I think it is not worth restoring just break it up and throw it away.
Restore it? I doubt it. That was just an excuse to keep it out of site.
120K to remove? Should've spent that money to commission another statue honoring the natives of the region. Ultimately all this art tells our collective story as a nation.
This is utterly stupid, this country has become much like the movie idiocracy.
What if we kept the artwork and changed the plaque letting everyone know why this was made at the time, and what it now represents. I think the revised statutes would be good history lessons. ??
If we wish to punish retroactively everything or everyone involved in wrongdoing, then our history will be a never ending cycle of blame. We will be stuck in the past and doomed to never reach the future. Simply acknowledge what has happened and move on. If we want to closely examine symbols then perhaps the U.S. flag needs to be redesigned as it has flown over every massacre ever carried out against Native Americans in this county's history.
Lets take down all statues and burn all written histories. We don't need to understand what happened before or understand our past. "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Those who destroy their history cannot learn from it.
"I think we're witnessing a moment in history where, commendably, San Francisco officials are doing the right thing to help rectify the mistreatment of indigenous people,"
Kind of like a when in movie the action of destroying an object releases the tormented souls. Give me a break.
Perhaps the sculpture can be displayed in a museum somewhere in the Bay Area.
Whites have always depicted other racial/ethnic groups as being subservient to whites.Things change.
The Christian's could slaughter the indigenous people, And steal their land. As long as they prayed to Jesus on Sunday they could do it all again on Monday.
Sucks, but it sucks worse what we did. Since our ancestors never had to pay, we will. Karma always finds you. Face the music, or pass it along to the next generation like those before us.