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Sammy Seminole was the first mascot of the Florida State University Seminoles. He was a beloved figure on campus, and his antics were always a hit with the fans. But in 1972, the university decided to retire Sammy in an effort to find a less insensitive mascot. Sammy was a Native American caricature, and his portrayal was seen as offensive by many people. The university wanted to create a new mascot that would be more respectful of Native American culture. Sammy's retirement was met with mixed reactions. Some people were sad to see him go, while others felt that it was the right thing to do. In the end, Sammy's legacy is one of controversy. He was a beloved figure on campus, but his portrayal was also seen as offensive.