Yale Covers Up Gun In Puritan-Native American Stone Carving

Rob Shimshock | Education Reporter

Yale University announced Wednesday that it covered up a musket on a stone carving depicting a hostile interaction between a Puritan and a Native American, leaving the Native American’s bow and arrow uncovered.

Yale’s head librarian, Susan Gibbons, and the school’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces decided that the carving’s presence at a reopened entrance to the school’s library was “not appropriate,” according to Yale Alumni Magazine.

Gibbons said that the stone covering the Puritan’s musket could be removed without defacing the carving.

Yale’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces said its mission is to “hear from members of the community about art and other symbolic representations related to diversity and consider ways Yale might better reflect campus and our history.”

Yale undertook another revisionist effort in February when the school heeded the advice of a three-person panel to rename its Calhoun College residency. Two out of three of the panel members had previously signed a petition to rename the college. (RELATED: Biased Panel Rules To Change The Yale Calhoun College Name)

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Yale and Gibbons for comment, but received none in time for publication.

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