Here's just a bit of cultural appropriation backstory to make this tragic tale even more local . . .
"The Chiefs got their name from a non-Native man. Harold Roe Bartle — a white business man who eventually became a two-term mayor of Kansas City — was responsible for the team's move to Kansas City and its designation after founding the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a Boy Scouts of America-affiliated troop.
"The Boy Scouts claim that Bartle spent a lot of time with Native Americans on their lands and wanted to honor and incorporate Native traditions into scouting by founding the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, which still exists today. The Author, however, described the group as a "fake Indian Boy Scout tribe." He wrote that according to a "traditional Mic-O-Say legend," Bartle "was inducted into a local tribe of the Arapaho people" and "was also given the name Lone Bear by an Arapaho chief." From then on, Bartle was known as Chief Lone Bear within Mic-O-Say circles, and eventually the nickname "Chief" caught on among people throughout Kansas City."
In other words, the story of "the Chief" was tall tale make-believe garbage that soon found gullible followers.
Meanwhile, the legal action confronting the Boy Scouts is very real . . .
The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday in an effort to keep operating while thousands of claims of sexual abuse by former members against the national youth group are litigated. The organization filed for bankruptcy in Delaware early Tuesday, according to court documents.
Always Be Prepared For Court
The Boy Scouts of America announced early Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying its goals are twofold: 'Equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come.'
Update: Kansas City Scouts Saved From Harsh Times
Major news broke overnight regarding the national Boy Scouts of America organization. The group filed for bankruptcy as it continues to battle sex abuse lawsuits. That filing has many questioning what will happen in the Kansas City area, which is home to a robust scouting program and several popular camps.
Developing . . .