The woman’s image has been modified over the years.
Ojibwe artist Patrick DesJarlait remade Mia in the mid-1950s. DesJarlait’s work is included in the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul.
“I have mixed feelings about it,” Robert DesJarlait, Patrick’s son and an artist and writer, told the Star Tribune from his home in Onamia, Minnesota. “I’m sad to see it go, but I can understand why it’s gone. We live in a politically correct time, so maybe it was time to get rid of it. It certainly devolved into a stereotype.”
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