Dartmouth High to unveil plaque honoring native history at Sept. football game

Sep 16, 2022

On Sept. 23, Dartmouth High School will unveil a plaque honoring “the history of the Dartmouth Indian logo and our Native American neighbors” that will be displayed in the school’s foyer.

The plaque will initially be revealed during a private ceremony at the school during the Sept. 23 school day.

However, the public is invited to celebrate the unveiling during halftime at the Dartmouth High versus Old Rochester football game later the same evening.

The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Dartmouth Memorial Stadium on Slocum Road.

Prior to the early 1970's, Dartmouth High used several iterations of a Dartmouth Indian logo on athletic team uniforms.

Following the undefeated 1973 football season, Clyde Andrews — a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Class 1974, and the Dartmouth Hall of Fame — redesigned the Indian image to more accurately reflect and honor the Eastern Woodlands Indians of the region now known as Dartmouth.

An iteration of the image designed by Andrews remains in use today and continues to pay homage to the Wampanoag.