Women of Color about town.

If it is hard to find statues honoring women it is usually even harder to find statues honoring women of color, but I was able to come up with a few.

I found a couple near the local art museum.  They have installed a number of representations of women of color (because we are so fascinating and exotic).

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This statue has some stylized Hopi maidens performing a basket dance.  This is done in October to ensure a good harvest.

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This one is a deer dance and the women are holding a deer foreleg.  It propitiates the deer spirit and helps to bring good hunting.

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Stylized southwestern mother and child.

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Una mujer, pero baille con un hombre.   Unlike the other statues this woman is made of fiberglass.

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Perhaps the most under-represented group (at least locally) are the green-skinned women, the mermaids.  Once again we have the spectrum of female experience: virgin, mother, crone.

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