A bronze statue honoring Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is bound for a new home in North Dakota. The move means it will no longer welcome visitors to New York City’s American Museum of Natural History after a stint of 81 years.
The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation announced the relocation in a statement Friday.
The monument will be dispatched after complaints its depiction of the mounted president flanked by walking Native American and African figures offended the sensibilities of passers by and was deemed “problematic due to its hierarchical depiction,” UPI reports.
The work, created by sculptor James Earle Fraser, is now headed to a public facility that bears the former president’s name in Medora, N. D.