Editorial: Help students and Sakakawea
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If North Dakota's schoolchildren are successful, Sakakawea and her son Pomp will make one final posthumous journey, one The Grand Forks Herald in an editorial today says couldn't be a better one.

This time, it will be to the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. The kids need to raise $40,000 to complete financing of the $200,000 casting.

Normally, each state is only allowed two persons. But Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) secured a waiver to allow Pomp to be displayed, but not named, said the paper.

The paper erroneously mentions that Sakakawea would be the first Native in the hall. Shoshone Chief Washakie represents Wyoming and San Juan Pueblo leader Popay, who organized the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, represents New Mexico.

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has contributed money to build the statue.

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Help schoolchildren send Sakakawea to Washington (The Grand Forks Herald 11/19)

Relevant Links:
The National Statuary Hall Collection Sorted by Names -

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