Controversial 19th century statue removed from San Francisco's Civic Center

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A controversial 19th century statue in San Francisco's Civic Center has been removed. The statue showed a Native American man at the feet of a conquering Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary. (KGO-TV)

A controversial 19th century statue in San Francisco's Civic Center has been removed.

City crews loaded the "Early Days" sculpture onto a truck early Friday morning and hauled it away.

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The statue showed a Native American man at the feet of a conquering Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary.

Some people called the statue racist and demeaning.

On Wednesday, the city board of appeals voted to remove it.
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