The Scrap Over Shawmut's Symbol

Is Shawmut National's corporate logo respectful of Native Americans or politically incorrect? The answer isn't clear, even to Indians, who are divided on the subject. The dustup started when New England's third-largest bank recently began placing its 82-year-old logo--an imposing bust of Obbatinewat, who was chief of the Shawmut tribe in the early 1600s--on the 33 branch offices of its newest acquisition, New Hampshire's New Dartmouth Bank.

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