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Images of mural depicting lynching of Indian man


The Associated Press published a story earlier this week about murals in an old Idaho county courthouse that depict the lynching of an Indian man. The AP is now publishing images of the murals that tribal leaders and some state lawmakers say are offensive.


One mural shows a shirtless Indian man, with his back turned, kneeling by a noose. Two white men with guns are getting ready to hang the Indian man.


The second mural depicts some sort of encounter between a group of Indians and two white men.

Some say the murals should be removed or painted over but historic preservationists don't want them disturbed. They were commissioned in the 1940s under a federal project that also produced controversial murals at the Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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