Ho-Chunk artist creates mural to honor Native American tribes
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - A mural is being painted in honor of the Native Americans buried on the grounds of UW-Stevens Point.
Christopher Sweet is a contemporary artist and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. The mural on the side of the Communication Arts Center pays homage to the Ho-Chunk, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Menominee Tribes.
“I collaborated with my cousin Dee Sweet. She created a poem for the mural and I was inspired by her words and the story of the ancestors that are here. So I created this mural,” said Sweet.
The project is part of UWSP’s effort to educate people about the tragedy that led to the burial of Native Americans.
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