First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S.

A battle to take down a statue of President William McKinley in the small Northern California city of Arcata reflects a growing debate around the country on monuments that honor those who helped bring about the deaths of Native peoples.

No other city has taken down a monument to a president for his misdeeds. But Arcata is poised to do just that. The target is an 8½-foot bronze likeness of William McKinley, who was president at the turn of the last century and stands accused of directing the slaughter of Native peoples in the U.S. and abroad.

Source: First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S.