New York Town Votes To Retain 'Inappropriate' Seal
Residents of Whitesboro, New York, voted to keep their town seal after some raised concerns that the image could be perceived as racist.By Grant Suneson | January 12, 2016
The village of Whitesboro, New York, recently voted to keep its controversial town seal.
Critics say the town's seal shows and celebrates violence against Native Americans, but town historians say it’s just a misunderstanding.
The story goes that Whitesboro’s founder, Hugh White, was challenged to a wrestling match by a member of the Oneida tribe. White quickly pinned the challenger, which made him a "hero" to the Oneida and fostered goodwill between settlers and Native Americans.