Just 20 minutes after the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson’s statues were torn down in Charlottesville Virginia, the city council held an emergency meeting.
This emergency meeting centered on whether or not a Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea statue should be torn down too. The City Council ended up voting to get rid of the statue, due to the fact a local Native American grouped deemed the statue as shameful.
According to the Daily Mail, soon after the council made the decision, a crane made its way to the park where the statue was placed and taken down in a matter of minutes.
The statue itself depicted explorer Merriwether Lewis standing together with William Clark and close behind them crouched down was Sacagawea.
Native American activists declared that it was degrading for Sacagawea to stand behind white men crouching down, whereas defenders of the statue declared that Sacagawea was crouching down to do some tracking.
Lewis Merriweather was born just west of the city of Charlottesville, Virginia in the year 1774; therefore, some members of the community are outraged their hometown hero has been uprooted from the city.
History of Lewis Merriweather, William Clark, and Sacagawea
Meriweather Lewis and William Clark are best known for their expedition across the west after Thomas Jefferson acquired new land for the United States through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Lewis and Clark met each other while serving in the Army together. Thomas Jefferson was very impressed by Meriweather Lewis’ leadership skills and asked him to conduct an expedition across the unknown land of the west. Lewis accepted the task and recruited his friend William Clark right away.
Together the two mapped and surveyed the new land; then, in 1804, they arrived in present-day North Dakota where they met a 17-year-old girl who was married to a French Canadian trader.
The 17-year-old girl was a Native American by the name of Sacagawea; she helped lead both Lewis and Clark all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Without Sacagawea’s help, Lewis and Clark could’ve possibly lost their lives either through disease or starvation.
Trump Predicted Tearing Down Confederate Statues Would Lead to Other Historical Statues Being Toppled
While President Trump was in office, he was very adamant that we shouldn’t get rid of historical statues in public parks.
He even went on record to say first it’s Lee; then it’s Jackson and then after that, they will come after Washington, Lincoln, and even statues of Jesus.
Well President Trump’s prediction was 100% accurate; statues of Washington, Lincoln, and Jesus have either been defaced or taken down within the last two years.