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Nevada installs statue of Indian woman at U.S. Capitol

The state of Nevada is installing a statue of Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute woman who lived in the 1800s and advocated for peace and equal rights, at the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall today.

The statue depicts Winnemucca with a book in her left hand and a shellflower, as a token of peace, in her right hand. Her dress and hair are windswept, meant to represent change.

Nevada joins North Dakota, Wyoming and Oklahoma in having Native leaders represent their states. New Mexico will be installing a statue of Pope, a leader of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, later this year.

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Split by ideologies in life, Nevadans now share hall (The Reno Gazette-Journal 3/9)
Statue honors Paiute woman who led fight for equal rights (The Reno Gazette-Journal 3/9)
Sarah Winnemucc statue installed today in D.C. (The Lahontan Valley News 3/9)

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