Chief Illiniwek

Mascot

Bio

  • Was the mascot for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain
  • Mascot since 1926 to 2007
  • Was banned because of the stereotypical controversy
  • A student would dress up in a Sioux Regalia and preform during halftime

Quote and Statistic

Quote:

"They can say 'we like chief Illiniwek and wish he could come back."

Statistic:

Since 1926 a total of 36 different students have preformed the role of Chief Illiniwek

Influential

Chief Illiniwek is influential in history because of the controversy that it has caused. Illiniwek should advance because he teaches that even though he has been the mascot since 1926 that through time it can evolve into something hurtful and controversial.