Native American statue to replace one of Spanish priest taken down in 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — New details were shared on Monday about the plan to erect a statue that commemorates Native Americans and will replace ...

November 20, 2022
3:36 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — New details were shared on Monday about the plan to erect a statue that commemorates Native Americans and will replace the statue of Spanish priest Junipero Serra that was taken down in Capitol Park in 2020. Assemblymember James Ramos, the first Native American elected to California's legislature, was joined at Capitol Park by other lawmakers and representatives from Sacramento-area tribes to unveil a likeness of the statue that will be erected in the park. The new statue will be of William Franklin, a member of the Miwok who advocated on behalf of Native American tribes in California.

Sergio Robles