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(5,649 posts)
2. I recognize that point, but it also means that she was important to their success.
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:22 PM
Jul 2021

I see talent and dignity there, too.


(22,861 posts)
4. Yeah you're right the sculptor couldn't possibly have shown her leading or teaching Lewis and Clark;
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:30 PM
Jul 2021

the only option was having her crouch down, eyes downcast, as a tertiary figure, as befitting Natives and women involved in the important business of white men on military intelligence operations.



(5,649 posts)
6. Nice try putting words into my mouth
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:40 PM
Jul 2021

Of course the sculptor and the city could have made a monument to Sacajawea as teacher, instead of to Lewis and Clark as expeditioners.


(11,825 posts)
8. I agree
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:43 PM
Jul 2021

The fact that she was important enough to be included in the artist's depiction speaks volumes. Her work as a tracker was important to the success of the expedition.


(17,720 posts)
3. Abrubtly? They voted to remove that statue in 2019.
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:22 PM
Jul 2021

City council voted to remove that statue in 2019.


Charlottesville votes to remove another statue, and more controversy follows
Joe Heim
November 29, 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE — When the Charlottesville City Council voted this month to remove a prominent statue depicting Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea from the city’s downtown core, it marked the third time in three years the city acted to banish a long-standing statue it determined to be divisive, a vestige of racism or culturally insensitive.



(13,919 posts)
5. Not according to her surviving relatives
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:37 PM
Jul 2021

and the local Native Americans.

The Charlottesville City Council voted in November 2019 to remove the statue from its location, a decision "cheered by the local Native American tribe, the Monacan Indian Nation, and descendants of Sacagawea’s family in Idaho. They said the statue presented a weak and servile image of Sacagawea, who was rather an essential guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clark.


(9,756 posts)
10. In a hundred years she will be lost to history
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:46 PM
Jul 2021

A sentence or two in a three inch book

Remembered by the ap class geeks


(17,720 posts)
14. The "abruptly" made vote was to use excess funds
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 06:01 PM
Jul 2021

The crew and equipment that removed the Lee and Jackson statues finished early and it was a money saving idea to do it while they were here.

Rose Ann Abrahamson a descendant of Sacagawea spoke briefly to the council yesterday before the vote. She still feels that the statue should be destroyed and is not sure that it can be re-contextualized to be acceptable to her.


(16,913 posts)
9. Pretty sure all statues are eventually coming down
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:45 PM
Jul 2021

Traitors like Lee should have never been immortalized that way. But MLK, Roosevelt (both), Lincoln all had their flaws. Eventually it will be decided that no one man or woman deserves to be glorified that way.


(4,736 posts)
11. I think all statues are creepy anyway.
Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:49 PM
Jul 2021

I wouldn't get rid of any antiquities, but I'd curb all future erections. Of statues.

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