The seal in question appears to depict a white settler choking an Indian.
The Seal Of Whitesboro, NY, Depicts A White Man Strangling A Native American https://t.co/EjDpfDygbt— deray mckesson (@deray) January 9, 2016
However, the village website states the image portrays a “friendly wrestling match” between village founder Hugh White and “an Oneida Indian of rather athletic form” during the 1900s.
The website adds that White’s victory won the goodwill of the Oneidas.
A vote on whether to keep the emblem is scheduled for Monday at the village office.