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Coeur d'Alene Tribe finds racist graffiti left on historical marker

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More on: cda, idaho, racism

Vandals defaced this historical marker sometime over the weekend. Photo from Coeur d'Alene Tribe

The Idaho State Police is seeking information about a racist message left on a historical marker on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.

Someone wrote "White Power" and "Die (expletive) Indians" on a sign at the DeSmet Mission. The graffiti was painted over but the tribe condemned the "hurtful words" left there.

“It will always be up to the community and those who live here to continue to stand up against hateful actions such as this," Heather Keen, the tribe's public relations director, said in a press release, The Spokane Spokesman-Review reported.

Anyone with information is urged to call (800) 222-8477.

Get the Story:
Idaho Tribe Seeks Information On Vandals Behind 'White Power' Message (Northwest News Network 7/14)
Racist graffiti found on Desmet Mission marker (The Spokane Spokesman-Review 7/15)

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