SUPPORT the removal of two murals depicting an American Indian being hanged by armed whites from the currently-abandoned county courthouse in Idaho's capital. Starting in 2008, the Idaho Legislature plans to meet in this courthouse as its century-old Statehouse undergoes a $115 million revamp. Everybody entering this courthouse is forced to walk past the murals as they climb steps to where the House and Senate meet. This year, leaders from Idaho's five American Indian tribes spent much of February inside the Capitol, campaigning on sovereignty issues including gas taxes and tribal gaming rights. Preserving these murals is akin to posting artwork depicting the gassing of Jews during World War II on any governmental office building wall in modern Germany today! Tell Arthur Hart, director emeritus of the Idaho State Historical Society and others in Idaho's historical societies that this is blatantly racist and unacceptable.

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  • 14 November 201550. Megan C
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 201549. Laura Phelps
    I support this petition
  • 07 August 201448. Angela L
    I support this petition
  • 02 June 201447. Jacqub Eg
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  • 24 January 201446. Christine R
    Put those murals in a museum, and tell the truth about why they exist as evidence of genocide.
  • 23 December 201345. Kathy Y
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  • 21 December 201344. Janine Wells
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  • 05 December 201343. Tamra B
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  • 05 October 201342. Patty F
    This should not even be an issue. They should be removed, period. If the murals were of African Americans being whipped to death or women being burned at the stake in Salem, it wouldn't be tolerated. This is not a matter of being "politically correct", bu
  • 14 September 201341. Mary Beard
    How can anyone with a heart, look at that mural everyday when they come for work. It is a disgrace to the intelligence of the human race. My question is, why would anyone paint it, was it for these days, so mankind could question the ways.
  • 01 September 201340. Cathy N
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  • 09 February 201339. Judith A
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  • 14 January 201338. Shadowhawk E
    When . if ever ,will the U.S. see the errors of their past and present.& admitt once and for all the Genocide that was & still is in this Country....Why do we even have to sign a petition for something that should be common basic Humanitiy. This i
  • 21 November 201237. Ahyoka Quinn
    I support this petition
  • 10 November 201236. James K
    I support this petition
  • 27 June 201235. Lisa H
    Enough is enough!
  • 11 March 201234. Alexandra A
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 201233. Andrew H
    GET RID OF MURALS !!!!!!!!!
  • 02 January 201232. Angel H
  • 19 December 201131. Juan Ch
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 201130. Barbara Jw
    where do these people buy the white hoods to wear to work everyday, and what are they thinking as they walk past that everyday, I have never even been in the building and my stomach aches just thinking about it, I feel their pain and the fear in the famil
  • 08 December 201129. Marie Louisemorandilongz
    people would not think twice about the immorality of the mural and its despicable racist nature if it depicted Blacks being lynched or Jews being gassed, so what does it take to get ignorant, racist whites to recognize this when it is perpetrated against
  • 10 October 201128. John Fd
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 201127. Sandy H
  • 01 August 201126. Anne Whitney
    I support this petition
  • 18 May 201125. Judy B
    Historical or not, these murals are racist, degrading, and violent and should be removed.
  • 07 April 201124. Corina R
    It would be in the best interests of all people to remove these murals. although they may depict a portion of history , their contined appearance tends to keep alive the tension and anti-tolerant sentiments that are already a strong part of the relationsh

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