Brooklyn’s Mohawk Tavern Changes Name After Upsetting Native Americans

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The place specializes in New York beer and wine.

It's understandable that co-owners Paul Hamill and Brandon Lenihan liked the name Mohawk Tavern for their "Adirondack campy" Windsor Terrace bar — both are from the Mohawk Valley area, and the place does "evoke images of the mountains and lakes of upstate." Equally understandable, though, are opponents, who said that even though there aren't any Native American trinkets or design cues around, the name was "culturally appropriative" and exemplified "the long and continued history of racism." A week after opening, the proprietors are working on coming up with something less offensive. [DNAinfo]