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The Albert Pike Statue is located at 3rd and D Streets, N.W. in downtown Washington, D.C. It is administered by the National Park Service. Congress authorized the placement of a statue to Albert Pike on Federal land in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1898, in Joint Resolution 20 (30 stat. 737). The Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, which Pike led for 32 years, sponsored and paid for the statue's erection, as recognition for his long service to the Scottish Rite. At the time of erection, the statue stood in front of the Scottish Rite House of the Temple. The enabling legislation does not refer to Pike's service in the Confederate Army.
Pike, an early advocate of native American rights, led Confederate Indian troops at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Even though he had severe disagreements with Jefferson Davis over use of Indian troops and left Confederate service, the statue was for many years the scene of ceremonies by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
In this eleven-foot bronze statue by Italian sculptor Gaetano Trentaove, Pike is presented in civilian dress as a Masonic leader, not as a Confederate General. He carries a copy of his famed but long out of print Morals and Dogma in his left hand. The large granite pedestal below him contains a bronze lady in Greek dress who sits on one level of the pedestal and holds the banner of the Scottish Rite.
The statue was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1978, in a National Register nomination of the Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. Pike's statue is the only Confederate officer represented among the outdoor Civil War statuary of Washington .
Since September, 1992, protesters have held rallies at the Pike statue contending that he was "the chief founder" of the Ku Klux Klan in Arkansas. The protesters are led and organized by and consist mainly of supporters of political figure Lyndon LaRouche. The protesters' main organizer is Anton Chaitkin who is affiliated with the Shiller Institute, a LaRouche organization. Messrs. LaRouche, Chaitkin, and their supporters contend that the Klan was founded as the terrorist arm of the Scottish Rite as part of a wide Masonic conspiracy to keep the South in Confederate hands.
Wikipedia Description: Brigadier General Albert Pike
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Brigadier General Albert Pike is a statue of Albert Pike, by Gaetano Trentanove. It is located at Judiciary Square, at 3rd Street and D Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
The statue is a contributing monument to the Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC, of the National Register of Historic Places.
It was cast in 1899, and dedicated on October 23, 1901. It was relocated in 1972, and rededicated on October 3, 1977.
In 1992, Rev. James Bevel, and Anton Chaitkin were arrested for "statue climbing".
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