Washita

The Headquarters of the National Park Service is located in the Department of the Interior Building in Washington D.C. Founded in 1849, it currently employs more than 70,000 professionals and stewards one-fifth of the nation’s lands. Inside, there are more than 40 painted murals in which Oklahoma is greatly represented. One mural, named “Indian and Soldier,” by Maynard Dixon, has a striking similarity of Custer and a Scout having a conversation with two Native Americans. According to Dixon, the Chief’s gesture states, “This is our land. You shall drive us no further.” “Ceremonial Dance,” by Stephen Mopope, is a celebration…

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