Wisconsin mayor wants to add End of the Trail sculpture to city’s logo

WAUPUN – The End of the Trail sculpture in Waupun depicts a weary, historic Indigenous person on a weary horse and some locals are questioning the city’s mayor’s desire to market the statue on the city’s logo.

“Many tourists take pictures with it,” said Waupun Mayor Rohn Bishop. “It’s here in Waupun and we should be proud of it. The statue is not racist. The statue is a tribute to what Native Americans went through.”

Rohn Bishop

The world-renowned sculpture was built in 1928 by James Earle Fraser. He based it on his experience growing up in the Dakota Territory in the late 1800s, according to an article by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where a copy of the statue is on display.

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