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Cherokee Nation Removes Confederate Monuments in Oklahoma

 


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has removed two confederate monuments from its Capitol Square that were erected nearly a century ago by the Daughters of the Confederacy.

A crane removed the monuments from the nation’s tribal headquarters in Tahlequah on Saturday as Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., watched.

“It’s difficult to tell our story when we have non-Indian-driven monuments talking about the Confederacy, when they greet people as they come into our Cherokee Nation museum," Hoskin said in a statement. “It was time for a change.”

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2020-06-14/cherokee-nation-removes-confederate-monuments-in-oklahoma

 

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