On December 27, 1941 — The Boston Braves mascot, Chief Nokahoma, adopted today, is considered by many as an aberration of a Natchez Native American and misrepresented in Plains Indians headdress.

Levi Walker, the third person to play Chief Noc-A-Homa, a role he will perform from 1969 through 1985, was born in 1941. Dressed in Native American costume, the Georgia native will come out of his tepee, located in the bleachers, to set off smoke signals and do a celebration dance whenever a Braves player homers at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

 

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference December 27

SABR Games Project

National Pastime December 27

National Pastime December 27

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