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Indians finally take a stand in U.S. Capitol
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2003

The National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol will be getting some Indian additions.

Each state is allowed two statues in the hall. Nevada has chosen Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute woman, as its second representative. North Dakota plans to install a statue of Sacagawea, who joined the Lewis and Clark expedition, this fall and New Mexico sources are raising funds for a bronze of Popay, a San Juan Pueblo leader.

Wyoming has already placed Chief Washakie, the Shoshone chief who signed the Fort Bridger Treaty, in the hall.

Get the Story:
Two American Indian women to be added to hall of statues at U.S. Capitol (AP 4/30)

Relevant Links:
The National Statuary Hall Collection Sorted by Names - http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/nsh_names.htm

Related Stories:
Work on Pueblo leader statue begins (05/13)
Another Native joining national hall (03/07)
Shoshone chief represents state (9/08)

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