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Parents riled banner recalled brutal treatment of Indians

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Some Ohio parents say they want to know how a banner recalling the country's brutal treatment of Native Americans showed up at a high school football game.

WHIO-TV in Dayton and WCMH-TV in Columbus report that some Greenfield-McClain High School cheerleaders held up the banner for a Friday night game against the Hillsboro High Indians.

It read: "Hey Indians, Get Ready for a Trail of Tears Part 2." The reference was to the forced relocation of Indians in the 19th century.

Thousands died of starvation, illness or exposure.

The stations reported the school posted an apology on Facebook.

WHIO reported the apology was deleted after parents began asking about it and posting questions and comments.

A message was left Saturday for the Greenfield district's superintendent.

Hillsboro won the game 43-40.

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