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13 Sheridan Square

Sheridan Square

Sheridan Square
General Sheridan here, was very popular during the Civil War and he went on to fight in the Indian Wars where he eliminated huge herds of buffalo in order to try and disrupt the Native American way of life. He's also famous for one remark he made, or supposed to have made, to the chief of the Comanches. And when he met him, the chief said, “I'm a good Indian,” but Sheridan replied, “The only good Indians I've seen are dead.” While, later he claimed that he never said it, but many witnesses said that he did. Whatever the case, it's pretty clear that Sheridan didn’t like the Native Americans very much. Probably they didn’t like him very much either. The statue here is created by George Segal in 1979, and it's the world's first public artwork to celebrate the gay community. Rather than create something loud and brash, they wanted to create something that showed the affectionate, loving, and caring side of that community, and that’s exactly what we see in the four figures here, all bronze works, painted white. Well, they were supposed to be installed here in the early '80s, but back then this community was a little bit catholic and they objected against the sculpture. But it finally arrived in 1992, and it's been standing proud here ever since.
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