Controversial Theodore Roosevelt statue will move from New York to North Dakota

MEDORA, N.D. — The statue of Theodore Roosevelt astride a horse and towering over an American Indian and African American that has drawn criticism in New York City will move to the new Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota.

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation and city of New York on Friday announced they have entered into a long-term loan agreement that will provide for a reconsideration of the statue designed by James Earle Fraser. The statue, commissioned by trustees of the New York State Roosevelt Memorial in 1929, has stood on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1940.