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Officials Dedicate New Indian Memorial at Capitol

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 8:44 AM Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia officials are celebrating a new tribute to the state's Indian tribes on Capitol Square.

Gov. Ralph Northam and members of Virginia's 11 recognized Indian tribes held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for Mantle, a new monument near the state Capitol.

The Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission was established in 2009 to install a permanent monument on Capital Square.

"Mantle" by artist Alan Michaelson will be in the shape of a nautilus and include natural landscaping. The monument's cost is about $1 million raised through private funds.

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