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Article "Rally, Yells, Bonfire To Boost Spider Victory At Injun Game"

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Article "Rally, Yells, Bonfire To Boost Spider Victory At Injun Game"

Description

This article discusses the "‘Injun’ scalping that was going to be held on the football field before the Thanksgiving bonfire. The performance by the student is done to proclaim to the campus and nearby residents the "intentions" of the Spiders at a game the following day. The University cheerleaders led the rally followed by the band the Victory Swings. The students cleared the Westhampton forests to prepare for the bonfire. The article states, "the freshman will be on hand to watch their first Spider-Indian fire go up in flames for victory". This was a joint rally between Richmond and Williamsburg whose students tried to out cheer each other. The coaches of each team were present for this rally. The article states that the Spiders, "left silent testimony of their victory with the effect of slashing shears on Indian Scalps."

Source

"Rally, Yells, Bonfire to Boost Spider Victory at Injun Game." The Richmond Collegian XXVII, no. 11, (November 20, 1940): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19401120.2.4&srpos=5&e=01-01-1939-31-12-1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-indian+student------

Date

1940-11-20

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Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Student Contributor

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“Article "Rally, Yells, Bonfire To Boost Spider Victory At Injun Game",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/462.