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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."

The monuments included a fountain memoria...



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