A town called Whitesboro rethinks its seal showing a white man choking a Native American

A town called Whitesboro rethinks its seal showing a white man choking a Native American

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Residents of Whitesboro, a small town in upstate New York, will decide in the coming days if they’ll finally replace a controversial village seal that depicts a white settler strangling a Native American man.

“We want to just put an end to it once and for all,” Mayor Patrick O’Connor told WKTV. “Let the residents have the say about what seal they want to represent them and their home and their history.”

Historians in Whitesboro, a town of less than 4,000 people in Oneida County, have long said the seal that dates back to 1883 merely shows “a friendly wrestling match that helped foster good relations” between the town’s founder, Hugh White, and a member of the Oneida tribe — an “important event” in its settling Read more…

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A town called Whitesboro rethinks its seal showing a white man choking a Native American