Native American Emblem Divides Some in Cottage Grove

March 21, 2018 11:22 AM

A controversy surrounding a Native American emblem on the floor of Park High School is dividing some Cottage Grove residents.

The Indian head mosaic was installed several decades ago, but now some students and parents want it removed.

Advertisement

The school district says no decision has been made, but that it's considering removing the emblem. Officials hope to make a decision on the artwork over the next few months.

Some petitions have sprung up online in favor of keeping the artwork, which supporters say honors Native Americans and the school's history.

"I always thought it was beautiful," said Kim Wamstead, who works at a local barber shop. "I hope it's not going to go, but it probably will."

Park High School changed its mascot from the Indians to the Park Wolfpack more than twenty years ago.

Credits

Joe Mazan

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Minneapolis Police Investigating after Man Found Dead in Vehicle

Wetterling Attorney: No Appeal, Case Made Public

Funeral Service Planned for Stillwater Corrections Officer

Sunny, Mild Saturday after Stormy Friday

Swanson Stands by Running Mate Nolan Despite Pressure

Community Gathers at City Hall to Show Support for South St. Paul Police

Advertisement