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Student to sculpt Winnemuca for U.S. Capitol


An art student has been chosen to create a sculpture of Sarah Winnemucca for the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall.

Benjamin Victor will show Winnemucca holding a book in her left hand and a shellflower as a token of peace in her right hand. Her dress and hair are windswept, which Victor said represents change.

Winnemucca was a Paiute woman who advocated for peace among Indians and non-Indians. She lived in the 1800s and died of tuberculosis in 1891.

Winnemuca will be the second Indian woman and the fourth Indian to be represented in the National Statuary Hall.

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Winnemucca sculptor selected (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 2/20)

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