WHITESBORO, N.Y. — A 20-year-old college student’s design is being considered to replace an upstate New York village’s official logo, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian.
Whitesboro officials decided to change the image in January after it was ridiculed on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
The University at Albany says communications major and Whitesboro native Elizabeth Brigham designed the new logo. It’s a placid illustration of birds winging over a hilly river valley.
Village leaders had defended the original seal against occasional criticism over the years, saying it shows a historic wrestling match that figured into good relations between early settlers and the Oneida (oh-NY’-duh) Indian tribe.
Mayor Patrick O’Connor says his board will make the final call on a design based on input from the community, descendants of village founder Hugh White and representatives of the Oneidas.
This story has been corrected to say the village board will make the final call based on input from the community, White descendants and the Oneidas.