Controversial Teddy Roosevelt statue moving from NYC museum to North Dakota

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The Rough Rider is mounting up and moving on. An American Museum of Natural History statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt, which has been criticized for glorifying colonialism and racial discrimination, is being relocated to North Dakota. For 80 years the Roosevelt statue stood sentry outside the museum, riding a horse and towering over an African man and a Native American man. Roosevelt’s own descendants conceded the depiction is “troubling” and signed off on the statue’s removal. Now, T.R. is headed for Medora, North Dakota, where the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Librar…

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