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Where is the Sculpture of the Fort Dearborn Massacre that was in the lobby of the Historical Society?

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2005-10-28 18:43:34
2005-10-28 18:43:34

It has been relocated to a site near 18th and Prairie. See http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/6410.html I went over to this site yesterday and didn't see any monument. The site I quoted above states that: "Carl Rohl-Smith's sculpture portraying a scene from Juliette Kinzie's account of the Fort Dearborn Massacre was commissioned by George Pullman and installed near Pullman's mansion and the presumed site of the conflict. The monument was removed from the site in 1931, and was later installed in the lobby of the Chicago Historical Society. In the 1970s American Indian groups protested the display of the monument as a false representation of Indians. With the revival of the Prairie Avenue Historic District, the statue was reinstalled near 18th Street and Prairie Avenue, close to its original site. The significance of the monument now may lie as much in its own history as in the historical events it purports to represent. I'm checking this all out and will report back. Actually I went to the site in October 2005 and the monument is definitely not there now. (I heard later that there are plaques on nearby buildings, but didn't notice on my visit.) Did some research (that hopefully will help correct the reference on the Chicago Historical Society's encyclopedica site) and learned it was moved to the nearby Hillary Rodham Clinton Park on Prairie, then put into storage by the Chicago Park District according to a 1998 newspaper article. I'm checking that out now.

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