won't be Flatheads.
The word has undertones for Native Americans. Team officials said they haven't had any calls or complaints about the potential use of Flatheads, which was proposed as a reference to catfish found in the James River.
Team officials did remove Hambones from the list Tuesday after protests that the name refers to a dance brought to America by West Africans and later performed at minstrel shows.
Flathead is the name of a Native American reservation in western Montana that is home to the Confederated Salish, Kootenai and Pend d'Oreille tribes.
For more on the subject, see Spokane Team Respects Spokane Tribe and Team Names and Mascots.
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