ST. LOUIS (AP) — A statue of a Native American that served as a landmark at an intersection in a St. Louis enterprise district was eliminated Friday after officers decided it didn’t “appropriately honor” indigenous communities.
The statue will probably be donated to the National Building Arts Center, a repository for space architectural artifacts, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Its sculptor, Bill Christman, endorsed the statue’s removing.
The Cherokee Street Community Improvement District stated in a social media publish that the sculpture was eliminated early Friday, after a vote Thursday night time at a meeting of the district.
The fiberglass statue, which stands 21 ft excessive, was commissioned in 1985 by the Cherokee Station Business Association to function a landmark for the road and its resurgent business district.
“However, the statue doesn’t appropriately honor the indigenous communities which have known as this land dwelling,” the enterprise district’s assertion stated.
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