TOTAL DISCONNECT: So Sports Illustrated, in a method TDR pioneered in 1984, recently conducted some novel reporting on the question of �offensive� Indian mascots: They talked to actual Indians. SI and the Peter Harris Research Group surveyed 351 Native Americans and published the results in the magazine�s March 4 issue. The poll, reports SI, discovered �a near total disconnect between Native American activists and the general Native American population on this issue.� In fact, Native Americans overwhelmingly support the use of Indian mascots in high school and college sports (81%) and in professional athletics (83%). Activist Suzan Harjo, no stranger to Dartmouth, dismissed the findings out of hand: �There are happy campers on every plantation,� she insisted. Yet somehow I doubt that slavery was ever that popular among American blacks.