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‘Feeling of hope’ on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as City prepares Columbus statue removal

Protesters gather at the Columbus statue, now covered, Monday evening.
October 13, 2020
As a child, Miguel Sague III often walked by the Christopher Columbus statue near Phipps Conservatory and wondered why a man who killed his ancestors had a monument. Sague, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, is a member of the Taíno people — the first Indigenous group that Christopher Columbus encountered on his expedition in 1492.
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