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California breaks ground on Native American monument

By Adam Beam THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)- Long before California got its name, the Miwok Indians hunted and fished along the banks of what would become known as the Sacramento River, including a spot where the state Capitol now stands surrounded by dozens of monuments to the state’s history.   Now, that tribe and others like it will have a monument for the first time honoring their history, a recognition made possible by protesters who tore down the statue of a Spanish missionary two years ago in a moment that coincided with a reassessment of California’s past.   State and tribal officials gathered Monday to break ground on a statue of the late William Franklin Sr., a well-known member of the Miwok tribe who worked to preserve the

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