Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
A submission from correspondent "Little Feather Spirit" (edited for clarity):
I have an attachment of a picture, "Jumping Joe," who was the mascot for Arkansas State University (ASU) which is now just the "Indian." ASU is located in a "dry" county (meaning no liquor is sold). Any students or others have to travel to surrounding counties to buy liquor.
The Party Liquor Store, 7392 Highway 49 S, Paragould, AR, (870) 236-7827, happens to be one of those liquor stores just on the border of Jonesboro. Both the liquor store and the building with the mural of the Indian dressed in breechclothes holding a "scalp" is owned by George Coullier or Collier (hard to understand some of the Arkansas accents).
This image includes the classic stereotypical elements: war club or tomahawk, scalp, braid or feather, big nose, leering expression, etc. In fact, it looks like a full-figure version of Chief Wahoo.
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