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

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

Over the decades, the quiet coastal hamlet of Arcata, Calif., has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a majority Green Party city council and one of the first to tacitly allow marijuana farming before pot was legal.

Now it’s on the verge of another first.

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...

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