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Monday, July 14, 2008

Native Americans Oppose Monument to Subjugation

AP Texas News

July 13, 2008, 8:33AM
Film shows fight over El Paso conquistador statue
"— DALLAS — When a renowned artist proposed creating the largest bronze equestrian sculpture ever made, El Paso leaders thought the project would help beautify the border city while honoring a founding father.
Instead, the monument depicting Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate divided El Paso residents along ethnic and social class lines, evoking protests, arguments and tears. One councilman even believes his opposition to the statue cost him his re-election.
The drama caused by the statue is featured in the documentary "The Last Conquistador," which airs nationally Tuesday on the PBS series P.O.V. The film is part of Art&Seek, a series by Dallas' KERA focusing on arts, journalism and community."
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