Legislators, Native Americans Hold Out Hope For Removal of Capitol Statue

The statue of Captain John Mason (middle) stands above the Capitol's north steps and some are asking it be removed since Mason took part in a 1637 Connecticut raid that killed hundreds of Pequots. (Robert Storace/CT Examiner)


TwitterFacebookCopy LinkPrintEmail

One state legislator has fought for a dozen years to remove the statue of Capt. John Mason – who led a massacre of Eastern Pequot Tribe members in Mystic in the 1600s – from the north side of the Cap...

Haven’t subscribed yet? Click here to register.

CT Examiner is just $20 a year. And if you want to unsubscribe? That’s online and at the click of a button. No phone calls. No runaround. No hassle.

At less than a tenth the cost of our statewide competitors, our promise to you is no-nonsense federal, state, and local news that’s nonpartisan, respects your privacy and is ad-free.

Subscribe and see why CT Examiner is the fastest growing news source in Connecticut.

Robert Storace

Robert Storace is a veteran reporter with stints at New Britain Herald, the New Haven Register, the Connecticut Post, Hartford Business Journal and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Storace covers the State Capitol for CT Examiner. T: 203 437 5950