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US Navy sailor John R. Monaghan

A plaque on the base of the John R. Monaghan monument in Spokane, Washington, depicts Samoans as primitive.
Spokane, WASHINGTON — In downtown Spokane, Washington, in front of a private social club, stands a statue honoring the 19th century US Navy sailor John R. Monaghan. Most of the city's residents have no idea who Monaghan was. But for many Pacific Islanders in the area, his legacy is one of violence...