Officials in a southwestern Michigan city could decide whether a monument featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American should be removed from a park.

Reports say that Kalamazoo city commissioners are to meet Monday night to consider plans for the Fountain of the Pioneers in Bronson Park.

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Some residents say the piece is racist, while others argue that it's a work of art that can teach people about history.

City Manager Jim Ritsema has said the fountain near the city's downtown should be removed and a new plan developed for the park.

It was reported that commissioners are to consider removing the monument and its two reflecting pools and seeking a new location for the fountain's artistic elements.

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