President Abraham Lincoln statue in Edgewater's Senn Park defaced with anti-colonizer graffiti referencing Dakota 38

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo

Friday, November 25, 2022 2:17PM

CHICAGO (WLS) — For the second time in a month and a half, a statue of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized by anti-colonizer activists.

This time, it was a statue of the former president sitting in Edgewater’s Senn Park.

The vandals used red paint to deface the statue and pedestal, referencing the “Dakota 38.”

SEE MORE: Abraham Lincoln statue in Lincoln Park defaced with anti-colonizer graffiti

That’s in reference to 38 Native Americans who were hanged in 1862 over a land dispute in what is now Minnesota. President Lincoln approved those death sentences.

Chicago police did not immediately provide information on the incident Thursday.

A statue of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Park was targeted by anti-colonizer activists last month.

In that incident, the group dumped red paint on the statue and spray painted “Avenge the Dakota 38” on the ground.

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