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It was only the latest development in controversy over a name that some say is insensitive and offensive to Native Americans.
The debate over the Washington Redskins name will follow the team on the road when it faces the rival Dallas Cowboys.
The Oneida Nation, a roughly 1,000-member tribe in New York, has pledged $10 million over 10 years to the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian, according to The Washington Post.
The Oneida Indian Nation detests the Redskins name, but is lauding two former Redskins for taking a stand on a controversial issue this week.
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