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Congress urged to remove tomahawk-swinging Indian statue from steps of Capitol. Washington, D.C., April 27. If Rep. Usher Burdick, Republican of North Dakota has his way, the 87 year old statue standing on the steps of the Capitol which depicts a frontiersman rescuing a white woman from a possible redskin tomahawking will 'be ground into the dust and scattered to the four winds.' Introducing a resolution in the House to that effect, the legislator said, ' the American Indian was no worse than some of our own ancestors, and there is no more reason to memorialize his misdeeds than there would be to set up a monument to the witch burners of Salem'

Congress urged to remove tomahawk-swinging Indian statue from steps of Capitol. Washington, D.C., April 27. If Rep. Usher Burdick, Republican of North Dakota has his way, the 87 year old statue standing on the steps of the Capitol which depicts a frontiersman rescuing a white woman from a possible redskin tomahawking will 'be ground into the dust and scattered to the four winds.' Introducing a resolution in the House to that effect, the legislator said, ' the American Indian was no worse than some of our own ancestors, and there is no more reason to memorialize his misdeeds than there would be to set up a monument to the witch burners of Salem'

 
 

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