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Dayton gives mixed review to Capitol art plan


State officials are considering a plan to relocate two paintings inside the Minnesota Capitol because of complaints about their depiction of American Indians.

The large paintings –- Father Hennepin at the Falls of St. Anthony and The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux — are longtime fixtures in the Governor’s Reception Room, along with four other paintings that depict Civil War battles.

Tribal leaders and others have said the two American-Indian-themed painting are historically inaccurate and insensitive to native people.


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