Tribal leaders to view controversal Idaho murals

Tribal leaders in Idaho plan to view and discuss some controversial murals in the state Capitol next week.

The murals were commissioned by the federal government during the Depression era. One of them depicts the lynching of an Indian man, something that historians say never happened in Idaho.

Several state lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, object to the murals. They suggest covering up or removing the artwork.

The issue has heated up because state lawmakers will be using the old Ada County Courthouse, where the murals are located, next year while the Capitol building is being renovated.

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